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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)

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Mystery priest … solved!

16 Aug

Iowa-Radio-newAUGUST 16, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells, Mark Amadeo, and Jon Leonetti. They asked Novecosky about the Missouri mystery priest who appeared — seemingly out of nowhere — while emergency crews were struggling to free a young woman from a mangled car wreck on Aug. 4. The equipment needed to free the woman appeared immediately after he prayed with her, whereupon the priest seemingly vanished.

The mystery man drew speculation and coverage from Catholic and secular media. Some speculated that he was an angel, a long-dead Benedictine monk, a saint from heaven or Jesus Himself. They even went so far as to have a sketch artist draw the face of the mystery man.

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Fr. Patrick Dowling

Earlier this week, however, Fr. Patrick Dowling, a priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City, came forward as the priest who anointed the young lady. Read his story here. He has since made the rounds, appearing on national television, including ABC-TV and EWTN. The story has captured hearts and made international headlines.

Click here to listen to the entire interview.

Coming soon… Pope St. John Paul II

24 Jun

Iowa-Radio-newJUNE 24, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. They asked Patrick about his four meetings with Pope John Paul II and what it was like to be in the presence of a living saint. Patrick described his first encounter with the Pope on Oct. 1, 1997, in the Papal Apartments at the Vatican.

Patrick Novecosky meets with Pope John Paul II on Oct. 1, 1997

Patrick Novecosky meets with Pope John Paul II on Oct. 1, 1997

They also discussed news reports (TIME.com, National Post) of a “shocking” miraculous cure through the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II,which would lead to his canonization in October — a mere eight-and-a-half years after his death. The fastest canonization in modern history currently belongs to St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, who became a saint 27 years after his death.

Listen to the full interview by clicking here.

Radio Maria Interview: The Bible Lady

1 Apr

radio_mariaVANCOUVER, Canada (April 1, 2013) — I was a guest on Radio Maria’s The Bible Lady with Gail Buckley this morning. I had just arrived in Vancouver an hour before getting on the phone with her, so I was a little jet-lagged.

We talked about faith, family and Francis — the Pope, that is. She asked me about my time in Rome during the conclave and the first days of Pope Francis’ pontificate. My posts on the conclave and the new pope are published here on this site. Just click on the HOME button at the top and scroll down to access those blog posts, radio and television interviews.

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Gail Buckley, The Bible Lady

We both marveled at the new pope’s humility. Gail also asked me about Legatus, the organization I work for.

My interview starts around 11 minutes 30 seconds. Click here to listen to the entire interview.

Our man in the Vatican: The SiriusXM interviews

23 Mar
Steve Peroutka

Steve Peroutka

MARCH 23, 2013 (VATICAN CITY) – Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog, was a guest on SiriusXM’s Family Talk Channel for two consecutive weeks. Steve Peroutka, president of National Pro-Life Radio and host of Sirius XM’s Face the Truth Coast 2 Coast, interviewed Patrick during his March 16 and March 23 programs.

On the first program, broadcast March 16, Patrick talked about being part of history during the election the dynamic new Roman Pontiff — Pope Francis — the former Buenos Aires Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the 266th successor of St. Peter. The Argentinian cardinal took the name Pope Francis.

On the second program, they spoke about Patrick’s last-minute decision to run in the 19th Rome Marathon. Other topics of conversation: Pope Francis, his audience with journalists, and how John Paul I set the stage for a new era of the papacy.

FamilyTalkListen to the March 16 program by clicking here.

Listen to the March 23 program by clicking here.

Francis, pope to the poor

23 Mar

by Patrick Novecosky

MARCH 23, 2013 (VATICAN CITY)Although his pontificate is not even two weeks old, it’s clear that Pope Francis does things differently. Before he even stepped out onto the loggia on March 13 as the 266th successor of St. Peter, he eschewed the gold pectoral cross reserved for the newly elected pope and instead opted to wear his own simple dark metallic cross depicting the Holy Spirit descending upon the shepherd returning with a lost sheep.

Pope Francis pays his hotel bill on the first day of his pontificate

Pope Francis pays his hotel bill on the first day of his pontificate

On his first day as pontiff, Pope Francis visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome with a small security escort before returning to the hotel where he had stayed prior to the conclave. He cleared out his room, carried his own suitcase, and then paid the bill himself.

A few days later, just before celebrating Sunday Mass at the tiny parish church of Santa Anna inside the Vatican, the new Pope stepped onto the sidewalk to greet passersby, astonishing pilgrims making their way to St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis greets people after celebrating mass at St. Anne's Parish within the Vatican March 17. The new pope greeted every person leaving the small church and then walked over to meet people waiting around St. Anne's Gate. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis greets people after celebrating Mass at St. Anne’s Parish within the Vatican March 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A new pope

As a journalist and a Catholic, I was blessed to be in Rome during the conclave and the first days of Francis’ pontificate. I arrived in Rome on March 12 — about 12 hours before the first black smoke issued from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on the first day of the conclave.

While the square was perhaps half-full on that cold and rainy night with temps dipping into the 30s, it was a different story 24 hours later. It was still cold, but nearly 150,000 had packed the square, clutching umbrellas as the rain occasionally turned to flurries.

My view of St. Peter's Square on March 13

My view of St. Peter’s Square on March 13

When the curtains on the basilica’s loggia opened — more than an hour after the white smoke appeared — I was shivering atop the colonnade waiting for the new pope. A Spanish journalist next to me speculated that Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola had been elected because his Twitter account had been removed. However, a couple of minutes before the new pope appeared, she told me his name was “Bergoglio from Argentina.” As it turns out, she was right. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the new Holy Father — now named Pope Francis. He was installed on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church.

Atop the colonnade of St. Peter's Square awaiting the new pope

Atop the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square awaiting the new pope

The inspiration

Like his famous namesake — St. Francis of Assisi — the new pope has a heart for the poor. As cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, he left the opulent bishop’s residence to live in a small apartment with a retired bishop. He did his own cooking and rode the bus to his office. Being pope hasn’t changed him. After his election, he rode on a bus with the cardinals back to the residence in the Vatican Gardens where they were staying during the conclave.

During his March 16 audience with journalists where he became known as the “Hugging Pope,” Francis expressed a desire to refocus on the poor. Regarding the inspiration for his new name, he explained that late in the voting during the conclave, he was sitting next to his friend, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, OFM, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy.

“When things were getting a little ‘dangerous,’ he comforted me,” the Pope told journalists. “And then, when the votes reached the two-thirds, there was the usual applause because the pope had been elected. He hugged me and said: ‘Do not forget the poor.’ And that word stuck here [tapping his forehead]; the poor, the poor.

“Then, immediately in relation to the poor I thought of Francis of Assisi. For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and safeguards creation. In this moment when our relationship with creation is not so good — right? — he is the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man. Oh, how I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor!”

In Paul VI Hall during the audience for journalists with Pope Francis on March 16

In Paul VI Hall during the audience for journalists with Pope Francis on March 16

Pope Francis has surprised almost everyone with his charm, his simplicity and his ability to communicate the truths of the faith in word and action. I have no doubt that we can expect much of the same during his pontificate. This man, who has the humility of Benedict XVI and the charm and ease of John Paul II, will do things differently. And that’s a good thing.

PATRICK NOVECOSKY is the editor of Legatus magazine and this blog. A modified version of this article appeared in the March 17 edition of the Prairie Messenger.

History in the making: Iowa Catholic Radio interview

14 Mar

Iowa-Radio-newMARCH 14, 2013 (VATICAN CITY) — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest live from Vatican City on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jon Leonetti and Jeanne Wells. They asked Patrick about the history-making election of Pope Francis and what it was like to be at the Vatican when the decision was made.

Click here to listen to the entire interview.