Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter

  • Guests: Ron Hall, co-writer of "Same Kind of Different As Me" and Bishop Robert Muhiirwa of Uganda
  • Question: How can the Church and Catholics in the pew do more to encourage vocations?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Didacus
  • Survey Says: Majority of U.S. adults say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral

Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter

  • Guest: Dr. Sarah Bascle of the Catholic Medical Center's Women's Wellness and Fertility Center
  • Question: What are the most pressing ethical questions in medicine and science today?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Bruno
  • Survey Says: U.S. Protestants are not united about controversies central to the schism between Protestantism and Catholicism

Kevin Nelson hosts another edition of Encounter, the orgiinal CatholicTV magazine series.

  • Guests: Father Tomaz Mavric, Superior General of the Vincentians and Jim Wahlberg, Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation
  • Question: What is your favorite prayer, and why?
  • Obscure Saint: Blessed Claudio Granzotto
  • Survey Says: People around the world see ISIS and climate change as the biggest threats to national security

Kevin Nelson hosts The CatholicTV Network's original magazine-style monthly series Encounter.

  • Guests: Father Josh Johnson and Andy Otto, author of God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary
  • Question of the month: Should churches be allowed to oppose or support political candidates?
  • Obscure saint of the month: Saint Leopold Mandic
  • Survey Says: An analysis of Muslims and Islam in the United States and the world

In this episode of CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, hosted by Kevin Nelson, featuring the art of Marko Rupnik:

  • Guest: Father Julián Carrón, author of Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom.
  • Question: How important is a father's role in the faith life of his child?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint John Francis Regis
  • Survey Says: An analysis of the religious makeup of Central and Eastern Europe

Kevin Nelson hosts this CatholicTV original series in the spirit of Pope Francis's call to go out and encounter others in the light of the Gospel. This month's segments:

  • Mary's Shelter for pregnant women
  • Guest: Sr. Bethany Madonna from the Sisters of Life
  • Question: What are your thoughts on a women diaconate?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Paschal Baylon. Survey Says: An analysis of Puerto Rico

Kevin Nelson hosts CatholicTV's monthly series Encounter. This month's segments:

  • Guest: Father Mike Schmitz, Chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Question: How can college students stay Catholic on campus?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Teresa of Los Andes
  • Survey Says: Americans think that cloning humans is not morally acceptable

Kevin Nelson hosts the March episode of Encounter.

  • Guest: Seth Paine, Web and New Media Developer for the Coming Home Network
  • Question: How can college students stay Catholic on campus?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo
  • Survey Says: Churches should not endorse political candidates

Kevin Nelson hosts.

  • Guests: Bishop Christopher Coyne of the Diocese of Burlington (VT) and Bishop Robert Reed, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and President of The CatholicTV Network
  • Question: What do you think the Church can do to help heal the racial divide?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Jerome Emiliani
  • Survey Says: The 115th United States Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s

Kevin Nelson hosts CatholicTV's monthly series Encounter. This month, Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary, which prepares men age 30 or older for the priesthood, is featured. January segments:

  • Guest: Mark Shriver, author of Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis
  • Encounter Street Team Question: Do you see Catholic and Christian churches coming together someday, and how can Catholic and Christian churches build unity?
  • Obscure Saint of the Month: Blessed William Carter
  • Survey Says: More white Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election than Hillary Clinton

This month on Encounter with Kevin Nelson:

  • Sister Rose Pacette talks about the work being done at the Pauline Center for Media Studies
  • Archbishop Allen Vigneron discusses the recent synod focusing on evangelization
  • Survey Says: Distribution of Cardinals shifts to global south
  • Obscure Saint: Blessed Anthony Grassi
  • Question of the month: How do you keep Christ in Christmas?

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Join host Kevin Nelson in this CatholicTV original series in the spirit of Pope Francis's call to go out and encounter others in the light of the Gospel. Encounter airs monthly and features the "Encounter Question of the Month," "Obscure Saint of the Month," news about issues and trends that are important to Catholics and Christians, and reports from Catholic News Service and Rome Reports.


Mondays 8:30 pm, Tuesdays 2:30 am, Thursdays 2 pm

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Host bio

Born and raised in the West Roxbury section of Boston, Kevin Nelson has not strayed too far from his roots. He has been with the CatholicTV Network since January of 1996 and has been involved in many different aspects of the television process. Read more.