‘Your name spoken is a spreading perfume’ Sg 1:3
Bill Kassel talks about communicating in an age of ‘cancel culture’. Tim Goodrich shares the history of Dorothy’s House of Coffee and the plans for re-opening. Dawn Hausmann welcomes women to Behind the Veil #3. Artist Silvano Salvador opens his heart to Vanessa.
Bill Kassel has made a specialty of communicating religious ideas and moral principles in highly accessible ways to a broad public. He writes a popular blog called “The Guy in the Next Pew.” And he hosts a radio series / podcast about Christian books and media called “Free Expression with Bill Kassel,” produced by Michigan-based Good Shepherd Catholic Radio.
During the 1980s he founded and led a Catholic music ensemble called Company, which was a forerunner of today’s Independent Catholic Music Movement. He is a songwriter, Christian entertainer, and essayist, and has authored two Christian mysteries: Holy Innocents (2000) and This Side of Jordan (2003).
Kassel created and hosted a series of religious comedy programs, called Kassel & Company, for Ave Maria Radio, the national Catholic programming service. He also produced a 90-minute music special that spotlighted rising independent Catholic artists. And he has released an album of his own original songs, titled On This Mountain.
A writer whose career has been highly varied, Kassel has been a journalist, advertising copywriter, and public relations consultant. He’s held creative staff positions with such prestigious companies as Dow Jones and McGraw-Hill. He was also director of public affairs for Hillsdale College, and director of communications for The Ave Maria Foundation.
Writing under his own byline or as a ghostwriter for others, he has authored or edited non-fiction books as well as articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Newsweek, National Catholic Register, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, American Thinker, and numerous other publications and online journals.
Kassel is married with two grown children. He and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Michigan.
Manager, Dorothy’s House of Coffee and President of Archangel Ministries.
Here’s a video we did to summarize the work at Dorothy’s when we were trying to raise money for the new equipment: https://youtu.be/d4WlUmuWda0
Director of Consecrated Vocations, Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry, and Delegate of Consecrated Life for the Lansing Diocese.
Dawn has been serving the Diocese of Lansing since 2011. She has a degree in Social Work from MSU and a Master in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul Institute for the Studies of Marriage and Family in Washington D.C. She has a passion for spreading John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and for helping people journey in vocational discernment. She herself has been on a journey of responding to the call of consecrated life, as she just became a Consecrated Virgin on November 16th 2019, on the Feast of St. Gertrude, consecrated by Bishop Boyea.
An artist crafting original carvings (birds of prayer, canes, etc) , sculptures, and art
A native born in Northern Italian. Silvano migrated to the United States with is parents in the early 1930’s. Combined with his inventive mind and abilities in the arts of painting, carving, and music Silvano was destined to create objects of beauty. Presently, Silvano holds four patents.
Silvano has been commissioned and made canes for famous peoples such as Tony Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, J.P. McCarthy, and Steve Yzerman. Award winner, guest artist, and speaker. He is also a teacher of the arts.
Contact Silvano at 248-345-7580