Praying with Priests

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"There is no right or wrong way to pray, and everyone prays differently -especially priests. So I thought it would be interesting to see how some of my brother priests pray as well as advice they've given to people over the years."

-Father Michael Denk


In this reoccurring segment, Father Michael interviews his brother priests regarding their prayer life and advice they've given to others looking to build a deeper relationship with God through prayer. Stay tuned to this page for new content and see below for past interviews.

Praying with Priests: Fr. Bob Welsh Hi, I’m Father Michael Denk from The Prodigal I am here with Father Bob Welsh, who is a[...]
Praying with Priests: Fr. Leo Patalinghug
  Hi everyone. Welcome to another episode of "Praying with Priests" with the Prodigal Father. I’m Father Michael Denk, and[...]
Praying with Priests: Fr. Fred Pausche
Hi. I’m Father Michael Denk, the associate here at St. Gabriel. I am privileged to interview my pastor, Father Fred Pausche, who has[...]
Praying with Fr. Jeremy Merzweiler
Hi. This is Fr. Michael Denk for the next episode of "Praying with Priests." I'm very excited to have Father[...]
Praying with Msgr. John Esseff Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, PA. He was ordained on[...]
Praying with Fr. Bob Welsh
Over the years, Father Michael Denk has found that priests and the religious are extremely blessed to be taught "how[...]
Praying with Fr. McCandless
Over the years, Father Michael Denk has found that priests and the religious are extremely blessed to be taught "how[...]
Praying with Msgr. William Biebel
In this installment of Praying with Priests, Father Michael sits down with Monsignor William Biebel. Fr. Michael says that, "Msgr. Biebel[...]
Praying with Fr. John G. Vrana
On this edition of Praying with Priests, Father Michael Denk sits down with Father John G. Vrana, S.T.D. (which stands[...]
Praying with Fr. Jim O’Donnell
  Today Fr. Michael sits down with lifelong Clevelander, Fr. Jim O'Donnell as they share an intimate conversation about prayer,[...]
Praying with Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries
  Recently Father Michael Denk sat down with Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries. "Bishop Roger" (as he is affectionately known[...]
Praying with Fr. Tom Rosica, CSB
If you've watched any of the media coverage on the Papal Visit, then you will probably recognize this face. As[...]
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