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EWTN Radio: Legatus’ 30th anniversary

8 Mar

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2017) — Legatus magazine’s editor-in-chief Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was an in-studio guest on EWTN Radio’s Morning Glory program this morning.

MorningGloryAlso in-studio were Morning Glory host Brian PatrickDr. Matthew Bunson, Amy McInerny of Human Life Action, producer Alyssa Murphy,  and Dominican Fr. Thomas Petri.

During the 10-minute segment, the hosts asked Novecosky about Legatus’ 30-year history, the ethical challenges facing presidents and CEOs, and Legatus’ formation of Catholic business leaders. Both Bunson and McInerny both talked about their own experiences speaking to Legatus chapters across the country.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview (10 minutes 28 seconds)

At EWTN’s Washington, DC, studios (L-R) Dr. Matthew Bunson (EWTN Senior Contributor), Catherine Szeltner (Host, EWTN Pro-Life Weekly), Patrick Novecosky (Editor-in-Chief, Legatus magazine)

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Jennifer Fulwiler Show: Business leaders can be saints

28 Dec

the-catholic-channel-logoNEW YORK (December 28, 2016) — Legatus magazine editor-in-chief Patrick Novecosky was a guest on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show this afternoon on Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel. Fulwiler asked Novecosky about Legatus–what it is, how it was founded, and whether or not business leaders can be saints. Can one put God first and at the same time seek excellence in the business world?

Novecosky highlighted the work done by Legatus members and how they–and all of us–are accountable for how we use our talents and material blessings. CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview (First 23 minutes of audio).

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Voice of the Vatican: Legatus and the Eternal City

29 Oct

a319c-upclose-with-patrick-novecoskyROME (Oct. 29, 2016) — Legatus, the world’s premier organization for Catholic business leaders, had its origin in Rome, the editor Legatus magazine told Shalom World TV‘s Ashley Puglia Noronha during an interview at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

Patrick Novecosky told Noronha on an episode of Voice of the Vatican that business leaders–presidents, CEOs and other executives–have great influence. Catholic business leaders have a great responsibility to set the ethical bar high for many reasons. Employees will rise or lower their ethical behavior after the model set by their company’s leader. Also, he said, ethically run businesses thrive and can weather storms that others cannot.

voiceNoronha asked Novecosky about Legatus magazine and its purpose. The magazine, he said, exists to help Legatus members to learn, live and spread their faith. Once they do that, their impact is virtually unlimited. He pointed to Tim and Steph Busch, California Legatus members who are helping build the business school at the Catholic University of America.

Novecosky also pointed to Pope St. John Paul II’s influence on Legatus and its mission. CLICK HERE to watch the entire interview. 9 minutes 28 seconds.

EWTN’s Morning Glory: Legatus editor interview

28 Oct
Patrick Novecosky and Matthew Bunson

Patrick Novecosky and Matthew Bunson

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2016) — Legatus magazine’s editor-in-chief Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was an in-studio guest on EWTN Radio’s Morning Glory program this morning.

Also in-studio were Morning Glory guest host Dr. Matthew Bunson, producer Alyssa MurphyFather Aquinas Guilbeau  from the Dominican House of Studies, and co-host Gloria Purvis.

MorningGloryDuring the 11-minute segment, the hosts asked Novecosky about Legatus and its newly chartered Washington DC Chapter. Bunson asked Novecosky ethics in the workplace and how Legatus helps form apostles for the New Evangelization.

CLICK HERE to listen to the entire interview (11 minutes 27 seconds)

Morning Glory: The Legatus interview

14 Dec

MorningGloryWASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 14, 2015) — Legatus magazine’s editor-in-chief Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was an in-studio guest on EWTN Radio’s Morning Glory program this morning. He was joined by Jim Coffey, vice president of advancement for The Papal Foundation.

Also in-studio were Morning Glory host Brian Patrick, producer Alyssa Murphy, spiritual director Monsignor Charles Pope and co-host Gloria Purvis.

During the 10-minute segment, the hosts asked Novecosky and Coffey about their apostolates and the collaboration between the two entities. Brian Patrick asked Novecosky about Holy Father’s take on business leaders and the poor. Novecosky responded by saying that business leaders are called stewardship and evangelization.

CLICK to listen to the entire interview (10 minutes 28 seconds).

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Legatus, Tom Monaghan and his French horn

15 Sep

MorningGlorySEPTEMBER 15, 2015 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and Editor-in-Chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on EWTN Radio’s Morning Glory program, broadcast live around the world from EWTN studios in Washington, D.C., this morning. Novecosky spoke to Morning Glory host Brian Patrick and his team of co-hosts Gloria Purvis, Fr. John Barry, and producer Alyssa Murphy.

They asked him about Legatus and its founder, Tom Monaghan, before moving on to talk about the importance of faith-filled business leaders for our highly secularized culture.

CLICK to listen to the entire interview (9 minutes 18 seconds).

EDITOR’S NOTE: One clarification: Tom Monaghan actually plays a B-flat alto horn, a close relative to the French horn.

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The battle for souls

16 Apr

by Patrick Novecosky

If there’s one thing that Lent has reminded me of, it’s that we’re at war. We’re in the thick of a battle for souls, and our eternal destination is one of two places.

Scripture and Church teaching are clear that heaven and hell are real — and that all souls in purgatory are destined for heaven. There’s nothing new in this. The battle for souls has been going on since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. However, it seems we’ve forgotten about the battle. In the comfort of our modern world, it’s easy to forget that 3,400 children are murdered via surgical abortion every single day in America. It’s easy to forget that the multi-billion-dollar porn industry is destroying marriages and warping people’s sense of reality. It’s easy to forget that Christian values are under assault from our own government.

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Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the 2014 Legatus Summit

Sen. Rick Santorum reminded Legatus members at its annual Summit last February that secularists are relentless in their efforts to change the culture, to remove every vestige of God and faith from the public square. Christians, he said, seem to have surrendered without a fight in the culture wars. His point is that we need to be equally relentless in our efforts to win back the culture — and, similarly, we need to be relentless in our efforts to win souls for Christ.

“America is broken because we’re afraid to fight,” he said. We must be committed, be all in, we must know what is on the line: “souls, eternal souls,” he said. “We don’t live in a time in America when we can afford to stop fighting.”

Legatus is the perfect venue for business leaders and their spouses to be formed for battle. Legatus exists to help its members “learn, live and spread the Catholic faith.” Formation happens at monthly chapter events, at conferences and pilgrimages, and through Legatus magazine. But that formation needs to be rooted in each member’s personal prayer and friendship with Jesus Christ. Without those roots, sunk deep into fertile soil, the culture will rip us out of the ground and blow us away like a tumbleweed rolling across the desert.

Bishop Daniel Jenky (left) strolls with Cardinal Raymond Burke

Bishop Daniel Jenky (left) strolls with Cardinal Raymond Burke

Post-Christian America is rarely friendly to those who take their faith seriously. In 2012, Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky told a group of Catholic men in his diocese: “We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction. In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work … we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for our salvation.”

We are on the front lines of this battle for souls, where every person we encounter has an eternal destiny. Let’s do all we can to get to heaven and take as many people with us as possible.

PATRICK NOVECOSKY is the editor of this blog and Legatus magazine’s editor-in-chief. This article appears in the May issue of Legatus magazine. It is reprinted with permission.