Speakers for the March 2, 2013 Conference include:
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on July 19, 2011, and was installed as the 13th bishop and ninth archbishop of Philadelphia on September 8, 2011. He is author of two books: Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics (Servant, 2001) and Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life (Doubleday, 2008); and numerous talks, articles and pastoral letters. His writings, discourses, and homilies are available at www.archphila.org/archbishopchaput/index.htm and www.archden.org/archbishop.
Christopher West is a best-selling author, teacher, and speaker on Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. As founder of The Cor Project, he leads a non-profit global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through the “new evangelization.” His extensive lecturing, his numerous books and articles, his popular audio and video programs, and his multiple media appearances have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the late Pope’s teaching across denominational lines. He has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, and EWTN.
Jim Towey is the President of Ave Maria University. He was also the personal attorney for Mother Theresa and Former Director of Faith Based Initiatives under President George W. Bush. He has received many honors, including the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from His Holiness Pope John Paul II, the “Fifty Most Influential Christians in America” award from Church World magazine, the “Power and Influence Top Fifty” award from the Non-Profit Times magazine, and the “Grads Made Good” award from Florida State University’s Omicron Delta Kappa. He also has been awarded six honorary doctorate degrees.
Richard Lane is one of the leading and most prolific Catholic speakers of this decade. As a convert to the Faith in April 19, 2003, in early 2005 when Mr. Lane was lead to begin proclaiming the Gospel as a Street Corner Evangelist. Since that time Mr. Lane continues to be featured in the national media on “Catholic Answers Live”, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio as well as Protestant Radio. Mr. Lane has been featured in the National Catholic Reporter and other national publications and is the Co-Founder of Catholic Men for Christ Men’s Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
Don Saleski is most well known for his career as a professional ice hockey right winger. Mr. Saleski played a total of nine seasons in the NHL; as a Philadelphia Flyer, then as a member of the Colorado Rockies. Mr. Saleski has proved to be successful off the ice as well. He has worked with ARAMARK, SMG, ClubSystms Group, and most recently with Professional Receivables Network out of Cherry Hill.