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stickland-joseph 2021

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland serves as the fourth Bishop of Tyler. To read messages from Bishop Strickland, visit BishopStrickland.com. Bishop Strickland was born the sixth …

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted 2021

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., July 2, 1973. He was installed as the fourth …

Father Chris Alar 2016

Fr. Chris Alar

Father Chris Alar, MIC, is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Father Chris wrote and produced the popular “Divine Mercy 101” …

Dave and Joan Maroney 2020

Dave and Joan Maroney

Catholic speakers and married lay couple Joan and Dave Maroney have been leading the way in the New Evangelization since 1999.  As founders and directors …

Fr. Gregory Bramlage 2020

Fr. Greg Bramblage

Fr. Greg Bramlage was born in 1964 and grew up in Indiana. In 1990 he graduated from Marian College with a Degree in Business Administration. …

Ted Flynn 2021

Ted Flynn

Ted Flynn is a bestselling author and popular speaker well-known for his coverage of all things Catholic: Our Lady, her apparitions around the world, Catholic …

Fr. Frank Pavone 2010

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal …

Cathy Gilmore 2021

Cathy Gilmore

Award-winning author Cathy Gilmore pours her passion into energizing children, families, and schools with the transforming power of virtue. Cathy grew up as a child …

Chris & Linda Padgett 2021

Chris & Linda Padgett

Chris and Linda Padgett admit that, like many young Catholic couples today, they had no idea what they were getting into on their wedding day, …

Chuck Neff 2021

Chuck Neff

Chuck Neff is a veteran broadcast journalist. Most recently he has worked as a Show Host of “The Inner Life” TM on Relevant Radio, a …

Dann Aungst 2021

Dann Aungst

Dann is Certified Addiction Counselor, speaker, author, and a recovering sex addict. Dann has authored several books including From one Addict to Another, 40 Days to Freedom, and Winning …

Dennis & Angelina Girard 2021

Dennis & Angelina Girard

Dennis & Angelina Girard are directors of the Marian Devotional Movement, founders of DivineMercyRosary.com & CatholicInCanada.com. They are the authors of Marian Consecration for Little …

Devin Schadt 2021

Devin Schadt

Fathers are the link between Heaven and earth, and are intended to be an image of our Heavenly Father. Devin Schadt is a husband, father, …

Dr. Mark Miravalle 2021

Dr. Mark Miravalle

Dr. Mark Miravalle earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He holds the Saint John Paul II …

Dr Monique Ruberu 2021

Dr. Monique Ruberu

Dr. Monique Ruberu is a daughter of God, a wife to an amazing husband, and a mother to five adorable kiddos (two in heaven). She …

Dr Tom Graves 2021

Dr. Tom Graves

Dr. Tom Graves always knew he wanted to be a doctor; he remembers praying to God as a young child asking for the opportunity to …

Fr. David Gunter 2021

Fr. David Gunter

Fr. Gunter was ordained in 2009 for the Archdiocese of Boston. He has had a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary that eventually lead …

2021

Fr. James Blount

Fr. James is an internationally known Exorcist Priest and a bold charismatic preacher. He is a powerful instrument of the Holy Spirit as evidenced by …

Fr Tim Byerley 2021

Fr. Timothy Byerley

Fr. Timothy E. Byerley, Ph.D., is the Vice-Postulator for the Beatification and Canonization Cause of Maria Esperanza Medrano de Bianchini. He is the pastor of …

Fr. Tom Celso 2021

Fr. Tom Celso

Born in Newark, NY, Fr. Tom Celso entered St. Bernard Seminary in 1974. While in Clinical Pastoral Study in 1976 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, …

Kathleen Beckman 2021

Kathleen Beckman

Kathleen is President and Co-Founder of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests, a global apostolate of prayer and catechesis for the holiness of priests through …

Kendra Tierney 2021

Kendra Tierney

Catholic Author and speaker, Kendra Tierney, describes herself as a “Catholic wife and mother of many, from little to teenaged, who also dabbles in teaching, …

Kevin M. Doak 2021

Kevin Doak

Kevin M. Doak holds the Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair at Georgetown University where he teaches courses on theology, Catholicism in Japan, and the Catholic writer …

Dr. Mary C Neal 2021

Mary C. Neal

Board-certified spinal surgeon, Dr. Mary Neal, author of To Heaven and Back, and 7 Lessons from Heaven, is both a scientist and a woman of …

Mother Gabrielle Marie 2021

Mother Gabrielle Marie

Mother Gabrielle Marie Breaux, Mother Superior and foundress of the Benedictine Daughters of Divine Will, began her religious life as a Poor Clare of Perpetual …

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti 2021

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti

Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, PhD, DMin, is currently a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Monsignor Rossetti heads the …

Paul and Beth Zucarelli 2021

Paul and Beth Zucarelli

Do you wonder if Jesus Christ is alive in you? Do you wish to know that God can raise the dead?  Paul Zucarelli suffered 9 …

Susan Brinkman 2021

Susan Brinkmann

Once a New Age feminist, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, is now a Third Order Carmelite, a Catholic apologist and speaker, and an award-winning journalist and author. …

Susan Tassone 2021

Susan Tassone

Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading a worldwide “purgatory movement.” The award-winning …

Patrick Fagan 2021

Pat Fagan

Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school teacher, a clinical therapist specializing in child, family and marital therapy. During his career he has been …

Past Speakers

Past Speakers

Ricardo Castanon Gomez, Ph.D.(cropped) 2022

Ricardo Castanon Gomez, Ph.D.

Ricardo Castañón Gómez, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who specializes in brain biochemistry and who has participated in more than a half-dozen studies of Eucharistic miracles …

Dr. Segunda Acosta 2022

Dr. Segunda Acosta

Dr. Seggy Yanez Acosta is a Catholic stress and pain specialist practicing in Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia, under S.T.R.E.S.S. Centre, Inc. She is licensed & …

Bishop Joseph L. Coffey 2022

Bishop Joseph L. Coffey

Bishop Joseph L. Coffey, 60, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1996, and a bishop in 2019 – one of four …

Kristan Hawkins 2019

Kristan Hawkins

Kristan Hawkins is the president of Students for Life of America, an organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and mobilizing young pro-life advocates to end the practice …

Abby Johnson 2019

Abby Johnson

During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a facility director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she …

Sr Diedre Byrne 2020

Sr. Deirdre Byrne

Sister Deirdre Byrne is an active missionary sister and superior of her community in Washington, DC. She is double board-certified in family medicine and general …

Patricia Sandoval 2020

Patricia Sandoval

Patricia Sandoval is an international pro-life and chastity speaker, and host of an EWTN show called De Dos en Dos. She has appeared on many television …

Missy Reilly Smith 2020

Missy Reilly Smith

Missy Reilly Smith is foundress and president of WAKE UP, which stands for Women Against the Killing & Exploitation of Unprotected Persons. In 1999, Missy …

Kristin Bird 2020

Kristin Bird

Kristin Bird became involved with the Diocesan Rosary Congresses in her home Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2016 when a dear friend, Peggy Downs, called and …