September 8, 2017

Sept. 30 men’s conference to feature three popular speakers

David Slaw, left, Michael Wessel, Jason Frey and Kevin McCullough laugh on Nov. 19, 2016, during a presentation during the 10th annual Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Slaw is a member of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Noblesville, Ind., in the Lafayette Diocese. Wessel is a member of St. Anne Parish in Jennings County. Frey is a member of St. Louis Parish in Batesville. McCullough is a member of SS. Philomena and Cecilia Parish in Oak Forest. The 2017 Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the convention center. (File photo by Sean Gallagher)

David Slaw, left, Michael Wessel, Jason Frey and Kevin McCullough laugh on Nov. 19, 2016, during a presentation during the 10th annual Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Slaw is a member of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Noblesville, Ind., in the Lafayette Diocese. Wessel is a member of St. Anne Parish in Jennings County. Frey is a member of St. Louis Parish in Batesville. McCullough is a member of SS. Philomena and Cecilia Parish in Oak Forest. The 2017 Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the convention center. (File photo by Sean Gallagher)

By Sean Gallagher

The 2017 Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference will feature three speakers who are well-known Catholic media personalities.

The speakers are Msgr. Charles Pope, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington; Deacon Larry Oney, a deacon of the Archdiocese of New Orleans; and Brian Patrick, who has hosted shows on EWTN television and radio.

The conference will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30 at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., in Indianapolis, and will conclude by 4:30 p.m.

Conference organizer Mike Fox, a member of St. Pius X Parish in Indianapolis, has been involved with the annual event since it began in 2006. He and other conference supporters saw a need for it a decade ago and have worked hard to keep it going.

“I still see that need today, actually even more,” said Fox. “With the secular world pulling men in one direction, I see how this conference is important in pulling the men back or keeping them close to Christ and his Church.”

Registration for the conference, which is sponsored by the Marian Center of Indianapolis, is $50 per person, $45 per person in groups of 10 or more, and $30 per person for deacons and students. Priests and seminarians may attend free of charge. Registration fees will increase after Sept. 18.

Also included in the conference will be a midday Mass at nearby St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis, followed by a eucharistic procession on the surrounding downtown streets and lunch. Opportunities for eucharistic adoration and the sacrament of penance will also be available throughout the conference.

Archbishop Charles C. Thompson will greet conference participants at the start of the event.

Msgr. Charles Pope is a regular columnist for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper and The Catholic Answer magazine, and writes blogs for his archdiocese and the National Catholic Register.

Deacon Oney leads Hope and Purpose Ministries, which promotes the new evangelization through preaching, teaching and the media. He is also a successful business leader, serving as chairman of HGI Global, a third-party administration and project management firm. A popular speaker throughout the world, Deacon Oney has made frequent guest appearances on EWTN and Catholic radio programs.

Patrick hosts EWTN’s flagship radio show, “Morning Glory.” A 40-year broadcast news veteran, he previously anchored EWTN News Nightly while also serving as its executive producer.

Patrick also moderated EWTN’s weekly television series, “Crossing the Goal,” using a sports show format to help men get into spiritual shape. He is a father of three grown children and grandfather of eight.
 

(To learn more about the 2017 Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference or to register for it, log on to www.indianacatholicmen.com or call 317-888-0873.)

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