Patrick Madrid Conference
Join us as we welcome Patrick Madrid on September 29th. The cost is $25 per person which includes the bonus talk FOR MEN ONLY on September 28th. On Saturday, bring your own lunch or purchase from onsite food trucks.
Sat. Sept. 29 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration/check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Four back-to-back Seminar Topics -
1. Is Everything Up for Grabs? (A Catholic Critique of Moral Relativism)
This presentation provides a practical, down-to-earth explanation of what moral relativism is (the notion that all beliefs are relative and there is no such thing as “objective” truth) and how to recognize its more subtle forms. Patrick exposes the seven fatal flaws of moral relativism, offers sample dialogues for speaking with moral relativists, and he explains how Catholics can respond to moral relativist arguments in a friendly yet effective way.
2. Why Be Catholic? (When You Could Be Anything Else?)
This talk is a charitable and respectful examination of a dozen key biblical and historical reasons for being Catholic. Includes a discussion of common reasons why Catholics leave the Church, why they return, and what lay Catholics can do to help people better understand the teachings of the Catholic Church from a biblical and historical standpoint. One of Patrick’s most popular talks!
3. Search and Rescue: How You Can Help People Come Home to the Church
Based on the popular book by the same title, this seminar explains ten crucial “dos and don’ts” for Catholics who want to share, explain, and defending their Catholic beliefs. With a generous helping of humorous anecdotes, biblical examples, and practical illustrations, this talk equips lay-Catholics with the tools they need to help their family, friends, and co-workers come into (or back into) the Catholic Church. Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York, said: “How do you bring someone back to the Catholic Church? First you pray, then you follow Patrick Madrid’s advice in Search and Rescue.” In this talk, he shows you exactly how its done.
4. A Course in Eucharistic Miracles
Patrick takes you on a guided tour of numerous astounding Eucharistic miracles from around the world. After laying the foundation with a brief biblical and theological catechesis on the Catholic Church’s doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, he then discusses a series of spectacular miracles connected to the Blessed Sacrament, including episodes from the lives of the saints you may never have heard about before.
BONUS Fri., Sept. 28 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. - FOR MEN ONLY (included in the $25 ticket price)
Turn Away From Childish Things and Become the Man Christ Wants You to Be
This popular talk is specially geared for men’s conferences and groups, this talk examines the specific practical things Catholic men can do to live out St. Paul’s teaching about attaining Christian maturity in 1 Corinthians 13, what the dangers are which must be avoided, and what the benefits of doing so are for happy marriages, effective parenting, personal fulfillment, and salvation.