Friday, January 13, 2012

How I Wish I Could Attend!!

Father Dwight Longenecker promotes this "English Catholicism Day Conference" to be held at his parish church, Our Lady of the Rosary. Joanna Bogle and Joseph Pearce will be the special guests on Saturday, January 21, in a day-long, packed down and overflowing day of presentations, prayer, and fellowship:

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Refreshments
9:00 - Deacon Ballard - Opening Comments - Why English Catholicism is Important for Americans Today
9:15 - Fr Longenecker - Merry Ole' England - Life in the English Middle Ages
9:45 - Joanna Bogle - Feasts and Seasons - How to Celebrate the Catholic Faith English Style
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Joseph Pearce - The Jolly Prophet - The Importance of G.K. Chesterton Today
11:30 - Fr Longenecker - C.S. Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien - Conversion and Catholicism
12:00 noon - Lunch - Book Signings
12:45 p.m. - Holy Rosary Before the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham
1:15 - Joseph Pearce - Searching for Shakespeare - Was Shakespeare Catholic?
2:00 - Break
2:15 - Joanna Bogle - Catholicism in Tension - The Catholic Church in Britain Today
3:00 - Plenary Session - Questions
3:15 - Deacon Ballard - Closing Comments
3:30 - Departure
4:00 - Confessions, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
5:15 - Parish Vigil Mass

I would really like to attend, but alas, flights, prices, schedules, and life won't allow it! If you are in the area, you really should go.


  1. Is there any possibility that they will be publishing speaker notes or recordings. I am unable to travel from the US but would love the information!

  2. I don't know, Genie Elizabeth. You might follow the link to the parish website and ask them: if enough of us are interested, perhaps they will!