2018 Catholic Men's Conference @ St. Therese, Mooresville
To organize an annual Carolinas’ Catholic men’s conference that focuses on the sacraments and features national Catholic speakers who pointedly challenge each participant to grow their Catholic Faith, deepen their relationship with Christ, and live up to their callings as Catholic men, husbands, & fathers. Also, to provide communications and forums throughout the year to reinforce the conference messages and aid men in continuing their spiritual journey.
Conferences will be in service to and in cooperation with the Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte, and will seek to include bishop in SC
The conference and follow-up forums will be organized through the Knights of Columbus, especially Council 770, with strong cooperation with the NC and SC State Councils and local councils as a service to both Knights and non-Knights in the Carolinas
The conference will vigilantly seek to be faithful to the Magesterium of the Catholic Church
We will strive to make the conference affordable while providing pleasant accommodation to attendees
Our primary goal in the conference is to impact attendees to be better Catholic men and more active in their faith, families and parishes
Abbot Placid Solari, OSB, is the Chancellor of Belmont Abbey College. He has been a monk of Belmont Abbey since 1974, and was ordained in 1980. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1999, he was elected the 8th Abbot of Belmont Abbey. In the past, Abbot Placid has served as the President of the college, and he was its Academic Dean from 1996 until his election as abbot.
Former Anglican Minister, Author & Catholic Priest
I was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University with a degree in Speech and English, I went to study theology at Oxford University. Eventually I was ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight.
Realizing that the Anglican Church and I were on divergent paths, in 1995 I and my family were received into the Catholic Church. For ten years we continued to live in England where I worked as a freelance writer and charity worker. Then in 2006 the door opened to return to the USA and be ordained as a Catholic priest. I now serve as Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
Father Tom McCarthy
Augustinian Friar & Advisor at Villanova University
Augustinian Friar and Priest. Augustinian Advisor to Student Life at Villanova University. Parish Mission Preacher and Retreat Director.
Catholic Radio Host & Speaker
Patrick Madrid is the president of the Envoy Institute which, from 1996-2011, published the quarterly Catholic journal, Envoy Magazine, and currently conducts the Catholic Apologetics Academy and Catholic Apologetics Summer Camp.Patrick Madrid Radio Show
He has authored or edited 25 books including, Why Be Catholic? (Random House), Life Lessons: 50 Things I Learned in My First 50 Years, How to do Apologetics, Pope Fiction, Search and Rescue, Does the Bible Really Say That? Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist, and the multi-volume Surprised by Truth series. His total book sales exceed a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions.