Thursday, April 26, 2007


This weekend is Call to Holiness weekend. While my mother is still in the hospital undergoing tests, I am tentatively planning on attending.

Call to Holiness began in 1996 in Detroit, with over 2000 priests and laity attending the first conference in November of that year. There have been yearly, weekend conferences since the beginning, with the exception of last year when the format was being reconsidered to make it more accessible to others.

What emerged is a one day format, held in two locations on the same day, with the same speakers. They will be commuting from one side of town to the other.

Bishop Fabian Bruskewicz, one of several advisors to the Board, will be the keynote speaker, and will also appear at both locations. Other speakers include:

  • Robert Fastiggi, PhD, currently teaching at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, "Can the Church err in what she teaches?"
  • Marcus Grodi of EWTN and Coming Home Network, "A Biblical Defense of Catholicism"
  • Alice von Hildebrand, PhD, Catholic philosopher, theologian, author and lecturer, "Women & the Priesthood"
  • Fr. Neil Roy, STL, PhD, a priest of the Diocese of Peterborough, Canada, editor of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal and president of The Research Institute for Catholic Liturgy, "Liturgy, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

Cost: $40 per person; $20 per student; coffee, muffins and box lunch included. You will be admitted without having reserved tickets for an extra charge of $5.00

The two locations are St. Rene Goupil on the East side in Sterling Heights, and in Wyandotte at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on the West side. Registration begins at 7:00am.


PDF File of poster with details

Call to Holiness website

Excellent Article in Archdiocese of Detroit newspaper, The Michigan Catholic on the Call to Holiness Conference.