Bishop Mark Seitz

#051: Maintaining Unity in Good Times and In Bad (with Bishop Mark Seitz)

Bishop Mark Seitz

Bishop Mark Seitz

When we started publishing this podcast, our first guest was Steve Petrunak, the president of NPM. Now, we are ending our first year of weekly programs with another leader in our organization, our episcopal moderator. 

What’s an episcopal moderator do, you ask? Great question. We discussed the role with Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, the current liaison between NPM and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. We also discussed the current credibility crisis facing the Church, sex abuse, and the role pastoral musicians can play in bringing forth healing. We’ll hear all of this in today’s interview, and we’ll also hear from author Bill Huebsch about teaching grace to others in this week’s “Ministry Moment.”


For more information about Bishop Mark Seitz and his work, visit the Diocese of El Paso website.

You can read Bishop Seitz’ letter to NPM members on the NPM website. You can access the 2019 Foley Lecture, given by Kim Daniels, on crisis and communication in the Church here.

You can find the book “Grace: God’s Greatest Gift” by author Bill Huebsch at Twenty-Third Publications.

The music you heard in today’s episode: “O How Blessed” (Dan Schutte), instrumental arrangement of “Blest Are They” (arr. David Feily), and “I Have Been Anointed” (Steve Warner).

Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode. 

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