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Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Fr. Ben Luedke

I was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University with a degree in Speech and English, I went to study theology at Oxford University. Eventually I was ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Realizing that the Anglican Church and I were on divergent paths, in 1995 I and my family were received into the Catholic Church. For ten years we continued to live in England where I worked as a freelance writer and charity worker. Then in 2006 the door opened to return to the USA and be ordained as a Catholic priest. I now serve as Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

Fr. Ben Luedtke studied at the Angelicum in Rome, and was ordained by St. John Paul II in 1982. He has worked in Italy, Brazil, Canada and the United States. He knew Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and during seminary he was often her personal driver when she visited Rome. Every priest ordained by Pope John Paul II was given a spiritual sister, a religious sister to pray for him daily. Fr. Ben's spiritual sister was Mother Teresa. He is a sought-after retreat master, speaker, confessor and spiritual director to religious and laity. Fr. Luedtke gives the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and preaches parish missions. He gives theological and doctrinal catechesis and specializes in Life Confessions. He presently serves Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and is a spiritual director to several Carmelite Monasteries. Father formerly worked in the theatrical field and credits the Blessed Mother for his conversion and priesthood.


Tom Peterson
Fr. Riebe

Following 25 years as an award-winning corporate advertising executive, Tom Peterson’s life would radically change forever, after receiving a transforming Spiritual conversion while on a Catholic men’s retreat.  Soon afterward, he founded two media apostolates: VirtueMedia (pro-life) and Catholics Come Home With God’s grace, Catholics Come Home was the first faith group to ever air on national networks like CBS, NBC, and ESPN, and has reached over 250 million viewers in the past 20 years, helping more than a half million souls home to Jesus and the Catholic Church.Tom hosts a popular television series called Catholics Come Home, which is entering its 4th season, and airs worldwide in prime-time on EWTN on Sunday nights.

Fr. Todd Riebe has been the pastor of Christ the King parish in Indianapolis since the summer of 2017. He is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and later studied theology in Rome, Italy at Gregorian University. He was ordained in 1980 for the Comboni Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1985 he became the principle of the Comboni Secondary School, Juba, Sudan. Moving back to the United States in 1995, he became administrator for St. Mary, St. Andrew, and Holy Family in Richmond, IN. In 2000 Fr. Riebe incardinated into the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Continuing as pastor of St. Mary, St. Andrew, and Holy Family, he also became chaplain of Seton High School in 2008. He then became pastor in 2012 of St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis.

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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