About Al Smith

Al Smith is a husband, father, grandfather, a man of trade and a business owner. (http://www.alsmiththegasman.com/photos-videos/)

He has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster and retreat director.

Al is a gifted speaker giving presentations at seminaries, schools, parishes, and Catholic conferences.  He is often featured on Catholic media such as EWTN Radio and TV, Radio Maria, The Catholic Channel, Relevant Radio andShalom TV.

He is the founder and director of The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada and has served on the Board of Directors of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation in Peoria, Illinois, which promotes the cause of Fulton J. Sheen’s canonization process.

Al is the creator of the website Bishop Sheen Today, which features the life and works of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

He is the editor of four best-selling books: The Cries of Jesus from the Cross: A Fulton Sheen Anthology and Lord Teach us to Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology, Archbishop Sheen’s Book of Sacraments and The Greatest Commandment which are available through Sophia Institute Press.


Appeared as a guest on EWTN Radio and TV, The Catholic Channel, Relevant Radio and Shalom TV.

Allan hosts two weekly radio programs heard on FM 98.5 (CKWR) and Radio Maria Canada.  He also hosts a weekly Internet broadcast on the Fiat Ministry Network.


St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, Ontario

St. Peter Seminary in London, Ontario

St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta

Christ The King Seminary in Mission, British Columbia

The Grande Seminary in Montreal, Quebec

The Oratory of St. Phillip Neri in Toronto, Ontario

Keynote Speaker – Retreats & Conferences: Canada & US

Men’s Conference – Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan in Alberta (2021)

Lenten Pilgrimage (Parousia Media) – Digital Online Conference (2021)

Jesus-Centered Life Conference – Digital Online Conference (2020 & 2021)

Advent Pilgrimage Conference – Digital Online Conference (2020 &2021)

Modern Saints Conference – Digital Online Conference (2020)

Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage – Digital Online Conference (2020 & 2021)

Immortal Combat Men’s Conference – Digital Online Conference (2020)

Voce Verbi Young Adult Formation Conference – New York City (2019)

Diocesan Men’s Conference in Montreal, Quebec (2019)

Three Day Parish Lenten Retreat at Our Lady of Good CouncilParish in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (2019)

Wojtyla Summer Institute for Teachers – Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (2019)

The Armour of God Conference in Toronto, Ontario (2014)

Diocesan Men’s Conference in London, Ontario (2013)

Service Clubs and Organizations

Serra International Chapters throughout Canada and the USA

Catholic Women’s League Chapters throughout Canada

Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies throughout Canada

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) – Working with Campus Missionaries across Canada

  • Putting on the Armor of God and How to keep it on. (Spiritual Warfare)
  • Putting on the Armor of God for High School Students
  • At the foot of the Cross – Where have all the men gone? (Time to regroup.)
  • Our Lord’s Seven Last Words, The Crucifix and Me
  • The Blessed Mother and the Cross
  • Applying the Cries of Jesus from the Cross in Our Daily Lives (Turn away from sin, practice virtue and live the beatitudes.
  • Priest, Prophet, andKing? Where do I begin? (How do I live out my baptismal anointing?
  • Calvary and the Mass for Catholics today

Other talks given by Al Smith

  • The Cries of Jesus from the Cross – Reflections from Fulton Sheen’s writings on the Cross and the Seven Last Words. (He wrote eight books using this theme.)
  • Father Forgive them for they know not what they do.
  • This Day.What we can learn from the good thief.
  • Women behold your son. Behold your mother.  (Take her home with you.)
  • My God, My God why have you forsaken me? (Why am I so proud?)
  • I thirst and the Holy Hour
  • It is finished.A guide to overcoming laziness and spiritual sloth.
  • Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Giving God your will. Total Consecration to the two Holy Hearts.
  • Calvary and the Mass
  • Practicing Virtue in relation to the cross.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them
  • Practicing the Beatitudes in relation to the Cross
  • The Rainbow of Sorrows. Why is there suffering?
  • The Seven Words of Mary in Scripture and how they relate to her Son.
  • Those who resist the Cross. Understanding those groups who challenge the church and Christ.
  • Sheen’s writings on prayer

Although I would not consider myself as an expert on all of Archbishop Sheen’s books, I do have a good working knowledge of his material from his radio addresses, television shows, newspaper columns and books.

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YouTube Videos featuring Al Smith

EWTN Bookmark with Doug Keck discussing the book ‘The Cries of Jesus from the Cross,’ December 8, 2019

EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ – EWTN Television Network – March 20, 2019

Al Smith gives a talk entitled: Putting on the Armor of God and Keeping it On

Discovering Your Mission — The Secret of Learning How to Become a Saint — The Seven Last Words!

Deeper Prayer with Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Power of the Rosary – Keynote Address Given at the Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage by Al Smith

Al Smith gives a talk about turning away from sin; practicing virtue and living the beatitudes. (3rdTalk of Parish Mission)

Bookmark Brief with Doug Keck – EWTN Television Network – March 21, 2019.

Fiat Ministry Show with Kent Kuholski
September 6, 2018 – Talking about the book – The Cries of Jesus from the Cross.

Al Smith explaining his way of supporting priests and seminarians.

Click link to 59 shows of Al Smith interviewing various guests on his Hungry for More Show seen on the Fiat Ministry Network channel.

Interviews (Radio and Television)

Amplify with Fr. Ron Lengwin – CBS Radio – AM 1020 (KDKA) Radio Pitsburgh – April 14, 2019.

Fight the Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan – EWTN Radio Network – April 12, 2019.

Al Smith gives a three day parish mission on the writings of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. This video combines all three talks given.

Bookmark Brief with Doug Keck – EWTN Television Network – March 21, 2019.


EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ – EWTN Television Network – March 20, 2019.

Catholic Exchange Podcast with Michael Lichens – Catholic Exchange Magazine – March 14, 2019.

Radio reflection sharing a few insights from the Book – December 14, 2018.

Divine Intimacy Radio with Dan Burke – EWTN Radio – October 23, 2018.

Audio Link

Fiat Ministry Show with Kent Kuholski – Fiat Ministry Television Network – September 6, 2018.