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Event: Catholic Identity Conference 2013

Later this month in the U.S. there will be a gathering near Franciscan University of Steubenville: the Catholic Identity Conference 2013.

Speakers will include editors, producers and columnists from The Remnant, Catholic Family News, The Angelus, Life Site News and Church Militant TV, as well as the director of development for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and other important presenters.  Photos from last year's conference can be viewed on the FSSP's website here.

Mass will be offered each day -- Low Masses on Friday the 20th and Saturday 21st, and a Missa Cantata on Sunday the 22nd.  Gregorian chant at the Sunday Mass will be sung by a men's schola from Franciscan University of Steubenville, which regularly sings at the traditional Latin Mass offered in the chapel there.  (For those who know the history of the charismatic movement at this college, you will recognize this is a very welcome accomplishment of the Summorum Pontificum era.)  The conference and Masses will be the second annual such lineup in Weirton, West Virginia.

Details for this month's conference can be found below and at The Remnant's website.  One can register for the entire conference, or just a portion of it.  Priests and religious are free.  If attending, I hope to meet you there.

Catholic Identity Conference 2013
September 20-22, 2013    Come meet, listen and discuss Catholic Identity in the reign of Pope Francis with the foremost traditional Catholic thinkers in America


Christopher Ferrara
Michael Matt
John Rao
John Vennari
James Vogel
Michael Voris
John Henry Westin

Conference Location:
Serbian American Cultural Center
1000 Collliers Way
Weirton WV 26062

Friday Night:
September 20, 2012
6:00 p.m. Low Mass
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
229 California Ave
Weirton WV 26062

7:30 - 10:00pm
Cocktail Reception
with Hors d’oeuveres at
Speaker: Dr. John Rao
Author and Professor at
St. John University, New York City
“Global Confusion and the Coming Catholic Resurgence”
Serbian American Cultural Center
1000 Collliers Way
Weirton WV 26062

Saturday Conference:
September 21, 2013

8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.—Low mass

St. Joseph Catholic Church
229 California Ave., Weirton, WV 26062

8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Serbian American Cultural Center
Coffee and Pastries provided
9:30 a.m.
Speaker—Michael Matt,
Editor of
The Remnant
"Bicker, Backbite and Bellyache: Devising a More Catholic Response to Universal Christophobia"
10:30 a.m.
Speaker—John Vennar
Editor of the
Catholic Family News
"Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton: Prophet Against the New Orientation"

12:30 p.m.
Speaker - Michael Voris
Producer - Church Militant TV
“Homosexuality in the Catholic Church”

2:00 p.m.
Christopher Ferrara

American Catholic Lawyers, Inc - President
"Saint Thomas Wins Again: How Physicists Have Outsmarted Themselves
in the Search for An Alternative to God"

3:00 p.m.
Speaker—James Vogel,

Editor of
The Angelus
"Status of the SSPX: A Doctrinal or Disciplinary Question""
Saturday Evening Dinner:September 21, 2013
5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6:00p.m. Dinner
Presentation by
Christopher Schulte
Knights of Columbus
Mr. Schulte will give an update at the dinner on the Traditional Knights of Columbus project
It's a national effort to unite K of C councils that support the Latin Mass.

Featured Speaker: Fr. Gregory Pendergraft
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

• •
September 22, 20127:30 a.m. - High Mass
Offered by Fr. Gregory Pendergraft

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062

9:00 a.m. – Coffee and Refreshments
Serbian American Cultural Center
1000 Colliers Way • Weirton WV 26062
9:30 a.m.
Speakers: Michael Matt & John Vennari
"Kings, Knights & Fathers: Whatever Happened to Catholic Men? "
10:30 a.m.
Speaker—John Henry Westin
Editor in Chief -
"How soon till blood? Growing Christian persecution in America"