For the first Ignited by Truth 2012 show, we talked to Raymond Arroyo, Host of EWTN's World over Life, Mario St. Francis, A Model of the World Becomes a Model for Christ, Sister Miriam James Heidland, former volleyball star and now sister in SOLT, and Dan Henson from Vote for Marriage NC.  The second part of Ignited by Truth 2012 will feature Dr. Michael Barber, author and Professor of Theology, Scripture & Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University, and Johnny Garcia, founder of Sober for Christ.

Raymond Arroyo is an internationally recognized, award-winning journalist, producer, and bestselling author, seen each week in more that 100 million homes around the globe. He has worked for the Associated Press, the political columnist team of Evans and Novak, and as a Capitol Hill Correspondent. He studied under theatre luminaries Stella, Adler, Uta Hagen, and Beatrice Straight. He acted and directed in New York and London.

As host and creator of EWTN’s international news magazine, “The World Over Live”, Arroyo has interrogated the leading figures of the day. Highlights include: A landmark interview with Pope Benedict XVI: the only English language conversation ever recorded with the pontiff and the first, exclusive, sit down interview with Mel Gibson on the set of his film, “The Passion of the Christ.”

Arroyo is the producer of the bestselling, all star, audio Bible, “The Word of Promise” (Thomas Nelson). He is also executive producer of “The Birth of Christ” (Sony Classics), the billboard topping Christmas Cantata that premiered on PBS.

Arroyo and his work have been featured on “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, Hannnity and Colmes”, “Access Hollywood”, “CNN Headline News”, “The Laura Ingraham Show” and other programs. His writings have been published by The National Catholic Register, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Washington Times. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Arroyo is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers: Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve and a Network of Miracles (Doubleday) and Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday spirituality (Doubleday).

Raymond Arroyo resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Rebecca and their three children. He is currently working on a mystery series and an original musical.


Mario St. Francis   A model and actor, once named one of America’s Most Eligible Bachelors by Cosmopolitan magazine and one of Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful People, Mario St. Francis led life in the fast lane of fame, money, and prestige. God sent a miracle that began a series of events that would flip Mario’s life upside down. Never to be the same, Mario left it all behind to follow Christ and is now a full-time “man on a mission.” This modern day St. Francis is on a mission to evangelize, catechize and change lives by bringing about a deeper understanding and love for the Catholic Faith. After his conversion he attended Franciscan University to pursue degrees in Catechetics, Philosophy, Theology and Communication. He is currently in San Antonio, TX at the Mexican American Catholic College finishing his Bachelors of Arts degree. His testimony is internationally featured on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.


Sr. Miriam James Heidland  was recruited to the University of Nevada- Reno on a full volleyball scholarship as Sharon Heidland. 800 miles away from church going parents, she had everything the world said she needed to be happy. She was a star athlete on a full ride, academically successful, a beautiful and popular party girl with a football player boyfriend, a late night disc jockey, and aspired to be a “fabulously wealthy” business woman and live a “glamorous life.” Yet she felt something was missing. She knew she had to do more with her life. Thus began her journey back to Christ.

Sr. Miriam is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) serving in the Pacific Northwest. Her community serves those in deepest apostolic need in many parts of the world. Smart, funny, quick-witted, outgoing, and a communications major, she co-hosts a radio program, “Sisters In Christ” and has appeared on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.”


The last interviewee was an exhibitor at the conference - Dan Henson.  Dan represents Vote For Marriage NC.

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