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?

This month's Encounter with host Kevin Nelson.

  • Guest: Father James Martin, SJ,  on the 10th anniversary of his book "My Life With the Saints"
  • Question of the Month: What saint has inspired you most?
  • Obscure Saint: Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro
  • Survey Says: about half of American adults say transgender individuals should be allowed to use public restrooms that correspond with the gender they identify with

In this episode of Encounter, host Kevin Nelson focuses on Pope Francis.

  • Guest: Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, on overseeing a Diocese in a predominantly Muslim region
  • Street Team Question: How should climate change be dealt with?
  • Obscure Saint of the Month: Théodore Guérin
  • Survey Says: Advances in technology and medicine lead to ethical questions

This month on Encounter t host Kevin Nelson's guest is Ray Flynn. The former Vatican ambassador discusses his faith in public life and about using his influence to promote adult stem cell research. The Encounter Street Team asks Bostonians how important faith is to them, and we hear about religion and government in other countries with our Survey of the Month.



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

  • Guest: Ricky Schroeder, executive producer of "My Fighting Season", a documentary look at the combat zone in Afghanistan
  • Interview with Eagle Scout John Williams about his project: the restoration of a Virgin Mary statue in Dedham, MA
  • Question of the Month: How do you encourage others to be active in their faith?
  • Saint of the Month: St. Jane Frances de Chantal
  • Survey Says: Share of countries imposing restrictions on religions has dropped

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

  • Interview with Father Roderick Vonhögen, the Geek Priest, joins us to talk about new media and Star Wars
  • Interview with Deacon Ed Gibney, scupltor and soon to be priest
  • Question of the Month: What are the most pressing challenges facing families in the 21st century?
  • Obscure Saint of the Month: Saint Sharbel Makhluf
  • Survey Says: share of Americans identifying as atheists doubles
  • Host Kevin Nelson
  • Guests: Father David Guffey of Family Theater Productions | Sheila Hopkins of the National Council of Catholic Women
  • Question of the Month: What does Church mean to you?
  • Obscure Saint of the Month: Francis Caracciolo
  • Survey Says: Majority of Israeli Christians are ethnically Arab

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. 

  • Guests: Father Jim Voiss, author of 'Rethinking Christian Forgiveness' and Father Michael White, author of 'Rebuilding Your Message'
  • Question of the Month: What issues should politicians focus on?
  • Obscure Saint of the Month: Saint Rose Venerini

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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 8:30pm ET, Tuesdays 5:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30am.


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.