Invite Dr. Howard to host a retreat, speak at your university, conference or parish on one (or more) of the following topics:
Or Suggest One of Your Own
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This is the Catholic Hour: Formation of the Saints of the Latter TimesT
his talk will elaborate on the significance of Mary and the Eucharist as the pillars to which Christians, under the leadership of the pope, must anchor themselves in order to weather our increasingly stormy times. Special attention will be given to the importance of Marian consecration and making the Daily Holy Hour.
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: Icon of the New EvangelizationT
his talk will explain why the example and teaching of the Servant of God Fulton Sheen is very important for our times, as well as explain what the Fulton Sheen Society is all about.
Decoding our Marian Age: The Biblical Blueprint to Understand Mary’s Activity In the Modern WorldR
ue de Bac, Lourdes, La Sallette, Knock, Fatima, Medugorje… Between those apparitions approved by the Church and those yet undecided, we are undoubtedly living in an unprecedented “Age of Mary” that speaks to the serious signs of the times. How can we best understand her extraordinary presence in the modern world? How do we understand her presence and messages within a biblical context? Times are very serious and so is Our Lady’s message to the world! Why should we be listening and what should we be doing about it?
The Spiritual Legacy of Blessed Pope John Paul II for the Church of the Third MilleniumW
hat truly made this faithful son of Poland one of the greatest popes in history? What is his most important legacy to the Church at this moment in history?
The War of the Worlds: The Catholic Church and ‘The New World Order’T
he battle between two kingdoms is rapidly approaching an apex. One seeks a world order under Christ, the other a counterfeit “new world order” under antichrist. How do we identify these two kingdoms and what is our role in this battle? Whose kingdom are we serving?
The Holy Rosary: Mary’s Weapon of ChoiceW
hy over the last 200 years has the Blessed Mother singled out the Holy Rosary as the prayer that will bring about the triumph of her Immaculate Heart? Learn how the rosary is not just any devotion; but the crown of Marian devotions, an important means to deepen one’s contemplative life and Our Lady’s weapon of choice against her adversary, Satan and his minions.
The Critical Message of Divine Mercy for Our Times: ‘The World Will Not Have Peace Until It Turns With Trust To My Mercy’W
hat more needs to be said? The message of Divine Mercy is where our attention and our hearts must be if we wish to find the answer to bringing peace to the world and to our families. John Paul II, who canonized St. Maria Faustina and fulfilled Our Lord’s request of instituting a Feast of Mercy in the liturgical calendar of the Church, believed he was entrusted the unique mission of proclaiming the message of Divine Mercy to a broken world searching for it either knowingly or unknowingly.
‘Our Lady of America’: Hope for the Church in America; Mary’s Urgent Message to the United StatesD
oes America have a key role in the spiritual renewal of the world? Is she fading fast into the darkness of moral relativism and spiritual apathy? Our Lady is calling the Church in America! What must we do? Learn about the extraordinary messages given to Sr. Mary Ephrem in the 1950s which providentially are emerging from relative obscurity to give the Catholic Church in America a needed hope and answer to these increasingly troubling times.
Rediscovering the Roles of Husband and Fatherhood in the ‘Domestic Church’T
here is a great crisis in the world today. The destruction of the importance of the role of the father in the home. As head of his “domestic church,” the father participates in the headship of Jesus Christ in a unique and indispensable way that is inextricably bound up in the mystery of Jesus Christ as Priest and Victim. We will examine this central reality of what it truly means to be a father and counter the world’s emasculating agenda.
Mary in the Mystery of the Incarnation: Mariology at the Heart of Christian DoctrineS
oteriology, Christology, Ecclesiology and Pneumatology have at their heart one that is human and Immaculate from which God assumed the human nature through which He would reveal the mysteries of His Mercy, Love and Truth. Without Our Lady, we would not have Our Lord. Explore with Dr. Howard the mystery of Mary and the central and indissoluble role she was given by God to be the New Eve, who would mediate with Christ the New Adam, the mystery of Redemption.
The Mystery of the Incarnation and its Mystical Prolongation in the ChurchA
t the heart of our faith is the mystery of the Incarnation. Learn how this mystery is not confined to a 33-year period of time, but rather continues from Calvary to the present as the Church mystically re-lives the Redemptive mystery of Christ’s life, death and resurrection until the end of time when the “fullness of Christ” is achieved.
The Priesthood of the Laity: What is it and how do we truly live it?T
he priesthood of the laity, given new attention at the Second Vatican Council, is an important doctrine which is not being given the attention that is due to it. It is at the heart of the baptismal call of every Christian and it is lived out in a special way in the married. Dr. Howard provides fresh insights which shed new light on how our understanding of the priesthood of the laity shapes all aspects of our Christian life and leads to a firm foundation for those called to the ministerial priesthood or a more fruitful living out of the married state.
‘The Vatical Council Said So! Misconceptions of Vatican II: Liturgy, Sprituality, Mary and the ChurchD
o we already need a Vatican III? Hardly. Catholics have hardly studied the documents of Vatican II. While the “spirit of Vatican II” is cited in practically every argument about further “reforms” needed in the Church, we are left with the question: Just whose “spirit” are we talking about? Let’s not be ignorant here. Despite contrary opinions, the Second Vatican Council was inspired by the Holy Spirit and it is only by studying the actual documents within the living Tradition of the Church that we will understand the Spirit behind the letter. We will examine those teachings which are most often misunderstood and which are needed to help bring about the positive reforms promulgated by the council which are yet to be realized.
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