Patrick is a dynamic and highly effective speaker with nearly two decades' experience informing and entertaining audiences across North America. He began his career behind the microphone with several stints as a stand-up comedian in college. However, when God called him to a life of ministry in the Catholic Church, his writing and speaking career took a dramatic turn. His riveting testimony has drawn praise from a wide range of audiences, including clergy and bishops. His new book is 100 WAYS JOHN PAUL II CHANGED THE WORLD (Our Sunday Visitor, 2020).
"Patrick's use of analogies and subtle humor interspersed throughout his message made it a delightful experience. The old adage 'still waters run deep' is quite appropriate in the case of this young journalist. Accordingly, I have no hesitation in recommending Patrick Novecosky for an audience that wishes to deepen their faith or to receive practical insights on timely issues." –Bishop Victor Galenone, Bishop emeritus of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida.
“Patrick’s excitement and conviction about the Faith are contagious, and his talks are a refreshing blend of solid Catholic teaching, easy-going delivery, and delightful touches of humor.” -- Vinny Flynn, Speaker, and Author of “Seven Secrets of the Eucharist”
“Patrick is that rare combination of Catholic speakers. He not only knows the Catholic Faith with depth and experience, but he also has a true gift for articulating it in an interesting, exciting, and enjoyable fashion.” -- Dr. Matthew Bunson, EWTN Senior Contributor
AMONG THE NUMEROUS TALKS PATRICK GIVES:
Making Sense of Scandal: The clergy sex abuse scandal and homosexuality among the clergy and hierarchy has rocked the Church, but should it rock your faith? Patrick helps his audience make sense of the scandal by layering his talk with a historical perspective and up-to-date analysis.
Nine Ways to Defeat the Culture of Death: With the Culture of Death pressing in on us, being a faithful Catholic may seem a daunting task. But St. Paul reminded Timothy to "fight the good fight" and preach the word "in season and out of season...for the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching." That's the world we live in today! this inspiring talk will help you engage the culture and make a difference by stressing the basics -- learning, living, and spreading our faith.
How John Paul II Changed the World: From his humble beginnings as the son of a military officer in Poland, Karol Józef Wojtyła went on to change the world as Pope John Paul II. With his wisdom, charm, and charisma, he drew some of the biggest crowds in human history. But with the power of the Holy Spirit and divine grace, he breathed new life the Catholic Church and the world along with it. Patrick Novecosky, who met the new saint four times and attended his canonization, talks about the Pope’s legacy and how he paved the way for Popes Benedict XVI and Francis — and he counts down the Holy Father’s Top 10 gifts to the Church.
Finding Truth in an Age of Fake News: If you’re a news junkie–or even if you’ve cut the cable–you know that the news business has become highly politicized. President Trump has tagged the left-leaning media (CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times) as Fake News. But liberals and progressives tag conservative media as biased, too. So whom should you believe? Patrick cuts through the noise with some solid tips on how to tell fact from fiction.
Parenting in a Hostile Culture: Make no mistake about it, the Culture of Death wants your children. Corporate America wants their (your) money, public schools want to indoctrinate them (sharp left turn), and the world wants them to skip their childhood and jump right into adulthood, whether they're ready or not. Full stop. It doesn't have to be that way. Parents are the biggest influence on their children, and that means you're in charge. Get 10 practical tips on how to take charge in your home and point your kids toward a life of truth and lasting joy.
Relativism is Killing Us & What to Do About It: Pope Benedict XVI has said that one of the biggest problems facing the world today is the "dictatorship of relativism." Just days before being elected Pope, he said, "We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires." Learn concrete ways you can break through our self-centered culture in our post-Christian era, and how we can teach the next generation to live selflessly.