On Personally Speaking, which airs Sundays at 7:30am on The Catholic Channel, Ch. 129, on SiriusXM Radio, Monsignor Jim Lisante speaks with public personalities about their faith, values, and ideals. Listen to Monsignor Jim's inspiring and entertaining conversations with actors, singers, athletes, authors, politicians and business leaders. Their stories give examples of how faith and values can change lives.


 

Archbishop Blasé Cupich - Program 476      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Archbishop Blasé Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. Pope Francis will elevate Archbishop Cupich to Cardinal on November 19th. Archbishop Cupich speaks about being named Cardinal, vocations, and issues that are of importance to him.


 

Linda Thompson - Program 475      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by award winning songwriter Linda Thompson. Linda talks about her new book called “A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between".


 

Bishop Frank Caggiano - Program 474      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by by Bishop Frank Caggiano. Bishop Caggiano is the Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut and was previously Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn. Bishop Caggiano talks about his life, his vocation and issues that are important to him.


 

Kate Baldwin - Program 473      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by actress, singer and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin. Kate talks about being a Broadway star, and her most important roles as wife and mother.


 

Larry Kudlow & Brian Domitrovic - Program 472      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow and historian Brian Domitrovic. Larry and Brian have written a book called “JFK and the Reagan Revolution” and they talk about the link between John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan and why it matters especially today.


 

Robert Davi - Program 471      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by actor and singer Robert Davi. Robert is recognized as one of film’s best known tough guys and his Catholic faith and values are an important part of who he is.


 

Eric Bolling - Program 470      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling. Eric has written a book called, “Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great and Why We Need Them More Than Ever”. Eric talks about why we need to go back to the faith and values which shaped the character of our nation and made it great as well as about the importance of his own Catholic faith.


 

Senator Al D’Amato & Senator George Mitchell - Program 469      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by former New York Republican Senator Al D’Amato. Senator D’Amato speaks about serving in public office and his faith and values that are of importance to him. Then later on in the show Monsignor Lisante is joined by former Democratic Senator George Mitchell from Maine. Senator Mitchell talks about his role in negotiating peace in Northern Ireland and the faith that was passed on to him.


 

Henry Winkler & Joe Concha - Program 468      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante joined by Henry Winkler. Henry is best known for his role as “The Fonz” on “Happy Days”. His most recent book is called. “You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw” about a boy’s struggle with a learning difficulty and is based on Henry’s own challenges with dyslexia. Then later on in the show Monsignor Lisante is joined by media and pop culture analyst Joe Concha who speaks about his marriage, his family, and how his faith helped him deal with the loss of a loved one.


 

Chris Connors & Chris McGrath- Program 467      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by author Chris Connors. Chris has written a book called, “The Courage to Have Faith in the 21st Century.” Then later on in the show Monsignor Lisante is joined by attorney Chris McGrath. Chris is running as a Republican for the NY State Senate in New York. Both men speak about their families and the importance of their faith.


 

Eric Ulrich - Program 466      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich. In high school Eric contemplated becoming a priest, and today he’s thinking of running for mayor of New York City. Eric talks about his career, his marriage, and the importance of his Catholic faith.


 

Tony Yazbeck - Program 465      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by by the Tony Award winning actor Tony Yazbeck. Tony is currently starring on Broadway in the musical “Finding Neverland” and his album, based on his one man show is called, “The Floor Above Me” tells of Tony’s journey to Broadway. Tony talks about his about his journey, his family, his marriage and the values that matter most to him.


 

Jeannie Gaffigan - Program 464      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by by Jeannie Gaffigan. Jeannie is the woman behind the man, the man being her husband, comedian Jim Gaffigan. She’s the executive producer and writer for their TV Land series “The Jim Gaffigan Show”. Jeannie talks about balancing her career as a wife and mother of five children, and the importance of her Catholic faith.


 

Jennifer Simard & Robert Creighton- Program 463      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by actor Robert Creighton. Robert is starring in the new Off-Broadway musical called “Cagney” based on the life of James Cagney, a show he co-created. Robert talks about his own life, career, family and values, as well as portraying James Cagney, the Irish-American actor who was cinema’s original tough guy who went on to become a patriotic song and dance man.


Susan Lucci - Program 462      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by the Emmy Award winning actress Susan Lucci. Susan is best known for her role as Erica Kane on the ABC Daytime Drama, All My Children, a role she played for 41 years and she currently stars in the Lifetime series “Devious Maids”. Susan is also a wife, mother, and grandmother who’s Catholic faith is important to her. She talks about her career, family, faith and values and dealing with her grandson’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy.


 

Bill Baker - Program 461      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Dr. Bill Baker. Bill is President Emeritus of Thirteen, New York’s flagship PBS station. He’s written a new book called “The World’s Your Stage: How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love”, and he talks about that, and the importance of his values and Catholic faith.


Matt Bogart - Program 460      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by actor Matt Bogart. Matt starred on Broadway in the long running hit musical “Jersey Boys” and he’s currently starring in the Off Broadway James Joyce inspired musical, “Himself and Nora”. He speaks about his life, his family, his career, and the values that matter to him.


 

Michael Riedel - Program 459      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by journalist and author Michael Riedel. Michael is a theater columnist for the NY Post and has written a book called “Razzle Dazzle” which gives the great and secret history of Broadway. He speaks about how he became a theater columnist, what it’s like to review and comment on an actor’s work, and the values that matter to him most.


 

Matt Doyle - Program 458      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by actor Matt Doyle. Matt starred on Broadway as Elder Price in the hit musical “The Book of Mormon” and is currently appearing as “Tony” in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of “West Side Story”.  He talks about his life, his career, his family, his struggle with depression and how music has helped him through challenging times.


 

Chris Leamy - Program 457      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by musician Chris Leamy. Chris talks about giving back and how he uses his music to raise money for the homeless in New York City.


 

Michael Affatato - Program 456      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Michael Affatato. Michael is a wine and cheese expert and is the owner of The Cheese Shop in Mattituck, Long Island, NY, who speaks about how his Catholic faith helped sustain him through the loss of loved ones, divorce, and addiction.


 

Jonathan Jackson - Program 455      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by the 5 time Emmy Award winning actor and current star of the hit television series “Nashville”, Jonathan Jackson. Many of us also know Jonathan for the role that won him those Emmy’s, as Lucky Spencer, the son of Luke and Laura, on the ABC Daytime Drama, “General Hospital”. Jonathan talks about his career, his marriage and children, the values that are important to him, and how he balances his faith life with his daytime job.


 

Victor Starsky - Program 454      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by tenor Victor Starsky. Victor is currently studying at Julliard and is a Music Director and Cantor in the Brooklyn Diocese in New York. He talks about his Catholic faith, his family, the great gift of his voice and working for the Church.


 

Bob Dunne - Program 453      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by author Bob Dunne. Bob has written a wonderful new book called “909 Days That Changed the World” which covers the last 2 ½ years of Jesus’ life that he spent in public ministry.


Zak Resnick - Program 452      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante joined by actor Zak Resnick. Zak is a young actor who made his Broadway debut as Sky in the Broadway hit musical “Mamma Mia”. He speaks about his life, his career, making his way to Broadway, and the values that mean the most to him.


 

Congressman Lee Zeldin - Program 451      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined once again by NY Congressman Lee Zeldin. The freshman Congressman is the only Jewish Republican today in the House, and he’s here with us today to continue the conversation about his faith, his family, and the values and issues that are of importance to him


 

Cyrus Nowrasteh - Program 450      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by the award winning director and screenwriter Cyrus Nowrasteh. Cyrus is the director of the new movie “The Young Messiah” a film that centers on the life of seven year old Jesus and his family.


 

Congressman Lee Zeldin & Bret Baier - Program 449      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by by NY Congressman Lee Zeldin. The freshman Congressman is the only Jewish Republican today in office, and he talks about his family, and the values and issues that are of importance to him. Then later on in the show Monsignor Lisante is joined by Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier. Bret has written a book called “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” which details his son’s battle with heart disease and how his Catholic faith sustained him.


 

Mark Shriver & Jake Boyd - Program 448      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Mark Shriver son of Sargent Shriver founder of the Peace Corps and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Mark has written a moving memoir about his father called, “A Good Man”, focusing on Sargent Shriver’s Catholic faith and commitment to family and service. Then later on in the show Monsignor Lisante is joined by actor Jake Boyd. Jake is currently starring in the Broadway national tour of “Wicked” and he speaks about why he chose the performing arts as his career and the values that matter most to him.


Caleb Collins - Program 447      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by singer-composer Caleb Collins. Caleb is a Gospel artist whose latest album is called “Re-Introducing the Standards”. He talks about his career, his faith his music, in particular the importance of singing as a form of worship.


 

Timothy Shriver - Program 446      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Tim Shriver. Tim is the Chairman of Special Olympics and the author of a book called “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most” a personal story about his aunt Rosemary Kennedy whose intellectual disability inspired his family to devote their careers to helping people who are often overlooked and undervalued.


Campbell Scott - Program 445      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by actor Campbell Scott. Campbell is currently starring on Broadway in “Noises Off” and is the son of actors George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst. Campbell talks about his life, his career, raising his children, and the values that sustain him.


 

Father James Hansen - Program 444      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by Father James Hansen. Father Hansen is a young man ordained to the priesthood this year, serving in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, NY, and he’s here with us today to talk about why he chose the priesthood.


 

George Marlin - Program 443      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined by George Marlin. George is an author who has written 11 books and his articles have appeared in numerous periodicals including, “The New York Times”, “The National Review” and “The Washington Times”. George is also the Chairman of the Board of “Aid to the Church in Need”, a Catholic charity dedicated to helping the persecuted Church and his latest book is “Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy”. George speaks about the need to focus on the global war against Christians.


 

John Thavis - Program 442      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante joined by John Thavis. John is a journalist, author, and speaker specializing in Vatican and religious affairs. Known in the trade as a “Vaticanista”, John worked as a reporter covering the Vatican daily for the Catholic News Service for thirty years retiring in 2012. He talks about his most recent book, “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age.”


 

Barbara Hall - Program 441      PLAY

In this episode of Personally Speaking, Monsignor Jim Lisante is joined the Emmy Award winning producer Barbara Hall. Barbara is the creator of the CBS series “Madam Secretary” and “Joan of Arcadia”. She speaks about her own journey to the Catholic faith as well as about faith and values on television.