Behind the Headlines (Pre-Recorded)
After a powerful conversion to the Catholic faith in 2002, Steve has been active in various Catholic ministries and in leadership positions in the pro-life movement. Steve graduated Cum Laude from Portland State University with a degree in Business Administration. He also spent time discerning religious life, spending 14 months with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, before he discerned his call to work for the Church as a layman. In May 2012 he founded St. Paul Street Evangelization and now serves as its national director. Their website is streetevangelization.com.
Rising from humble beginnings as a refugee from Vietnam, Father Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong became one of the youngest and most reputable Catholic priests among the Vietnamese enclaves in the United States. Long before receiving his Master in Divinity at Mount Saint Mary University and Seminary and his ordination in 2004, he has worked with homeless children on the streets of several metropolitan cities in the States and in twenty-one other countries around the world. His passion and perseverance to inculcate hope in the hopeless led Father Martino to establish One Body Village (OBV) (onebodyvillage.org) in 2008 to serve as the champion for Vietnamese children who are trafficked and enslaved as sex workers in brothels around Southeast Asia. He has personally rescued children from brothels and is one of the few pioneers to bring international awareness to this social issue. He has published numerous articles, presented at multiple national conventions, and appeared on various TV and radio shows, and aspires to strengthen the Catholic’s faith among the faithful in an endless pursuit to bring people closer to God.
Dale Ahlquist is the President and Co-Founder of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the television series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense” (EWTN), and author of G.K. Chesterton – The Apostle of Common Sense (Ignatius 2003) and Common Sense 101 – Lessons from Chesterton (Ignatius 2006).