Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
EWTN TV & Radio host, speaker and author, the “Dynamic Deacon” Harold Burke-Sivers is known worldwide for being just that, one of the faiths most dynamic personalities and leaders. He holds a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas, is a Benedictine Oblate and a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.
He is a frequent Eternal Word Television Network contributor and has been featured on Life on the Rock, EWTN Live, EWTN Bookmark, and hosts several popular EWTN series, including “Behold the Man: Spirituality for Men”, “Made in His Image: Family Life Today”, “Christ the Servant: The Vocation of Deacons” and “Authentically Free at Last.”
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Gloria Purvis graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She served as Chairperson of the Culture of Life Committee and Coordinator of the Young Adult Association at Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, D.C and on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council for the Archdiocese of Washington.
Gloria is a Board Member for the Northwest Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, D.C. and an Advisory Board Member on the Maryland Catholic Conference’s Respect for Life Department. She serves on the National Black Catholic Congress’ Leadership Commission on Social Justice. She is the Chairperson for Black Catholics United for Life which seeks to increase the size and strength of active Black Catholics participating in the pro-life movement.
Monsignor Charles Pope
Msgr. Charles Pope is a native of Chicago, Illinois and was ordained a Priest in 1989. Msgr. Pope attended George Mason University for Undergraduate Studies were he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and worked with the Army Corp of Engineers as a Computer Systems Analyst. Msgr. Pope’s interest in the Priesthood stems from his experience as a Church musician. During his college years, he served as a Church Organist, a Cantor, and a Choir Director which led him to discover his vocation to the Priesthood. He entered Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity Degree as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Moral Theology. Monsignor Charles Pope was ordained into the Priesthood and has served at Mt. Calvary Parish in Forestville, MD, Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Laurel, MD, Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Southeast Washington, DC, and Holy Comforter St Cyprian Parish where he currently serves as Pastor.
Father Vincent De Rosa
Father Vincent De Rosa was born in Glen Cove, New York. He attended public primary school and Catholic High School. Studies brought him to Washington where he received a degree in International Affairs and History from the George Washington University. There, he discerned his call to the Priesthood at the Newman Catholic Student Center. It was also there that Father discovered a love for young adult ministry. During university studies, Father worked as a Program Manager for the GWU Department of International Education, and on Capitol Hill for the US Association of Former Members of Congress. After undergraduate studies, Fr. De Rosa entered seminary for the Archdiocese of Washington. He studied Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary, and Theology in Rome (STB – Angelicum, STL in Moral Theology – Santa Croce). He was ordained a Priest June 14, 2008. Over the last several years he has been assigned as a Parochial Vicar at St. Peter, and Administrator of St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier, all in Washington. He has also served as Chaplain to the St. Thomas More Society of Washington, and several Knights of Columbus Councils and the Downtown Serra Club of Washington, DC. Some of Father De Rosa’s interests include travel, camping, hiking, cooking, architecture, orchestral music, art, and theater.