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Catholic Identity Conference 2014

Next month the Catholic Identity Conference 2014 will be held, from the evening of Friday, 12 September through noon on Sunday, 14 September, in Weirton, West Virginia, and Steubenville, Ohio, in the U.S., near the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The theme will be "The Old Evangelization: Restoring Liturgy, Mission and Catholic Tradition."

This will be the third annual Catholic Identity Conference.  New this year are more priests involved with the daily traditional Latin Mass and talks, including from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Institute of Christ the King and Diocese of Pittsburgh.  One new speaker on Saturday and two new speakers on Sunday have been confirmed, including this writer.


2014 Conference Schedule

Friday Night:
September 12, 2014


6:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass

St. Peter’s Catholic Church
425 North Fourth Street
Steubenville, OH 43952 
Canon Jean Moreau, Institute of Christ the King

7:30 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception with hors d’oeuvres
at Weirton Holiday Inn

Speaker—Dr. John Rao,
Author and Professor at
St. John University, New York City
“Giving the Devil His Due—The Problems
of the Old Evangelization”
Weirton Holiday Inn
350 Three Springs Drive
Weirton, WV 26062

Saturday:
September 13, 2014


7:30 a.m. Low Mass
Sacred Heart of Mary Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton WV 26062 
Canon Jean Moreau, Institute of Christ the King
 
8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Registration—Coffee and Pastries

Weirton Holiday Inn
350 Three Springs Drive
Weirton, WV 26062

9:30 a.m.

Speaker—Michael Matt,
Editor of the Remnant
“Mass Hypocrisy: Redefining ‘Traditionalist’ in
the Image and Likeness of the
Neo-Catholic

10:30 a.m.

Speaker—John Vennari,
Editor of the Catholic Family News
“Modernism and the New Evangelization”

11:30 a.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Speaker—Louie Verrecchio,
Traditional Catholic Writer and Blogmaster
“The Mission of the Church vis-à-vis the
Kingship of Christ as Illuminated by
Pius XI in Quas Primas”

2:00 p.m.

Speaker—Chris Ferrara,
American Catholic Lawyers, Inc.—President
“Vatican II-ism: How an Ideology has
Eclipsed the Faith”

3:00 p.m.

Speaker—James Vogel,
Editor of The Angelus
“A Cause for Hope: The Experiment of
Tradition Around the World”

Saturday Evening Dinner:


Weirton Holiday Inn
350 Three Springs Drive
Weirton, WV 26062

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m. - Dinner
Featured Speaker:   
Father Gregory Pendergraft

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Sunday Morning:
September 14, 2014


7:00 a.m.—High Mass

Sacred Heart of Mary Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton WV 26062 
Father Ladis Cizik, Diocese of Pittsburgh

9:00 a.m. Coffee and Refreshments

Weirton Holiday Inn
350 Three Springs Drive
Weirton, WV 26062

9:30 a.m.
Speaker - Kenneth J. Wolfe
Traditional Catholic Writer and
Contributor to the
Rorate Caeli blog
“Promoting the Old Evangelization
While Using a New Computer”

10:30 a.m.
Speaker—Michael Brendan
Dougherty
National Correspondent for the
American Conservative

“Bad Liturgical Reform and the Good God’s
Response—Biblical Reasons for Hope
During Tribulation”

Conference Location:

Weirton Holiday Inn
350 Three Springs Drive
Weirton, WV 26062 


To register (by 5 September), the form may be found here.  Priests and religious are free and there are special student rates. Students from Franciscan help serve and sing Gregorian chant at the Masses.


Photos and summaries from last year's Catholic Identity Conference, by John Vennari of Catholic Family News, can be found on the conference website.