September 30, 2011

Sixth annual Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference is set for Oct. 29

The sixth annual Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference, sponsored by the Marian Center in Indianapolis, will take place on Oct. 29 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

This year’s scheduled speakers are Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator of the archdiocese, as well as Franciscan of the Renewal Father Benedict Groeschel, Benedictine Father Cassian Folsom and Tim Staples.

Father Benedict is the author of several books on Catholic spirituality and host of “Sunday Night Live” on EWTN. He is director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Archdiocese of New York, professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y., and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Va.

Father Cassian professed vows as a Benedictine monk in 1980 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad. He is currently prior of St. Benedict Monastery in Norcia, Italy—the birthplace of St. Benedict. He is a past president of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome and is currently a consultant to the Holy See’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Tim Staples is director of apologetics and evangelization at Catholic Answers in El Cajon, Calif. A convert to Catholicism, Staples is an author on Catholic apologetics and speaks to Catholic audiences across the nation.

Registration fees prior to Oct. 17 are $45 per person, $40 per person for groups of 10 or more and $25 per student. Beginning on Oct. 17, registration for participants will increase to $50 per person or $45 per person for groups of 10 or more.

Priests and seminarians can attend free of charge.

The registration fee includes lunch.

To register or for more information, log on to, send an e-mail to or call 317-924-3982 or 317-888-0873. †

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