Watch: Dr. Crawford Joins EWTN Panel on Bl. Michael J. McGivney

Published on November 12, 2020 in Institute News

Dr. David Crawford joined a recent panel discussion on the life and legacy of Fr. Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus.  The episode, “Father McGivney: A Priest for Our Time,” premiered in commemoration of the priest’s beatification on October 31.

On the panel alongside Dr. Crawford were Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., Ordinary Professor of Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the original vice-postulator of Fr. McGivney’s cause, and Dr. Maria Cecilia Ulrickson, Assistant Professor of American Church History at the Catholic University of America.  Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Senior Vice President of Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Knights of Columbus, hosted the conversation.


Dr. Crawford’s contributions are highlighted at these moments in the video:

  • 14:45 Dr. Crawford’s personal introduction to Fr. McGivney
  • 21:33 Fr. McGivney’s total gift of self
  • 27:15 Laity & the Call to Holiness
  • 33:14 Fr. McGivney’s humble leadership
  • 36:09 Protection of Family Life
  • 40:32 The Crisis of Family & Fr. McGivney’s Mission Today
  • 45:45 Freedom in America
  • 53:42 Daily Vocation to Holiness

The panel discussion first aired on EWTN on October 28, 2020.

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