Is Minnesota Democratic Leadership Anti-Catholic?

October 29, 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn (MetroCatholic) — Yesterday the Catholic Defense League (CDL) issued a letter to Democrat-Farm-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Brian Melendez demanding an immediate apology for political advertisements they believe denigrate the Catholic Church. The series of ads feature Catholic imagery superimposed with slanderous statements. One of the postcards features a Catholic altar with a statue of St. Anthony holding the baby Jesus, an icon recognized by most Catholics.

Instead of issuing an apology, Melendez defended the mailings. Melendez was quoted in yesterday’s Star Tribune as saying “these are good ads.”

“As if issuing these advertisements were not bad enough, Mr. Melendez has now added fuel to the fire by refusing to apologize to Catholics,” said Dick Houck, CDL’s president. “This leaves many people with the impression that Minnesota Democrat Party leaders are anti-Catholic.”

“This appears to be another instance in which secular humanists are trying to undermine the moral authority of the Catholic Church,” said Pat Phillips, CDL board member. “They would like nothing better than to see the elimination of religious influence within our society.”

The Catholic Defense League is a lay Catholic apostolate organization dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church by protecting its bishops, priests and religious from unwarranted attacks or misleading information. For more information, visit www.cdlmn.org.

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Mexican archdiocese encourages Catholic traditions on Halloween

October 29, 2010

Mexico City, Mexico (CNA) — The Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico has called on the faithful to preserve Catholic traditions associated with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day amid the increasing celebration of Halloween in the country.

The archdiocese noted that the two feast days are traditionally celebrated in Mexico with symbolic decorations and colorful flowers “to remind us that the feast of All Saints is upon us.”

“Our homes are decorated with colors that are very typical of Mexico, especially the decorations we place upon our altars to renew the tradition of drawing near to our dear faithful departed,” the statement said.

The archdiocese urged Mexican Catholics to reinforce their traditions “that bring families together and foster peace with each other. In this case we need to preserve these traditions from the invasion and commercialization of Halloween.”

“These feast days are not supposed to be an occasion to dress up as monsters or to frighten others with the most violent costumes we can find.  This is not in harmony with the spirit of these traditions” and does not “foster peace.”

Instead, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day “provide us an opportunity to reflect on the theme of death,” which remains a “mystery” and “reflection of our condition as humans and our limitations,” the archdiocese stated.

The archdiocese also rejected the veneration of “St. Death,” a practice in some parts of Mexico. “Personal death is the only death that exists, and our Lord Jesus Christ has rescued us from it with his glorious resurrection.”

“Let us revive our traditions by decorating our altars for the faithfully departed, visiting the places of final rest, sharing in the traditional dishes of these celebrations and adorning our homes and churches with Mexican colors,” the statement concluded.

Newly Unveiled Painting Depicts the Patron Saints of World Youth Day 2011

October 29, 2010

LOUISVILLE (MetroCatholic) — To celebrate the nine patron saints who will serve as heavenly guides for pilgrims at World Youth Day 2011, Goodness Reigns is debuting an original oil painting on the occasion of All Saints Day to commemorate next summer’s international gathering of the young church and to raise funds for their travel to the upcoming event in Madrid, Spain.

“The Feast of All Saints Day is an appropriate day to release this painting as the lives of the saints, like art, can affirm one’s faith and inspire us here and now in the ways of truth, beauty and goodness,” according to Suzanne Haugh, director of Goodness Reigns.

Goodness Reigns will send up to 22 teen, young adult and adult filmmakers to WYD as part of its “Share the Story” short film contest on the Catholic faith. Anyone ages 14 and above may enter a short film on or before Jan. 10, 2011. Visit www.GoodnessReigns.com for contest details and for free registration.

Goodness Reigns commissioned Louisville, KY, artist David Schuster ( www.davidoschuster.com), a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, to create a painting celebrating the Madrid event. The painting, entitled “Venite Adoremus, Dominum,” depicts the nine patron saints of WYD, all of Spanish descent, looking down upon the hallmark procession of pilgrims to the site where the Holy Father will celebrate an evening vigil and the closing Mass. Amid the colorful array of flag-waving pilgrims from all over the world is a representation of the 500-year-old monstrance of Arfe, a resplendent example of Spanish metalwork that illustrates the value of art in liturgy and, most importantly, how Christ becomes present to us and moves among us in the Blessed Sacrament.

The nine patron saints for WYD 2011 include: St. John of the Cross, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, St. Isidore the Worker, St. Maria of the Head, St. Rafael Arnaiz, St. John of Avila, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Rose of Lima. For details on each saint, visit www.madrid11.com/en/camino/saints-and-patrons.

Recognizing the desire of some young people to attend WYD but who have severely limited resources, Goodness Reigns will offer merchandise inspired by the painting and earmark half of any revenue generated for the official fundraising campaign of WYD officials at www.muchasgracias.info. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will go toward GR contest prizes.

High quality reproductions of the 24″x36″ oil painting, called giclees, are now available for order by visiting www.goodnessreigns.com/join-store.php. Other merchandise will become available in December.

For more information about Goodness Reigns or to schedule an interview with Suzanne Haugh and/or artist David Schuster, please contact Christine Schicker with The Maximus Group at 404-610-8871.

Abortionist Riley Too Dangerous To Practice, Says Maryland Board

October 29, 2010

BALTIMORE (MetroCatholic) — The Maryland Board of Physicians ruled yesterday that abortionist Nicola Riley’s medical license will remain suspended. The decision came after a hearing that was attended by Riley and her attorney, Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum.

“We are thankful that Riley will not be allowed to victimize more women, and we renew our call for criminal charges against Riley, her boss Steven Brigham, and all their associates who participated in illegal late-term abortions in Maryland,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Riley’s license was suspended on an emergency basis on August 31, 2010, after complaints were filed against her and her employer, Steven Chase Brigham, for a severely botched late-term abortion that required emergency surgery to save the woman’s life.

It was then discovered that Brigham, who is not licensed in Maryland, was operating an illegal late-term abortion scheme where abortions as late as 36 weeks would be started at his office in Voorhees, New Jersey and completed at a secret abortion clinic in Elkton, Maryland. Police raided the Elkton mill and discover the remains of 35 aborted babies in the freezer.

Brigham’s New Jersey medical license has since been suspended, as has the license of George Shepard, Jr., an 88-year old former abortionist who was found to be aiding and abetting Brigham in the unlicensed practice of medicine.

Riley had decided to fight the suspension and submitted additional testimony and documents at yesterday’s hearing.

A letter dated October 28, 2010, from the Maryland Board of Physicians addressed to Riley and her counsel stated, “The Board concluded that the arguments and documents submitted, and the responses to the Board’s questions did not significantly change the Board’s findings or conclusions regarding the danger to the public which would be opposed by Dr. Riley practicing medicine at this time.”

Riley was notified of the Board’s decision verbally at the end of the hearing.

Operation Rescue has called for criminal charges for all involved in Brigham’s illegal late-term abortion scheme, including Riley.

Riley is still licensed to practice medicine in Utah where she continues to do abortions. She had requested licensure in Virginia, however, Operation Rescue forwarded Riley’s Maryland disciplinary documents to the Virginia Department of Health Professionals. OR was later notified by letter that Virginia law prohibits them from issuing licenses to physicians who licenses are suspended or revoked in other states.

Riley was convicted in 1991 of aiding and abetting a credit card and identity theft ring while she was serving in the Army. She served one year at Ft. Leavenworth military prison.

Background on this shocking case
Read the Ruling
Read Riley’s original suspension order

About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.

Celebrities Lend Their Voices to Bring Bible Alive

October 29, 2010

Over 70 actors spanning three continents create powerful, dramatized audio Bible

LOS ANGELES (MetroCatholic) — It’s the greatest story newly told. Actors from Hollywood, the West End, and beyond have breathed new life into the Good Book, bringing its power and inspiration to a whole new generation. You need only listen to Julia Ormond as “Mary” or Neal McDonough as “Jesus” (see them too at www.truthandlifebible.com) to hear sacred words from the distant past made current and so compelling — especially in an age when even many Christians know little of the Bible (according to a recent Pew survey) and have all but forgotten the stories and people it celebrates even during major holidays like Christmas.

Launching November 1, 2010 in time for the holidays, this 18-CD, 22-hour series called Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible New Testament boasts a huge talent of over 70 world-renowned actors such as Blair Underwood, Michael York, Stacy Keach, Malcolm McDowell, Kristen Bell, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, and Brian Cox. The series was produced by New York Times bestselling author, broadcast journalist and producer Raymond Arroyo and legendary award-winning radio show producer Carl Amari, who is also president and CEO of Falcon Picture Group. Brenda Noel directed.

The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible New Testament is endorsed by the Vatican, bears the imprimatur of the archbishop of New York and includes a special foreword by Pope Benedict XVI.

Visit www.truthandlifebible.com to watch behind-the-scenes video of the celebrities performing their roles and to hear Luke Chapter 1 (Mary visited by an angel), Matthew Chapter 3 (Jesus is baptized) and Mark Chapter 5 (Jesus raises a little girl from the dead).

“They’re not just reading,” explains Arroyo, “these actors are performing, sharing these stories in the same way they were originally communicated — passed from person to person as part of an oral tradition. The stories come alive (think radio drama style with sound effects and original music), propelling us right into history, the way it might have happened.”

Describing his impetus for the project, co-producer Amari adds, “My children would ask me about a particular Bible passage, and I’d realize that I really didn’t know what it meant, even though I grew up in the Church.”

“It’s the delivery,” suggests Arroyo. “Reading or listening to Scripture being read is often a confusing, dull experience.” From the pulpit, it’s grounds for a snooze. “But performed like this,” he says, “you are thrown into the middle of the action. The Bible is suddenly not only understandable, but arresting and compelling.”

The Actors:
Neal McDonough as “Jesus,” Julia Ormond as “Mary, Mother of God,” Blair Underwood as “Mark,” Stacy Keach as “John,” Michael York as “Luke,” Brian Cox as the “Voice of God,” Sean Astin as “Matthew,” Kristen Bell as “Mary Magdalene,” Malcolm McDowell as “Caiaphas,” and John Rhys-Davies as the Narrator.

For interviews, contact: John Bianco, 413-848-1407, [email protected]

Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union Comments on Horrifying Depictions of Abortion Used in DC Campaign Ads

October 28, 2010

WASHINGTON (MetroCatholic) — The following is submitted by Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union:

GOP Candidate Missy Reilly Smith has brought the horror of abortion to the forefront in her recent campaign ads.

I’ve seen the ads and I’m a little confused about the hub-bub.

I mean, we see all kinds of blatant violence on television — the sensational fake blood and gore produced in Hollywood, the brutal reality of the atrocities in Sudan, Darfur, the Middle East, Mexico — and Detroit, not to mention the extreme violence sold to children in video games. Reality TV has taken over the airwaves with produced police programs complete with dangerous chases that end in devastating crashes and/or real photos of people who have been shot, stabbed, burned or strangled. Families gather to see fight shows and cheer as grown men pummel each other into bloody heaps — the bloodier, the better! In this age of modern technology and Reality TV, we’ve seen it all — or have we?

Missy Smith’s ads are different because they show the reality of abortion. Abortion is cruel, vicious and bloody and kills 5000 babies a day in the United States of America.

Since 1973, more than 50 million children have been decapitated, crushed, dismembered and shredded before being dumped in trash cans or having their little hearts, brains and other body parts sold to the highest bidder.

If the photos of aborted babies in Missy Smith’s ads are so horrendous and repulsive that YouTube and other media find it necessary to ban them from public viewing, then we must ask why is it legal to kill children this way?

I remember way back — when Jesse Jackson spoke at the 1977 March for Life asking the question: “What happens to the moral fabric of a nation that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience?”

Missy’s ads show the truth of what abortion does to children. Yes, it’s very hard to see the truth — but it is truth no less. Bottom line — abortion hurts women and kills children — a reality we must see, face and then…end.

The National Black Pro-Life Union proudly endorses Missy Smith for Congress. We urge voters to become Superheroes — elect Missy and save the children, save the country, save the day!

The National Black Pro-Life Union is an organization founded to serve as a clearing house to coordinate the flow of communications among all African American pro-life organizations and individuals in order to better network and combine resources. We realize that if we are to be successful, it is necessary to share information and/or resources as well as “who gets the credit.” We acknowledge that the real credit for any good thing always goes to GOD — not man.

Real Christians Say ‘No’ to Bullying and Homosexual Behavior

October 28, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (MetroCatholic) — A coalition of pro-family leaders today urges Christian families to be faithful to biblical morality and discerning in the face of false and irresponsible accusations. Christianity and traditional values are not the cause of teen suicides, and attempts to link the two are deceptive and will ultimately harm children.

“Gay” activists nationwide are fueling an effort to indict traditional moral values as “guilty until proven innocent” in some bullying incidents involving teens. Their proposed solutions end up sexualizing teens at young ages into known high-risk behaviors and silencing concerned parents.

Now, the U.S. Department of Education seems to be joining the effort, setting the stage for implicating traditional morality as the cause of some cases of bullying, and using the force of federal government to force pro-homosexual, pro-”transgender” indoctrination programs onto local schools.

“Just say no” to these outrageous and unsubstantiated claims, said Buddy Smith, Executive Vice President, American Family Association (www.afa.net). “Bullying can be prevented without endorsing homosexual behavior. Activist adults essentially are saying that American parents who want their kids to avoid high risk homosexual sex acts and remain abstinent until traditional marriage, are harming kids. This is preposterous, and local parents and communities need to resist enforced political correctness.”

Authentic Christians will remember several key concepts from Scripture:

1. Homosexual behavior is always a sin, God’s plan for sexuality is male/female marriage, and God has not changed His mind about this (Genesis 19; Leviticus 18:22; Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

2. Jesus described marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and that humans were created male and female “from the beginning.” Gender change is a defiant and ungrateful sin against God’s direction and design (Matthew 19:4-6)

3. Violence against children is wrong. Jesus was very clear in his protection of children and also had harsh words for those who would forbid children from knowing His truth and love ( Luke 17:2; Luke 18: 15-16). “Gay” activists want to keep children from knowing, loving and following the real Jesus Christ. At the very least, schools must not interfere in the desires of parents to raise their own children to follow Christ and live out biblical morality.

4. School boards aid child corruption and insult faithful families when they allow “gay-straight alliances,” homosexual indoctrination programs, permission for use of opposite sex restrooms, and any of the other ridiculous demands of the “gay” lobby.

“None of this is related to the real issue of bullying,” said Linda Harvey, president of Mission America ( www.missionamerica.com), who has been monitoring the homosexual agenda directed to youth for fifteen years.” Any incidents of bullying and name-calling can be punished without forcing acceptance of offensive behaviors. Communities must not allow themselves to be manipulated into supporting pro-homosexual bullying prevention plans, and believers in Jesus Christ need to stand up against this corruption of youth.

“Traditional morality is not responsible for harassing speech. Are healthy nutrition programs or the First Lady’s anti-obesity initiative responsible for slurs and insults to overweight students? Of course not,” Harvey said. “Bullies act for a variety of reasons, and schools need to punish the behaviors, not become the thought police. Administrators who use good judgment will refuse to aid and abet false accusations.”

“It’s time that extremists stop exploiting tragedy to push a selfish political agenda,” said J. Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs of Liberty Counsel (www.lc.org). “Liberal pressure groups have been shameless. They use talk of ‘bullying’ as a Trojan Horse to silence traditional values. Yes, anti-bullying policies are appropriate and necessary, but we a need broad, comprehensive anti-bullying strategy; not legislation rooted in segregation and discrimination, which singles out one special interest group for preferred treatment over others. Ironically, this unseemly political push actually amounts to ‘Bull Connor bullying’ on the part of homosexual activists.”

Traditional values always help families and students, not the opposite, as extremists are trying to claim.

These pro-family leaders have signed on to this statement:
Buddy Smith, Executive Vice President, American Family Association
Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans for Truth
Gary Glenn, President, American Family Association of Michigan
Diane Gramley, President, American Family Association of Pennsylvania
Micah Clark, American Family Association of Indiana
J. Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs, Liberty Counsel
Rena Lindevaldson, Associate Director, Liberty Center for Law & Policy
Matt C. Abbott, Catholic columnist,RenewAmerica.com

Tuitio Fidei Award Given to the Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, at the White Cross Ball of the Cuban Association of the Order of Malta

October 28, 2010

MIAMI (MetroCatholic) — On Saturday, October 16, 2010 the Tuitio Fidei Award was given to the Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami and Metropolitan of the Province of Miami, a native of South Florida, because of his work as an active advocate on behalf of the Hispanic and Haitian communities in South Florida. The ceremony took place at the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida, during the White Cross Ball of the Cuban Association of the Order of Malta.

The Cuban Association of the Order of Malta instituted the Tuitio Fidei Award in order to recognize and honor those who through their public actions witness the principles of our Faith. The recipients are honored because they live their life, public and private, consistent with the demands of our Faith notwithstanding the public condemnation. Previous recipients include the Hon. Mel Martinez, former Senator from Florida, H. E. Sean Cardinal O’Malley, the Cardinal-Archbishop of Boston, Mr. Thomas S. Monahan, Chancellor of Ave Maria University, South Florida’s newest private institution of higher learning and Mr. H. James Towey, former President of St. Vincent College, a Catholic, Benedictine college in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

The White Cross Ball is our annual fund raising event where the Tuitio Fidei Award is presented to its distinguished recipients.

The Most Reverend Archbishop Wenski was ordained priest in 1976 and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Miami in 1997. Since then he has been active with the Hispanic and Haitian communities in South Florida. He was named in 1996 Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Charities in Miami, one of the largest Catholic social service agencies in the United States. In this capacity he helped forge a collaborative relationship with Caritas Cuba, the social service arm of the Catholic Church in the island, which he has continued during his seven years as Bishop of Orlando.

Since early 1996 he has traveled to Cuba on many occasions on behalf of the Church. He has been a Conventual Chaplain ad honorem of the Cuban Association of the Order of Malta since 1999.

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him in April 2010 as the fourth Archbishop of Miami and Metropolitan of the Province of Miami, which includes the seven dioceses of the State of Florida.

In addition to his Episcopal duties, the Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski served on numerous boards including Catholic Hospice, Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities Legal Services and St. Thomas University. He served as chair of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration. He also served on Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and the Coordinating Council of Broward, and was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida Council on Homelessness i9n 2001 and the Task Force on Haiti in 2004.

The Order of Malta is the oldest Christian charity of the Catholic Church, having been established in 1048. Since its humble beginnings in the Holy Land, this Order and its members have dedicated themselves to serving the poor and the sick, particularly in the area of health care. This tradition of service is maintained today by the approximately 12,500 members and over 80,000 volunteers working in over 120 countries. It operates ambulance corps, blood banks, clinics, hospitals, refugee camps, and disaster relief operations. You can learn more about the Order at www.orderofmalta.org.

The Cuban Association was established in 1952. It was reorganized in Miami, Florida in 1990, where new activities were established for the poor and the elderly in cooperation with the local Catholic Church. Presently it has 113 Knights, Dames and Chaplains, including three living in Cuba.

Our volunteer doctors have served in Miami, Florida, at the San Juan Bosco parish clinic-Our Lady of Philermo- for many years; the Cuban Association also conducts medical missions to the Dominican Republic and to other countries of the Caribbean and Central America. We have worked closely with the Catholic Church in Cuba since 1996, currently funding thirty-seven elderly support centers, living facilities for retired priests, and hospitals and other institutions, including one which serves children suffering from Down’s syndrome. You can learn more about the Cuban Association at www.ordendemaltacuba.com.

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Catholic Voters Get Guidance from Rome

October 28, 2010

SAN DIEGO, (MetroCatholic) — As Americans approach the eve of election week, U.S. Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke is reminding Catholics in an exclusive 25-minute video interview that they are bound in conscience to vote for political candidates who oppose aborting babies, embryonic stem cell experiments, euthanasia and so-called homosexual “marriage.”

“Millions of Catholics have no idea it’s a sin to vote for candidates who favor these grave evils, which attack the very foundations of society,” said Thomas McKenna, President of Catholic Action for Faith and Family. “This matter-of-fact, pointed interview granted to me by Archbishop Raymond Burke in Rome last week makes it very clear what the responsibility of every American Catholic will be next Tuesday.”

In recent years Archbishop Burke, who is prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s “supreme court,” has taught repeatedly that Catholic politicians who support abortion rights may not receive Holy Communion and that Catholics who know of the politicians’ voting record on these issues cannot vote for them and retain “a clear conscience.”

McKenna interviewed Archbishop Burke in Rome on Oct. 20 literally hours after it was announced he would be elevated to Cardinal. The 25-minute interview is being released to help inform Catholic voters before the U.S. elections on Nov. 2nd. Some of the points the Archbishop makes are:

“As a bishop it’s my obligation in fact, to urge the faithful to carry out their civic duty in accord with their Catholic faith.”

“You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to choice of a woman to destroy a human life in her womb or the right to a procured abortion.”

“So, the Catholic Church in teaching that sexual acts between persons of the same sex are intrinsically evil, are against nature itself, is simply announcing the truth, helping people to discriminate right from wrong in terms of their own activities.”

Today, McKenna’s CatholicAction.org will launch two five-minute video on YouTube, and a 25-minute Q&A video interview that is available for broadcast. The three videos all feature Archbishop Burke teaching Catholics about voter responsibility, including key points from his pastoral letter, “On Our Civic Responsibility for the Common Good.” The interview can be seen at CatholicAction.org.

For more information about the Archbishop Raymond Burke videos or to interview Thomas McKenna, please contact Lisa Wheeler with The Maximus Group at 678-990-9032 or by email at [email protected].

Catholic Action for Faith and Family is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Catholic principles.

Solving the Leadership Crisis - Man UP! Christian Men’s Network Provides Coaching and Mentoring

October 27, 2010

DALLAS (MetroCatholic) — “Winners are not those who never fail but those who NEVER QUIT,” said the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, founder of Christian Men’s Network (CMN). At the Lions Roar 2010 Global Men’s Summit of Christian Men’s Network in Dallas, Texas, November 1-3, leaders are uniting from over 20 nations to discuss solutions for crisis including leadership training, economic empowerment, mentoring, social issues and political action.

“When top leaders come from all over the world, many who are literally changing nations and rewriting national constitutions, you cannot help but be inspired,” states Dr. Jim Garlow, Chairmen of ReAL (Renewing American Leadership). On election eve, Monday Nov. 1st, Dr. Jim Garlow, will speak to need to renew America and nations by mobilizing leaders, defending faith and family values, strengthen judeo-Christian culture and rebuild economic integrity. ReAL is a non-profit organization established by the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. Dr. Garlow is a well known author, historian and has been Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego for fourteen years.

Leaders are defined by how they deal with crisis. “Crisis is the natural result of change,” explained the bestselling Dr. Cole, who is called the “Father of the Men’s Movement.” Crisis solutions and crisis management are strategies all men, fathers, clergy, and community leaders need. Today, there are 266 CMN Facebook groups alive and well proving that mentoring is the key for leadership training.

Today, the CMN legacy continues under son, Paul Louis Cole, who states, “Mentoring men is growing around the world because it works! Christian leaders are seeing remarkable changes after coaching their men.” Lion’s Roar 2010 will also host “roundtable” topics addressing: the art of manhood, fatherhood, servanthood, integrity, and being culture influencers locally and nationally.

Lion’s Roar 2010 begins Monday, November 1st at noon and ends Wednesday Nov. 3rd at noon. Evening sessions are free (Nov. 1-2nd) and women are invited. Day sessions are for registered conference delegates only. The summit will be held at Shady Grove Church, 2404 N. Carrier Parkway in Grand Prairie, Texas (south of DFW airport.) Spanish translation will be available. For more information and registration information, please visit www.LionsRoar2010.com.

Paul Louis Cole, CMN President along with global leaders are available for interviews.

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