January 31, 2020

Fifth annual E6 Catholic Men’s Conference to be held on Feb. 22

Criterion staff report

The fifth annual E6 Catholic Men’s Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Trojan Place, in St. Leon.

Organized by members of All Saints Parish in Dearborn County, the conference will feature presentations by Dr. Scott Hahn, Marians of the Immaculate Father Donald Calloway and Doug Barry.

The founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. A convert to Catholicism, he is also a best-selling author of several books, including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe and Rome Sweet Home.

A prominent Marian priest, Father Donald exhibits an unmistakable zeal for the priesthood and devotion to Our Lady. He is a well-known conference speaker on Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary. He speaks passionately about these topics through his moving conversion story. He is the editor of two books, The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body and The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church, and the author of several others.

Barry is the founder of RADIX—BATTLE READY, a Catholic apostolate that focuses on encouraging and strengthening men, women and youths to be better prepared to fight the battles that we all face in the world today—body, mind and soul. He has traveled nationally and internationally, and is best known for his one-man drama of The Passion, which began in 1992 and has been performed live around the world, and aired on EWTN. For many years, he was the co-host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” and currently hosts “BATTLE READY,” also aired on EWTN.

The title of the conference is taken from the sixth chapter of St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, which calls on the faithful to “put on the armor of God” (Eph 6:11) in their spiritual battle against evil.

In addition to the speakers, the conference will include the celebration of the Mass, the opportunity to participate in the sacrament of penance, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Father Jonathan Meyer, pastor of All Saints Parish, is scheduled to be the principal celebrant of the conference Mass.

Last year’s conference drew participants from across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Advance registration by Feb. 21 is $40 for adults and $25 for students. Cost at the door on the day of the conference is $55 for adults and $30 for students. Clergy and religious may attend free of charge.

Lunch will be provided for all conference participants.

For more information or to register online, visit www.e6catholicmensconference.com. Sponsorship and limited vendor opportunities are also available. Please visit the web site for more details. †

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