Oklahoma Catholic Men’s Conference

The Catholic Man Show attend the Oklahoma Catholic Men's Conference

The 21st annual "In the Father's Footsteps" Oklahoma Catholic Men's Conference was a huge success! Over 1,000 men gathered in Norman, OK at the Embassy Suites Hotel on April 1st, 2017 for a Saturday full of authentic masculine Catholic fellowship. A tradition to be held during the Lenten season, the conference delivered a day full of inspiration, food for the soul, and dynamite Catholic speakers.

The day started out with an engaging talk from Sirius Satellite Radio 'Seize the Day' radio host, Gus Lloyd. Gus spoke on the attractive qualities of being a Christian with a talk entitled, "Magnetic Christianity." You can find his website at www.guslloyd.com

It's awesome to be Catholic! Little things that we may take for granted are actually big blessings in our lives. - Gus Lloyd

Up next was Fr. Josh Wagner, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Columbus, OH. Fr. Josh was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 and has been a popular conference speaker, author, and student. He delivered a heroic talk entitled, "Lost and Found: Dealing with Crosses and Crisis in Life that Leads to Resurrection."  You can visit Fr. Josh's website at www.fatherwagner.com.

The reason I wanted to be in the priesthood was because I enjoy people. - Fr. Josh Wagner

After lunch, champion surfer, professional adventure seeker, EWTN host, and black belt ninja Bear Woznick took the stage. Bear runs Deep Adventure Ministries. Adam and David were on his show last week. Bear's talk entitled, "Call to the Wall - Standing in the Breach", was just what the men needed to hear, challenging them to live a devout life of prayer.

Surfers take risks "going deep" into a big wave and we can all "go deep spiritually on our path to God.  - Bear Woznick

The final talk was given by one of the best kept secrets in Catholic evangelization and apologetics today, Matthew Arnold. A former Hollywood insider and convert from the New Age movement, Matthew is a gifted international speaker who's "no nonsense" approach to Catholicism has inspired and informed audiences on 4 continents for nearly twenty years. He delivered a robust talk called, "Chivalry and the Manly Art of Virtue."  You can visit his website at www.matthewarnold.org.

Word-of-mouth. That's the way a devotion spreads. -Matthew Arnold

Over 1,000 men were in attendance, over 700 went to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, over 20 priests, numerous deacons, the Archbishop of Oklahoma City, the Bishop of Tulsa, and 2 lucky guys who had the opportunity to attend and record the event!

Adam and David started the day with a 1 hour live broadcast before the event started. In between each speaking session, they were able to record interviews with the speakers and some of the attendees.

The full interviews will be posted for the members of the Council of Man. For more info on the Council of Man ---> Click here.

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About the author, Adam

Adam is the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, CEO of St. Michael Catholic Radio, Co-host of TCMS, Author from Ascension Press, Husband and Father of 5 children.

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