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Conversation with Roma Downey 

March 19, 2021

Join Napa Institute Executive Director, John Meyer, for a conversation with Roma Downey, Actress, Producer, and Author. Roma produced and starred in The History Channel’s mini-series The Bible.



Conversation with Mary Rice Hasson 

March 18, 2021

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Ethics & Public Policy Center’s Mary Rice Hasson.



Conversation with Josh Holdenried 

March 12, 2021

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Napa Legal institute’s Josh Holdenreid.



Conversation with Ralph Martin 

January 4, 2021

Join Napa Institute Board Member, Fran Maier, for a conversation with author Ralph Martin about his latest book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward, and his love for the Catholic Faith.



Conversation with Fr. Spitzer

January 4, 2021

Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., co-founder and President of The Napa Institute, the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith (, and President of the Spitzer Center (, sits down with Napa Institute’s Tim Busch and John Meyer to discuss his new book, Christ versus Satan in Our Daily Lives: The Cosmic Struggle Between Good and Evil.



Conversation with Gerard Bradley

December 23, 2020

Francis X. Maier leads a conversation with Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, on legal ethics and constitutional law in our current climate.



On Social Shutdowns by Bishop Paprocki

December 18, 2020

Bishop Paprocki gives the address at the annual Msgr. Thomas J. Herron Catholic CEO Dinner, on the topic of Social Shutdowns.



Conversation on Patriotism with R. R. Reno

December 17, 2020

R. R. Reno, the Editor of First Things, and Fran Maier discuss the virtue of patriotism.



Conversation with Michael Hanby

December 16, 2020

Join Napa Institute for a conversation with Professor Michael Hanby, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at The Catholic University of America, on technology led by Francis X. Maier.



Conversation with Carl R. Trueman 

November 25, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Theologian and  Author, Carl R. Trueman, led by Francis X Maier.



Conversation with Cristofer Pereyra 

November 11, 2020

Fran Maier leads a conversation with Cristofer Pereyra, Chief Executive Officer at The Tepeyac Leadership Initiative, on the Catholic impact, or lack thereof, in American culture and professional leadership within our country.



Conversation with Rod Dreher

November 5, 2020

Join Napa Institute for a conversation with Rod Dreher on his new book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, and what it means to be a faithful Christian in a time of cultural decline.



Conversation with Rick Santorum about the 2020 Election 

November 4, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for an exclusive interview with Rick Santorum, CNN Senior Political Commentator and former U.S. Senator, on the current state of the 2020 Election.



Conversation on Catholic Anthropology and What it Means to be Human with O. Carter Snead 

November 2, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a timely and insightful conversation with Notre Dame’s O. Carter Snead, on the topic of Catholic Anthropology and What it Means to be Human.



A Conversation with Chris Stefanick

October 8, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Real Life Catholic’s Chris Stefanick. In the words of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Chris is “one of the most engaging young defenders of the Christian faith on the scene today.”

Chris Stefanick participated as a featured speaker during our 2020 Napa Institute Virtual Conference which took place August 14-15, 2020. In case you missed it, you can still purchase access to the Virtual Conference at



A Conversation with Jimmy Lai

October 5, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for an exclusive conversation with Jimmy Lai, British Hong Kong entrepreneur and pro-democracy activist, led by Francis X. Maier.

Jimmy discusses his recent arrest and why he continues to stay in Hong Kong, risking his comfort and freedom.



A Conversation with Congressman Dan Lipinski

September 25, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL 3rd District) led by Francis X. Maier, Senior Fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Former Senior Advisor/Special Assistant to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Throughout this conversation, Congressman Lipinski will discuss what led him into a political career – one within the Democratic Party specifically – and Catholics/Political Responsibility.



A Conversation with Catholic Leadership Institute’s Dan Cellucci

September 16, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Dan Cellucci, the CEO of the Catholic Leadership Institute



Friendship is Everything: A Conversation with Curtis Martin

July 30, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Founder, Curtis Martin



Panel on Racism in America

June 8, 2020

Join Panelists Reverend Eugene Rivers, Lannette Turicchi, and Louis Brown as they have an open conversation about Racism in America.



Coronavirus, The Constitution, and Constraint: Does the Constitution Still Apply in a Pandemic

June 5, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a Conversation with John Bursch, VP of Appellate Advocacy & Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom and Ryan Tucker, Senior Counsel & Director of the Center for Christian Ministries with Alliance Defending Freedom, as they discuss Coronavirus, The Constitution, and if the Constitution Still Applys in a Pandemic.



Called to a Great Adventure

May 25, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for an interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput, as he reflects on the Church today, his own vocation, and the many reasons Catholics have for Hope.



Interview with Archbishop Borys Gudziak 

May 22, 2020

Join the Napa Institute for a conversation with Archbishop Borys Gudziak.



A Conversation with Kevin Wells

May 9, 2020

Join Kevin Wells, acclaimed author of The Priests We Need to Save the Church, shares his thoughts on how we can renew the Church by renewing the clergy.



A Conversation with Napa Institute Founder, Tim Busch 

April 24, 2020

Join Fran Maier, from the Ethics & Public Policy Center, and Tim Busch, Founder of the Napa Institute, as they discuss why the Napa Institute is of critical importance for Catholics now, what is going on in the Catholic Church in America, the importance of Gratitude, and much more.



Reopening the Economy

April 17, 2020

Join the Napa Institute & the Heritage Foundation to learn about reopening the economy and the realities of a post COVID-19 economy, national security and foreign policy.



Sacraments in a Time of Pandemic

April 14, 2020

Fr. Thomas Joseph White shares some thoughts on how Catholics can respond during a public health crisis, and how to deepen our spiritual lives when there is restricted access to the Sacraments.



Hearts Made for Service – Interview with Fr Mark Mary

April 7, 2020

Fr. Mark Mary Ames , from the CFR’s in the Bronx, shares some thoughts on how we can continue to live our lives for others even during the pandemic.



Dr. Aaron Kheriaty Reflects on the COVID Crisis

April 2, 2020

Join Dr. Aaron Kheriaty to hear an insider’s perspective on the current state of the COVID-19 crisis and the steps that are currently being taken to combat the virus, to examine some of the challenging bio-ethical questions being faced during this historical moment, and to learn a few practical ways that regular people can help those who are dealing with the crisis.



How the CARES Act Can Helps Non-profits

March 30, 2020

Attorney Eric Kniffin offers insights on how the recently passes CARES act can benefit small business and non profits. Please take a moment to watch this webinar, hosted by the Napa Institute, and share it with other leaders.



Catholic Responses to the COVID 19 Crisis

March 26, 2020

Fr. Eric Cadin, Bill Mumma, and Tim Busch discuss the appropriate Catholic responses to the current COVID-19 crisis, particularly from a business perspective.