Friday, August 24, 2012

Favorite Catholic Speaker
Support a Catholic Speaker Month 2012
Now this is just the beginning. Support a Catholic Speaker Month wasn't designed to just create a nice list. The real fun starts now. It's time for you, and all other Catholic bloggers, to choose one of the speakers above to profile on your own site. Anyone with a blog or website is welcome to participate, but speakers will be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When choosing your speaker, don't just rush to claim one of the "big names." Rather, consider this an opportunity to learn about someone new, and to help an unfamiliar speaker gain more exposure.

That is from Brandon Vogt's Blog.

So, I am going to take this seriously. And for my life, very, very deeply seriously.

As wonderful as so many of these brilliant and dedicated speakers are: Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, Dr. Bill Donohue, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Dr. Scott Hahn, Father Benedict Groeschel, Fr. Frank Pavone, Fr. John Riccardo, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Robert Barron, Jimmy Akin, Karl Keating, Marcus Grodi, Msgr. Charles Pope, Patrick Madrid, Robert Sungenis, Steve Ray, Tim Staples

The person I whole-heartedly choose as Catholicism's most effective speaker is; (drum roll)

Michael Voris.

Before some of you out there roll your eyes, there is a very personal reason for me.

We had been Catholic for only a few months when a friend of ours suggested his website. As we began listening daily to his updates and the Vortex, I began to see a dramatic change in my husband. For the first time in my life, a man in my life started to show symptoms of.... well, manliness.

Michael is blunt. Michael aggressively confronts. Michael punches hard. And Michael accepts no excuses. If the sitting Pope Benedict was the JPII's pit bull, Michael is God's heavyweight champion.

And that is just what got to my husband and what gave him the courage to face some really tough things in his life. God reached out and shook him up through our angel Michael. And if I can, I am going to Michigan one day and give him a huge hug and maybe even kiss his feet. I LOVE this man, for he gave me a husband-- a real, live strong, courageous, tough and godly man.

Lots of Catholic apologists give us the blessing of truth and I am so grateful to all of them. They have given me courage and the backbone to walk with confidence as a Catholic.

But it is rare when someone's message reaches out into your living room and takes you by the throat and threatens that if you don't wake up and be a Catholic man you're going to burn. Rarely does a man stand so stubbornly and strongly without a hint of retreat or political correctness that it makes his listeners sweat.... Michael does that.

Maybe you don't need that. But my husband did and that is from his own mouth and he is as grateful to Michael as I am.

I like my husband a lot better now that he is a man of God... a manly man of God, a strong, confident, repentant, reconciled, uncompromising and full of faith man with powerful fruits of the Spirit.

If you need more of a kinder, gentler and non-offending apologist, then listen to Father Groeschel or Father Pacwa. I have been changed by their kindness and gentleness.

But if you need the power of truth, a slap-you-in-the-face wake up in your faith, watch Michael Voris.

He has a online Catholic station:

The best of the best stuff is getting a premier membership and the ten dollars a month is ridiculously cheap. I sent him a lot more each month.


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