The following are video "clips" with messages from Fr. John Catoir. They vary in length from
1 min. to 30 min. Please click on the "Title" link to see the video of your choice. These were taped
in a variety of locations and years -- some at retreats, and some with special purposes. We hope
you enjoy them all. Encourage family and friends to also connect with Fr. Catoir on Facebook and
Twitter. Also see his daily blog at www.messengerofjoy.com
"Faithfulness to the Church"
Thoughts on how we can remain faithful to the Church even during
the most difficult times. Presentation at Avila Retreat House in Oct.
2012. Catoir - (4:37 minutes.)
Fr. John Catoir
. . . Messenger of Joy
Interview with Jimmy Cagney
Excerpts from a Christopher's Close-Up program with Fr. John
Catoir and this great actor about his life, family, acting career and
his deep faith. (10 minutes)
Interview with Bob Newhart
Excerpts from a Christopher's Close-Up program with
Fr. John Catoir and actor and comedian, Bob Newhart. (10 min.)
Interview with Betty Hutton
Excerpts from a Christopher's Close-Up program with actress,
Betty Hutton (in her later years) about life's challenges and how
her faith gave her strength. (10 minutes)
Interview with Fr. Catoir
"On Joy" - with Dennis Heaney (25 minutes)
Full interview from a Christopher's Close-Up program features
Fr. John Catoir reflecting on his ministry.
VIDEO 12 - Series (5 Parts)
"Be Your Own Best Friend" 14 min. each
Workshop in Parsippany, NJ, many good tips. CLICK BELOW:
VIDEO 13 - Series (3 Parts)
"Prayer Made Simple and Joyful"
Christopher Series -1997, NY, teaches how to add a refreshing
measure of joy to your prayer life. 25 min. each. CLICK BELOW:
VIDEO 14 - "Mother Teresa"
"Interview with Ann Petrie"
Ann Petrie,Producer/Writer, talks about her PBS documentary on Mother
Teresa of Calcutta, her mission, and visits with this great Saint of modern
times. Excerpts from Christopher Close-Up. (Length: 13 min.)
VIDEO 15 - "Coping with Pain"
"Interview with Antionette Bosco"
An heroic wife and mother describes losing two children in tragic circumstances
-- testing her faith and giving her a new perspective on dealing and coping with
pain through faith and prayer. Author and speaker. (Length: 15:47 minutes)
VIDEO 16 - Part I "Faith, Forgiveness & Freedom"
"Interview with Terry Anderson"
Taken hostage in Lebanon, he spent seven years held hostage in chains and
learned many lessons from his experiences in captivity. His faith was essential
to his survival. (Length: 10:44 minutes)
VIDEO 17 - Part II "Faith, Forgiveness & Freedom"
"Interview with Fr. Lawrence Martin Jenco"
Taken hostage in Lebanon, he spent years held hostage in chains and learned
many lessons from his experiences in captivity. He was able to minister to
other captives and captors alike. (Length: 11 min.)
VIDEO 18 - "Successful Parenting"
Interview with Ann & John Murphy
Parenting authors and lecturers speak with Fr. Catoir on the key elements of
successful parenting and ways to communicate and achieve strong families
of faith and love in today's world. (Length: 17:00 min.)
VIDEO 19 - "Our Immigrant Heritage"
Segment to Celebrate America -- Fr. Catoir talks about people who
take great pride in their country. Portrays one immigrant who is now the
"keeper of the flame"-- the torch of the Statue of Liberty. (Length: 5:13 min.)
VIDEO 20 - "Interview with Marie Balter" - 14 min.
Fr. Catoir talks with her about mental health in America and her personal
journey in a mental health facility and the power of prayer and perseverance
which helped to break through and, later, becoming a counselor and
inspiration to clients.
VIDEO 21 - "Taking God to Work" - Length: 13 min.
Fr. Catoir speaks with a clergyman, Rev. Robert Massie who went back to
school at Harvard Business school, and John Chervokas, who writes poetry
about bringing God in the workplace. Interesting and relevant.
VIDEO 22 - "Interview with Art Fettig" - Length: 6:09
Fr. Catoir talks with this television producer of children's program in New York.
His long career includes a creative children's series and other productions
with "The Christopher's."
VIDEO 23 - "Interview with Eda Leshan" - Length: 10 min.
Fr. Catoir speaks with Eda Leshan, who has worked with children for many years
and shares her insights on working with and encouraging their self esteem.
Talks about how parents can handle things better when children drive you crazy.
VIDEO 24 - "Interviews Florence NASS" - Length: 9:35
Fr. Catoir speaks with Florence Nass about Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
and their impact and influence on America. How volunteer mothers created a
support group to discourage drinking and driving -- saving thousands of lives.
VIDEO 25 - "Interview: Melissa Benson" - Length: 7:00 min.
Fr. Catoir talks with Melissa Benson about the rich spirit of volunteerism in
America and the thousands of hours they have contributed -- saving time,
money and resources for countless non-profits across the country.
VIDEO 26 - "Interview with Steven Schubert" Length: 6:00
min. A discussion with Steven Schubert about the founding of Big Brothers.
Describes how this group provides love, dedication and encouragement to
children and young men without fathers, as role models. Serves in
organizations throughout the country.
VIDEO 27 - "Interview with Adell Carr" - Length: 5:50 min.
Learn about her role in the medical field and more about how volunteers have
an impact in hospitals, nursing homes, and all types of medical facilities --
giving encouragement and uplifting the spirits of those who need it most
when they are ill or aging.
VIDEO 28 - "Interview with Fr. Henri Nouwen" - Length: 7:18 min.
Focuses on his, "Beyond the Mirror," and his how his near-death experience
brought him closer to God and an understanding of his purpose and ministry in
life. Fr. Nouwen was a well-known Theologian and his numerous books were
translated into 10 languages world-wide.