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By Alyssa Murphy, EWTN News, May 14, 2023

Alyssa Murphy is the Register’s Managing Editor of Digital Assets. Starting her career on the airwaves in San Francisco, she has worked in all facets of media. Alyssa enjoys writing and covering stories that inspire and uplift. …

Alyssa MurphyMany know Lisa Wheeler for her public-relations prowess, bringing Catholic journalists and radio hosts into close proximity with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry who are working steadfastly to shed light on stories that inspire and uplift, all while embracing their Catholic faith and identity.

Chances are, if you’ve read any interview with Mark Wahlberg, Jonathan Roumie, or are looking to talk to Jim Caviezel about his new film on human trafficking, The Sound of Freedom, Wheeler’s PR company, Carmel Communications, is the conduit.

Take Wahlberg, for example. Wheeler was the driving force behind so many of the beautiful stories written about Walhberg’s recent production Father Stu, which told the life story of a real Catholic priest. But that wasn’t Wheeler’s first connection to the Catholic actor. Wahlberg was also part of Instant Family, a film focusing on the real scope and sequence of a couple desiring a family and deciding to adopt through foster care. Wheeler and her husband even grace the screen for a few quick moments, entering into a family-match day where prospective parents are looking for children and foster youth anxiously await meeting their forever families. …