Fulton Sheen: A Master Evangelist (with Bonnie Engstrom)

How much do you know about Venerable Fulton Sheen? Mike Gormley and Dave VanVickle are joined by Bonnie Engstrom to talk about this incredible man. Not only does Bonnie offer a wealth of knowledge on his life, but she also experienced an incredible miracle through his intercession. Her story will leave you speechless.

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“For six months I had been asking Bishop Sheen to pray for my son on a daily basis, and in that moment that is who I called on.”


Our Guest: Bonnie Engstrom

Bonnie L. Engstrom is a popular Catholic blogger and speaker. She loves to bake, putz about her yard, and tell her kids to tidy up the house. She is a regular contributor to Blessed Is She, writes at her website, and spends too much time on Instagram. She lives in Central Illinois with her husband and eight children and enjoys peace and quiet.

61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible by Bonnie Engstrom

After a healthy pregnancy, Bonnie L. Engstrom delivered a stillborn baby boy. After sixty-one minutes, when the doctors were going to call a time of death, James Fulton’s heart began to beat. During that time, the Engstroms had been asking for and counting on the intercession of James’s namesake: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. In 2014, medical experts and theological advisors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously approved the miracle. Read the amazing true story that teaches us that miracles are possible.

Fulton Sheen and the Very Bad Week by Bonnie Engstrom

Fulton Sheen and the Very Bad Week is the retelling of true stories from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen’s childhood. With beautiful illustrations and relatable storytelling, young readers will identify with and feel for Fulton as he encounters tough situations and makes mistakes throughout his very bad week. And, like Fulton, they will be reminded that Jesus loves them no matter what.

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Meet Your Hosts


Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael spent 17 years in full-time parish ministry and is now the Mission Evangelist for That Man Is You!, a men’s apostolate for Paradisus Dei. Michael is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish missions all over the US and Canada.

He is the founder and creative director of LayEvangelist.com, and hosts three Catholic podcasts: Every Knee Shall Bow, Catching Foxes, and Becoming God.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and has four beautiful and hilarious children: Kateri, Cecilia, Noah, and Thomas.


David “Dave” VanVickle

Dave VanVickle

Dave VanVickle fell in love with the Lord at the age of fourteen and has since dedicated his life to bringing others into a radical relationship with Christ.

He is a speaker and retreat leader who focuses on proclaiming the universal call to holiness, authentic Catholic spirituality, spiritual warfare and deliverance. Additionally, Dave has over ten years of experience assisting Priests with their ministries of exorcism and deliverance.

Dave married his late wife Amber in 2010. He now resides in Pittsburgh with his five children: Sam, Max, Judah, Josie and Louisa.

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