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).

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

 Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers - known around the world as the "Dynamic Deacon" - is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him.

His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, the Church’s vocational choices and how they are lived out, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others. Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. His work has appeared in Envoy Magazine, The Catholic World Report and The National Catholic Register. He co-hosts the weekly broadcast, "Living Stones," every Monday on Mater Dei Radio, and has appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including "Catholic Answers Live," "Catholic Connection," "Kresta in the Afternoon" and "Vocation Boom Radio." In addition, he is the host or co-host of several popular series on EWTN television, including "Behold the Man: Spirituality for Men," Made in His Image: Family Life Today," "Christ the Servant: The Vocation of Deacons," "Authentically Free at Last" and "Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy." Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mt. Angel Abbey. He is also an associate member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, a member of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and a consultation team member for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Directory for Catechesis.

 Most importantly, Deacon Harold is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

 

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

 After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, he went to study theology at Oxford University. He was ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Realizing that he and the Anglican Church were on divergent paths, in 1995 Fr. Dwight and his family were received into the Catholic Church.  Fr. Dwight spent ten years working as a freelance Catholic writer, contributing to over twenty-five magazines, papers and journals in Britain, Ireland and the USA. His first book is the best-selling book of his conversion called The Path to Rome– Modern Journeys to the Catholic Faith. He has gone on to author multiple other books. In 2006 Fr. Dwight accepted a post as Chaplain to St Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, South Carolina. In December 2006 he was ordained as a Catholic priest under the special pastoral provision for married former Anglican clergy. He now serves as parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Greenville. Fr. Dwight is married to Alison. They have four children.


Fr. Raymond Flores

 Fr. Raymond Flores is priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn and was ordained to the Priesthood in 2013. A native New Yorker, Fr. Raymond was born in the Bronx and raised in Queens. An alumnus of the esteemed Brooklyn Technical High School, he later went on to earn his undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, from Stony Brook University while a pre-medical student. After having discerned the vocation to priestly ministry, he entered the program of formation at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Long Island where he received his Master of Arts in Theology.

 Fr. Raymond has ministered in Flushing, Queens at Mary’s Nativity-St. Ann Parish and in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn at Divine Mercy Parish; and served as a director of the New York Chapter of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, an association of priests, deacons, and seminarians pledged to the pursuit of holiness through study, prayer and ministry, from 2010-2015. Fr. Raymond is currently the parochial vicar at St. Mary, Help of Christians Parish in Aiken, South Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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