Fr. Leo Patalinghug Featured
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Fr. Leo is the host and founder of Grace Before Meals, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table. He is a priest ordained for the Archdiocse of Baltimore, serving as a sacramental and pastoral minister on a part-time basis.
As of January 1, 2014, the Archbishop of Baltimore has given Fr. Leo permission to be associated with a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (the latin phrase meaning "The Will of God"); a secular institute of Pontifical Rite. Under the auspice of Voluntas Dei, Fr. Leo's main work is to further the apostolic mission to strengthen family life and evangelization through Grace Before Meals.
Further, Fr. Leo is an internationally renowned conference speaker, author, TV host, radio contributor on a variety of relevant topics - especially in the area of the new evangelization and new media. His unique background as a former martial arts championship title holder and choreographer for an award winning break-dancing group has provided him unique experiences and insights that has caught the attention and acclamation of diverse audiences, including PBS, ABC, CBS and even the Food Network, in which Fr. Leo defeated a world famous chef in the surprise cooking competition show, "Throw Down! with Bobby Flay."
Fr. Leo contributes a monthly food column in Baltimore’s The Catholic Review called “Catholic Culinary Confessions”, hosts a weekly cooking show on EWTN called "Savoring Our Faith", co-hosts the Catholic Radio show "Entertaining Truth" with Tom Leopold, and shares his message across the country and the world through his website, videos, live presentations, retreats, & parish missions bringing people closer together - one meal at a time - with the hopes of one day drawing many to the Lord's Banquet in heaven!