Groeschel and Santorum to Speak at 18th Annual Summer Institute

May 18, 2007

Christendom College’s annual Summer Institute will be held on Saturday, July 21, at its Front Royal, Virginia, campus. The one-day conference, entitled “Marriage and the Family,” will feature Christendom College faculty and guest speakers Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Sen. Rick Santorum, Bishop Robert Morlino, and Bishop Thomas Welsh.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel will deliver the conference’s keynote address on marriage and its enemies. Fr. Groeschel is an internationally loved speaker, writer, and founder of the community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Senator Rick Santorum will present a lecture on the importance and centrality of the family in society. Santorum served in the United States Senate from 1995-2006, and is the author of It Takes a Family.

Bishop Robert Morlino will deliver a talk concerning the defense of marriage and the natural law. Bishop Morlino, currently the Fourth Bishop of Madison, Wis., serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will focus his talk on the family as the domestic Church. O’Donnell is a renowned speaker, author, host of a number of EWTN programs, and the President of Christendom College where he also teaches Theology and History.

Mrs. Mary Stanford will give a talk, which deals with the subject of authority in marriage. Stanford has a Master’s in Theology and has taught several acclaimed courses on the Theology of the Body.

Additionally, Bishop Thomas Welsh will celebrate the conference Mass and deliver the homily. Bishop Welsh was the first Bishop of Arlington, Virginia and later named Bishop of Allentown, Penn. He retired in 1997.

For registration information, please call 800.877.5456 or click here.





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