Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter, The CatholicTV Network's monthly magazine-style show produced in light of Pope Francis' call to encounter others in the gospel.

In this episode, Nelson encounters Kari Beckman and they talk about Regina Coeli Academy, where she is the director of this school of classical hybrid education in the Catholic tradition. He also interviews Bishop Frank Dewane from the USCBB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. Obscure Saint of the Month is St. Hilary. Encounter Question of the Month and survey information about issues and trends that are important to Catholics and Christians alike, with reports from both Catholic News Service and Rome Reports.


Join host Kevin Nelson for the 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 the December episode, Nelson encounters Conor O’Loughlin discussing Catholic Relief Services in Afghanistan.

  • Meet Sister Anna Falola, a missionary in Nigeria
  • “Obscure Saint of the Month” is Saint Sabas
  • “Question of the Month” - are young Catholics practicing their faith?

Host Kevin Nelson encounters Bishop Phalana to discuss his Diocese of Klerksdorp, South Africa and about Ugandan martyrs. He has an exclusive interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of Vatican Observatory. Street team question of the month (in honor of our guest from the observatory): Could there be life elsewhere in the universe? The "Obscure Saint of the Month" is considered one of the greatest female spiritual writers in Church history. 


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

  • Interview with the co-founder of the "Hallow App" Erich Kerekes
  • Learn about a Catholic organization of consecrated life that is fighting against the trafficking of people all around the world
  • Obscure saint from Spain,
  • Survey says
  • Question of the month: how will the Church survive in an ever-increasingly secular world?

Host Kevin Nelson

  • Interview with Jeff Henrich from Guest House
  • Interview with documentary filmmaker and television producer David Naglieri 
  • Obscure Saint of the Month: Saint Januarius (feast day Sept. 19)
  • Question of the month: What does divine mercy mean to you?

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

The Obscure Saint of the Month from Encounter: Saint Peter Julian Eymard


Obscure Saint of the Month July 2019 - Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions - feast day July 9.


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

Guest: Kristin Jarvis Adams

Question: What is your favorite prayer?

Obscure Saint: Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions



From CatholicTV's orginal series Encounter, the obscure saint of the month for June: Saint Albert Chmielowski.


Kevin Nelson hosts this original CatholicTV series.

  • A look back at Saint John Paul II’s life as preparations are being made for what would have been his 100th birthday next year
  • Interview with Kim Smolik, CEO of Leadership Roundtable, an organization that works with Catholic dioceses, religious orders and other organizations to develop best practices in management and leadership, including greater input from the laity
  •  Other segments include Survey Says, Question of the Month, and Obscure Saint. 

Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter's 5th anniversary show. 

  • Highlights from the past 5 years of guests, saints, surveys and questions 
  • Guest: author Father Damian Ference talking about his latest book and Tolle Lege Summer institute
  • Saint of the Month: Isidore the Farmer
  • Survey Says
  • Question of the Month



Saint John of the Cross, born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, (June 24, 1542–Dec. 14, 1591) holds the title of doctor of the Church. He was a Carmelite friar and priest, a mystic and a major figure of the Counter-Reformation. His writings and poetry, including Ascent to Mount CarmelDark Night of the Soul and A Spiritual Canticle, are considered to be the summit of mystical Spanish literature.