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Jason Evert PhotoKeynote Speakers

Jason Evert and his wife Crystalina  have spoken about the virtue of chastity on six continents to more than one million people, including World Youth Days in Sydney, Madrid, and Kraków. They are the authors of more than ten books, including How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul and Theology of the Body for Teens.Jason Evert and his wife Crystalina  have spoken about the virtue of chastity on six continents to more than one million people, including World Youth Days in Sydney, Madrid, and Kraków. They are the authors of more than ten books, including How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul and Theology of the Body for Teens. Jason earned a master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a frequent guest on radio programs throughout the country, and his television appearances include Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and EWTN. After speaking solo for several years, he teamed up with Crystalina, and the two married in 2003. Crystalina is the author of Pure Womanhood, and runs the website, Women Made New. With Jason, she is the co-founder of Chastity Project.

Matt FraddMatt Fradd speaks to tens of thousands of people every year. He is the author of several books, including Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialog on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas and The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography.  Matt Fradd speaks to tens of thousands of people every year. He is the author of several books, including Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialog on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas and The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography. Matt earned his master’s and undergraduate degree’s in philosophy from Holy Apostles College. His podcasts, Love People Use Things and Pints With Aquinas are listened to by tens of thousands of people every month. Matt speaks to tens of thousands of people every year on the dangers of pornography and how to be free from it. He  lives with his wife, Cameron, and their children in the mountains of North Georgia.

Monsignor Brian BransfieldRev. Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield serves as General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on May 21, 1994. Prior to his service at the USCCB, Msgr. Bransfield served as a Professor of Moral Theology on the faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. He has also served in parish ministry, and as a high-school faculty member teaching freshman and senior theology. He is an adjunct Instructor at School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is the author of a number of books, articles, and publications.

 

Most Reverend Scott McCaigBishop Scott McCaig, CC, is the Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada. He entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1987, and after serving with NET Catholic Youth Ministries USA joined the Companions of the Cross in 1989 in Ottawa. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. He has served as an Associate Pastor, Parish Administrator, Hospital Chaplain, and Director of Formation for the Companions of the Cross from 200 to 2006. He served two terms as General Superior of the Society from 2006 to 2016.Bishop Scott serves on the Board of Renewal Ministries Canada and has participated in missionary outreach to over 15 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. He also serves on the Board of Catholic Christian Outreach and is involved in the spiritual formation of the members of the movement. He regularly assists with training of missionaries with NET Ministries of Canada and is a co-Chaplain to the Spiritual Motherhood of Priests Apostolate in Ottawa.

 Father Paul MoretBenediction

Fr. Paul Moret is a regular at our Family Life Conference and the Spiritual Director of Catholic Family Ministries. He is currently the Pastor at St. Matthew Parish in Edmonton, and as always, we are very blessed by his presence at our conferences. At our Family Life Conference he regularly celebrates the sacraments of Holy Mass and Reconciliation and leads Benediction. He has been our guest speaker a number of times as well as throughout the diocese. He will be offering a session in February at Newman Theological College on the different sections of the Mass and why it is important to be there for the readings? During the Mass, the people of God are nourished from two tables: the table of God's word through proclamation of the Scriptures, and the table of the altar, where the Holy Eucharist is consecrated. In this catechetical presentation sponsored by the archdiocesan offices of Liturgy and Catechesis, Father Paul discusses “The Mass: Two Tables.”

 AB Gerard PettipasOther Weekend Homilists

Gérard Pettipas, C.Ss.R. (born September 6, 1950) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists). He currently serves as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan. Pettipas was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the age of 26, he was ordained a priest on May 7, 1977 by Bishop Thomas Benjamin Fulton, who at the time was the Titular Bishop of Cursola. At the age of 56, he was appointed as archbishop of Grouard-McLennan by Pope Benedict XVI on November 30, 2006. He received his episcopal consecration on January 25, 2007 by Archbishop Luigi Ventura, who at the time was the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada; Bishop Denis Croteau, O.M.I., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith, North West Territories, Canada; and Bishop Gary Michael Jordan, who at that time was Bishop of the Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Pettipas was the primary consecrator of Bishop Mark Andrew Hagemoen, Bishop of the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith, North West Territories, Canada. And Pettipas was the co-consecrator of Bishop Héctor Felipe Vila, Bishop of the Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

AB SmithArchbishop Richard W. Smith was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 28, 1959. He studied at St. Mary's University and at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. Ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1987, he pursued further studies in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and earned a Licence in 1993 and a Doctorate in 1998. After some fruitful years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Halifax, he was appointed Bishop of Pembroke on April 27, 2002 and ordained to the episcopate on June 18, 2002. Pope Benedict XVI, on March 22, 2007, appointed him to the Metropolitan See of Edmonton. Archbishop Richard Smith was formally installed as seventh Archbishop of Edmonton on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. He serves as President of the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and is past president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Peter van Kampen speakingYoung Adult Speaker

Peter van Kampen is a Youth Ministry Coordinator for Red Deer Catholic Schools. He works in three schools and two parishes in Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake. He has also worked for years as the Program Coordinator at Our Lady of Victory Camp, and as the Dean of Boys at Clearwater Academy. Peter is passionate about the faith, and presents it in a way that is dynamic and inspiring, and faithful to Catholic Magisterial teaching. He has a degree in Philosophy and Theology from the Dominican College, and is the author of The Battle for Moriah.