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Previous Speakers from the 2013-2014 Season
September 10th 2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Mike McCoy

Former Heisman Trophy Candidate and Green Backer Packer Star

 

Takes the discipline, focus, and commitment required to be a NFL star and redefines its application to help high school students to embrace good decision-making and enable them to fight a drug culture.


October 8, 2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Ron Austin
Hollywood writer and producer for over 50 years
 
A Hollywood fixture for over fifty years, best known as a writer and producer of Charlie's Angels, Mission Impossible  and British mini-series, Q.E.D   pulls back the curtain on the evolution of friction between Catholic values and Pop Culture.


November 12, 2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Jed York

CEO SF 49ers

 

John Edward 'Jed' York is the son of Marie Denise DeBartolo York and John York, and the nephew of former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. York became team president on December 28, 2008. In 2011, ESPN Columnist David Fleming referred to York as "kooky" and "goofy" when York declared that the 49ers would be in the Super Bowl. And then the 49ers did come within one game of backing up York's assertion, hosting the NFC Championship game against the New York Giants, eventually losing in overtime, 20-17. He is also the driving force behind making the concept of a new stadium a reality.

December 10, 2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Bishop Michael Barber

Diocese of Oakland

 

The fifth bishop of Oakland. He received his BA at Gonzaga University and obtained a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Previous assignments included stints in Western Samoa, Rome the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Boston, and as chaplain of the U.S. Navy since 1991.

February 11, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Richard Lane

Evangelist, and Frequent Guest on EWTN

Son of the Legendary NFL Player, the Late Dick “Night Train” Lane


Son of National Football Hall of Fame Cornerback, “Night Train” Lane, Richard Lane came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2003. Mr. Lane has been featured on “Catholic Answers Live”, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, the National Catholic Reporter, Sports Review Magazine, as well as Eternal Word Television Network’s (EWTN) the “Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi and draws thousands of men each year to hear the powerful message of the Gospel.

March 11,  2014, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Rev. Robert A. Sirico

Founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and frequent guest on EWTN

  
 A well-known cultural commentator once served as a Pentecostal preacher. He returned to the Catholic Church in 1977, and later the writings of St. Augustine and the biography of Blessed John Henry Newman moved him consider the priesthood. He founded the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids with the motto "connecting good intentions with sound economics," the institute provides a vision of free market economics within a Judeo-Christian moral framework.

April 8, 2014, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Christine Watkins
MTS, LCSW, Author, National Speaker, and Former Ballet Dancer for the San Francisco Ballet
 
Formerly an anti-Christian atheist caught up in sin and the New Age movement, converted to Catholicism after receiving a miraculous healing from Jesus through Mary, which saved her from death. Moving away from her previous life as a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet Company, she began a life of service to the Church and now works as a spiritual director, counselor, retreat leader, and national inspirational speaker. Her book, Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary's Intercession, is a best seller. 
May 13 2014, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Ms. Reggie Littlejohn

Founder and President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers,

Ms. Littlejohn founded the coalition (www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/ ),an international coalition that opposes forced abortion and sexual slavery in China, to spotlight the horrors that China hides behind the verbal camouflage of its One Child Policy.

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