Apologetics & Defending the Catholic Faith

January 20, 2011 under Announcements

In this issue:

  • Snow
  • Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith
  • 2011 “Answer the Call” Conference
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Upcoming Calendar

Snow

Important: FATHERS Team will be canceled if Forest Hills School District is delayed or canceled on Friday.


Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith

I know Bob Hilmer (and his team) are ready to gloat about the Green Bay will last week…let’s see what the weather does.

Why be Catholic? Apologetics, the lost art of defending the faith, is regaining popularity as a tool needed to fulfill the mission of the church.


2011 “Answer the Call” Conference

The 2011 ANSWER THE CALL CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery, OH, northeast of Cincinnati.

The speakers listed below are for the Men’s “Answer the Call” Conference

Brother Loughlan Sofield, S.T., is a Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, and an accomplished speaker, author and professor. He is Senior Editor of Human Development magazine, been recognized for his work on the laity, and is co-author of numerous books. Brother Sofield has served on the faculty or lectured at many universities around the world, most recently in the area of clergy education. Brother Sofield has consulted with over 200 dioceses on five continents.

Fr. Mark Burger is pastor of Visitation parish in western Cincinnati. He has been recognized at earlier conferences as one of the most impactful presenters. He will lead us into a deeper relationship with Christ and guide us through the Reconciliation Service.

Fr. Anthony Brausch is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He was ordained in 2002. Fr. Brausch teaches philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati. Fr. Brausch did his studies in philosophy in Rome from 2004-2008. Fr. Brausch has served as parochial vicar and, subsequently, administrator of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish; he has taught at Elder High School where he still serves as the chaplain for the Elder Football Team; and he is the weekend celebrant at St. Margaret of York Parish.


Spaghetti Dinner

Mark you calendar for Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28 for our annual Italian Dinner.

  • Thursday—Need volunteers to roll meatballs
  • Friday—Need volunteers to serve and cleanup.

Upcoming Calendar

The complete calendar is on our website: http://www.fathersteam.org/

  • Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith
    Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Why be Catholic? Apologetics, the lost art of defending the faith, is regaining popularity as a tool needed to fulfill the mission of the church. Presented by Team 1
  • Avoiding the 7 Capital (“Deadly”) Sins
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Being able to name our demons is an essential part of growth and healing. Learn to combat the vice in our life with the contrary Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Presented by Team 2
  • Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 5:00 PM at IHM Cafeteria
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Dealing with loss, tragedy, issues with friend or neighbor
    Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Help us to recognize when others are going through tough times and have the courage and empathy to offer help. Presented by Team 3
  • Sex in the Marriage, as God intended it
    Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Is there anyone we can talk to about sex in our marriage, can you talk to your spouse about it; are your relations in the bedroom an indicator of the health of your overall relationship? Ever wonder what’s normal for couples in their 30’s, 40’s or 50+? Join us for our first ever discussion on this subject. Presented by Team 4
  • Relativism – How to defend your Family
    Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Moral relativism is the view that ethical standards, morality, and positions of right or wrong are culturally-based and therefore subject to a person’s individual choice. We can all decide what is right for ourselves. You decide what’s right for you, and I’ll decide what’s right for me. Moral relativism says, “It’s true for me, if I believe it.” This idea of interpreted truth and morals utilized for the convenience of Society poses a real threat to our Catholic faith and to our individual families. Presented by Team 5
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