Speakers

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop of Charleston

Growing up on Long Island, he attended both Catholic grade school and high school. He earned a Bachelor's degree in education from St John's University in Jamaica, NY. Feeling the call to the priesthood, Bishop Guglielmone entered the seminary. He earned a Master of Divinity at Immaculate Conception Seminary in 1977 and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre on April 8, 1978. He served as a priest in parishes across Long Island. Bishop Guglielmone is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He was named a Knight of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George in 1993. He was named a Prelate of Honor (Monsignor) by Pope John Paul II in 1996. In January 2009, the Holy Father appointed him the 13th Bishop of Charleston, South Carolina.

Bishop Guglielmone has been actively involved in Catholic Scouting, earning numerous awards. He served on the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and is currently an Executive Board Member. He is the current USCCB Episcopal Liaison for the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS).

Gus Lloyd

For the past 20 years, Gus has been a popular speaker at conferences, retreats and parish missions. He speaks on apologetics, evangelization, men's issues, marriage issues and being a Catholic in the world today. Along with his daily radio show, which can be heard weekday mornings on Sirius XM 129. Gus published his first book in 2010, A Minute in the Church, a collection of one-minute Catholic apologetics teachings. His second book, Magnetic Christianity: Using Your God-given Gifts to Build the Kingdom, was released in February 2012. In 2013, Gus released A Minute in the Church Volume II One Minute Answers to Questions About the Catholic Faith, in September of 2015, A Minute in the Church:  The Mass and A Minute in the Church:  Life in Christ in January 2017.  Nearly a million copies of the books in the A Minute in the Church series have been distributed around the world.  He also writes his 60-Second Reflection, a daily meditation on the Scriptures. His Catholic Apologetics teachings, are available on CD or for download at www.guslloyd.com, have been heard all around the world.

 

Tom Leopold

TV Comedy Writer, Co-host of Sirius XM’s “Entertaining Truth” & Unlikely Catholic Convert.  Tom Leopold, veteran comedy writer of such hit TV shows as Seinfeld, Cheers, and Will and Grace, has been making audiences laugh for over four decades. As Christopher Guest says, “When it comes to comedy, Tom Leopold has an extra gene. You may not know it, but he has probably made you laugh.”

Now he’s keeping audiences entertained as the co-host with Father Leo on “Entertaining Truth” on the Catholic Channel of Sirius XM. This former secular Jew and recent Catholic convert is a sought after speaker for his hilariously heartfelt and poignant performance lecture, “A Comedy Writer Finds God: My Journey to Faith, One Laugh at a Time,” in which he tells the story of his crisis of no faith as his daughter battled anorexia to his discovery of and conversion to the Catholic faith. Leopold has spoken at Catholic parishes, Knights of Columbus, Catholic universities, Catholic conferences, libraries, and JCCs. He also speaks to parenting groups about raising children with severe illnesses (especially anorexia). In 2014 he was honored with the Christopher Spirit Award by the Christophers, a nonprofit organization rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of service to God and humanity.Leopold’s funny and moving Catholic conversion story has been featured in The Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter, American Catholic, The Lay Catholic, Catholic Mom, and on America: National Catholic Review Podcast, EWTN, Global Catholic Network radio, American Catholic Radio, Relevant Radio, and Hail Satire.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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