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Originally from Connecticut, Christa received her B.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, her M.A. in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently working on a master’s in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. With her education, she has sought to explain the beauty and richness of the Church’s teachings through her varied work experience – from teaching in a Catholic high school and a Catholic college, to working with at-risk teenage girls at a therapeutic ranch program in Wyoming. Christa served as the Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Washington before accepting her current position as the Executive Director for the Department of Life Issues. For the past 6 years, Christa has sought – with the help of the many dedicated individuals in the pro-life movement – to, once again, share the beauty of the Catholic faith on some of the most challenging issues in our culture.
DR. JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the founder and President of the Ruth Institute. Our Sunday Visitor, one of the largest English-language Catholic publications in the world, selected Dr. Morse as one of the nine top Catholics of the Year in 2013. Dr. Morse brings a unique voice to discussions of love, marriage, sexuality and the family. A committed career woman before having children, she earned a doctorate in economics, and spent fifteen years teaching at Yale University and George Mason University. In 1991, she and her husband adopted a two year old Romanian boy, and gave birth to a baby girl. She left her full-time university teaching post in 1996 to move with her family to California. She was a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. Recently, she was a campaign spokeswoman for Proposition 8. In the summer of 2008, Dr. Morse founded the Ruth Institute, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping the victims of the Sexual Revolution find hope and healing.
Dr Morse is the author of Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (2001), Smart Sex: Finding Lifelong Love in a Hook-up World (2005) and in 2013, with Betsy Kerekes, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and One Another.
He is the author of three books: Catholic Truth for Catholic Teens, Christ Centered Selling and Onward Catholic Soldier: Spiritual Warfare According to Scripture, the Church & the Saints. He is the host of St Joseph Radio Presents and a frequent guest on EWTN television and radio.
John uses his professional experience as a business consultant and trainer to help Catholics of all ages deepen their love and knowledge of the one, true Church. For more information, please visit www.onwardcatholicsoldier.com
Martha Fernández-Sardina is the founder of RememberYouAreLoved.com, the Director of Prepare The Way Enterprises, a ministry dedicated to helping Catholics become everyday evangelized evangelizers. She is also an international, bilingual new evangelization speaker, trainer, writer, and ministry consultant whose mission is to prepare the way of the Lord (Jn.1:23, Is.40:3) echoing the Church’s call for a new evangelization, a culture of witness, and a civilization of love.
Praised internationally for REMEMBER YOU ARE LOVEDTM, N.E.T.S.-NEW EVANGELIZATION TRAINING SCHOOL and the HISPANIC FESTIVAL OF FAITH, her programs educate, enthuse, and equip Catholics for the new evangelization. Find, follow, and friend Martha at RememberYouAreLoved.com, Facebook.com/MFernandezSardina, Twitter.com/iEvangelize, iEvangelize.wordpress.com, and Vimeo.com/MarthaFernandezSardina.
Patrick Reidy is an international speaker and teacher who presents in the U.S., Mexico and Peru on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Pat holds and M.A. from Indiana University and degrees in philosophy and theology from St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. Pat’s formation with the Tabor Life Institute together with his dynamic presentation style allow audiences to easily grasp the Theology of the Body as an entire Catholic worldview that has the power to transform our lives and our culture. Pat is founder and director of Assumption Institute for bilingual studies in the Theology of the Body.
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