Greg Willits & Catholics Next Door Begin a New Adventure

Those sighs you hear resonating across the country from devoted listeners of Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel are a reaction to today’s big news that tomorrow will be the last episode of the channel’s popular show The Catholics Next Door. Listeners will be tuning in one last time tomorrow to hear co-hosts Greg and Jennifer Willits enjoy a last few hours of what’s been billed as the “world’s first Catholic reality show”.

As a fan of the show and a friend of the Greg and Jennifer, I have mixed feelings. I will definitely miss their presence on the airwaves (actually, I’ve already been missing Jennifer as she’s shifted toward reduced airtime to care for their children).

The New Evangelization and You by Greg Willits

But I’m actually also excited to help spread the good news about — Greg’s headquarters for his consultancy to serve as a New Media specialist and expert for entities around the country. Along with helping the Church to grow its use of emerging technologies, Greg will also be speaking around the country and writing new books. His next project, The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid, is set to release in May 2013 and looks terrific.

Change is sometimes challenging, but listeners like me who have tuned into Greg and Jennifer’s work for several years now will weather this transition as we pray for the Willits family. If you know of a parish, school, diocese or business who could use some help in implementing the tools of the New Evangelization, be sure to contact Greg Willits through his website at


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  • Fr. Cory Sticha

    I’m sad to hear that Greg is leaving the air, as I’ve enjoyed listening to both him and Jennifer pretty much from the beginning. Prayers for the Willits family as they move on to this new stage in their lives!

    • Lisa Hendey

      Hi Fr. Cory — I think a lot of us feel that way. Hopefully we’ll still be able to hear them in other formats… and in a way this frees Greg up to serve an even broader group of people. How are you? Hope all’s well!

  • John Clem

    I have been a big fan of Greg & Jennifer Willits since they started Rosary Army and podcasting with SQPN. Hope they will keep the New Evangelizers ministry going. Look forward to Greg’s new book, and will keep them in my prayers.

  • Tom Nauck

    Would like to hear from you.