Mr. Abramowicz is presently involved in full-time work with Crossing the Goal
ministries which is an evangelization outreach to Catholic men nationally. Crossing the
Goal ministry utilizes TV, internet technology, conferences, and leadership training
seminars to accomplish its goal. Mr. Abramowicz also had a long history with the NFL as
a player, coach and broadcaster.
Danny was born July 13, 1945, in Steubenville, Ohio. He attended Xavier University in
Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1967. Xavier
University has presented Danny with the two most prestigious awards bestowed on a
student athlete - Legion of Honor and Hall of Fame. In 1967, Danny was drafted in the
17th and last round by the New Orleans Saints. Danny's NFL career spanned eight
seasons. Some of his accomplishments include the NFL's leading receiver and All-Pro in
1969. Danny was voted to the Saints Silver Anniversary Team. Danny is a member of the
following Halls of Fame: Louisiana, Saints, Sugar Bowl, Sports Faith, and National
Currently, Danny is active serving on the Board of Directors of EWTN, Crossing the
Goal. Also, he serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors of National
Fellowship of Catholic Men. Danny travels throughout the United States speaking at
Catholic men's conferences.
Danny and his wife, Claudia, have been married for 43 years and have three children and
2008 - Produced the TV Series, "Crossing the Goal," on EWTN
2004 - Authored the book, Spiritual Workout of a Former Saint, which was published
by Our Sunday Visitor
Peter Herbeck is the Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. He
has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S.,
Canada, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe for the past twenty five years.
Peter is a co-host on The Choices We Face, and a member of the new television program
Crossing the Goal. He is also the host of a daily radio program, Fire on the Earth, a
dynamic program focusing on Catholic mission and evangelization. He is the author of
two recent books, When the Spirit Comes in Power, and, When the Spirit Speaks, as well
as an inspirational cd series entitled The True Discipleship Series, and a collection of
popular booklets such as, Why Jesus, Do I Really Want God?, To Walk By The Spirit,
Living the Lord’s Prayer. Peter serves on the Board of the National Fellowship of
Catholic Men, a frequent conference speaker and author of other books and cd’s on
various aspects of discipleship, evangelization and the spiritual journey. He holds a BA in
Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and an MA in Theology from Sacred
Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.
Peter and his wife of 22 years, Debbie, have four children, Sarah (21), Michael (20),
Joshua (16) and Rachel (14). Debbie is a Hebrew Catholic and serves as the Producer of
the Choices We Face and is Editor of the Renewal Ministries Newsletter. Peter and his
family are members of Christ the King Parish in Ann Arbor, MI.
Curtis Martin is the Founder and CEO of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, one of the fastest growing movements in the Catholic Church. In reflecting on the work of FOCUS, Timothy Cardinal Dolan stated, "If you're looking for hope, look to FOCUS."
Whether he is on college campuses or television, at conferences or working with corporate America, Curtis is an award-winning and proven dynamic speaker who has the ability to help his audience discover a vision for life.
In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Curtis as a Consulter to the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization. He holds a Master's degree in Theology, is the author of the best-selling book Made for More, and co-hosts the ground-breaking show on EWTN, Crossing the Goal. In 2004, Curtis and his wife, Michaelann, were awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope John Paul II for their outstanding service to the Church. Curtis and Michaelann live in Westminster, CO. They are blessed by God with nine children.
Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Brian Patrick, longtime news anchor of Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate and a 40-year veteran of television and radio, has joined “EWTN New Nightly With Colleen Carroll Campbell” as Executive Producer. Patrick will also serve as interim anchor for Campbell, who is currently on maternity leave.
Patrick is well-known to viewers of the EWTN Global Catholic Network where he serves as moderator of the weekly television series, “Crossing the Goal,” which uses a sports show format to get men into spiritual shape; and as host of the daily drive-time radio program, “Son Rise Morning Show” on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, which engages Catholic Christians in a thoughtful discussion of their Faith and Church traditions. In addition, Patrick has anchored a weekly business news program in Cincinnati.
“We’re thrilled to have Brian Patrick take on the challenging role of Executive Producer of this groundbreaking program. Brian is experienced news professional who brings with him a perfect balance of solid news judgment and Catholic sensibility. He is the ideal person to lead our News Nightly team,” said EWTN Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw.
“I’m excited to be part of the ‘EWTN News Nightly’ team,” Patrick said. “I invite viewers to tune in to watch as the show evolves and we work to expand to five night a week.” Patrick served a three-year term on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Communications Committee and has been involved with Christ Renews His Parish and the Cursillo communities in the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky.
He is the father of three grown daughters and “Papa” to seven grandchildren, as well as an active member of St. Barbara parish in Northern Kentucky.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.