Encounter, The CatholicTV Network’s original series hosted by Kevin Nelson premieres the first Monday of the month. In December 2018, Nelson encounters dynamic Catholic Matthew Kelly. They discuss the books The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity and Why I Love Being Catholic. The “Reformer Saint of the Month” is St. John of the Cross. Viewers answer the “Together We Rebuild” question: Why are you still Catholic?


CatholicTV's November 2018 Reformer Saint of the month: Saint Charles Borromeo.

Watch Encounter with Kevin Nelson every month to meet a new Reforming Saint of the Church.


Kevin Nelson hosts this CatholicTV original series produced monthly in the spirit of Pope Francis’ call to go out and encounter others in the light of the Gospel.

In November, Nelson encounters #MediaNun Sister Nancy Usselmann from the Daughters of St. Paul, women religious who live and communicate Christ within the media culture. The “Reformer Saint of the Month” is St. Charles Borromeo (feast day Nov. 4).


Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter

  • Guests: Gretchen Crowe, editor-in-chief of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and Philip Andrews, director of violence prevention initiatives in the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Question: What is the influence of grandparents?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint John Leonardi
  • Survey Says: Stats about Catholics in America

Kevin Nelson hosts another edition of Encounter, the original 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

In this episode of CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, hosted by Kevin Nelson:

  • Guests: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and chief executive of Mary's Meals; Bishop David Zubik
  • Question: What are the biggest challenges facing Catholic youths?
  • Obscure Saint: Saint Peter Julian Eymard
  • Survey Says: Western Europe has become one of the world's most secular regions

In this episode of CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, hosted by Kevin Nelson:

  • Guests: Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri; Obianuju Ekeocha, author of Target Africa
  • Question: How can you live your ordinary life in an extraordinary way?
  • Obscure Saint: Saints John Jones and John Wall
  • Survey Says: The Pew Research Center looks at what Americans think of God



Saint Francis de Sales, baptized Francis Bonaventura, was a bishop of Geneva and is a Doctor of the Church. He is honored as one of most successful evangelizers in response to the Protestant Reformation, attributed to his sincere love for God and his gentle approach to counseling people and healing religious differences. Learn more about him in this segment of Encounter with Kevin Nelson.