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Photographs from Call to Holiness Dinner 2017  Honoring Fr. Solanus

20th Anniversary Dinner Update:
THANK YOU to everyone who attended the
Call to Holiness
- 20th Anniversary Dinner

         Tuesday, November 15, 2016
225 people attended.  It was a great evening.  During the Social Hour pictures from previous Call to Holiness conferences danced across the large screen as people caught up with old friends and made new ones.  Dino Valle sang Ave Maria and God Bless America accompanied on the piano by Fr. Eduard Perrone. The CTH spiritual director, Fr. Charles White gave the opening prayer and dinner blessing.  The delicious dinner was served.

After dinner, Father Perrone gave a detailed history of the founding of CTH followed by a 20 minute video of past conference highlights.  

This talk is available on DVD or CD. Order below.  

CTH president Chris Kolomjec introduced past speakers who were with us that evening:

Dr. E. Michael Jones (1996), Harry Vereyser (1996), Tom Nash (2001), Fr. Peter Stravinskas, SJ (2001)
Raymond de Souza (2011), Fr. Eduard Perrone (2009), Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S. (2012), Peggy Stanton (2012, 2014), Dale Ahlquist (2014)

He then introduced past and present board members with an appeal for new members to replace some who are retiring: 

+Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., Augie Anetrini, Phyllis Bausano, Fr. Paul Czarnota, +Richard Decker, Robert Demeniuk, John Doyle
Patrick Fabian, Maria Hoeflein, Ed Leslie, Beverly McElmeel, Jay McNally, Barbara Middleton
Fr. Eduard Perrone, Chris Placido, Ken Pulis, Kevin Semer, Hurley Smith, Gino Vitale
Current Board Members
Christopher Kolomjec, President
Debbie Bloomfield, VP
Phyllis Bausano, Sec.
James Kortes II, Treas.
Brien Dux
Diane Korzeniewski
Stephanie Nofar-Kelly
David Schuster
Irv Simsick
Johnfrancis Twomey
Fr. Charles White
Episcopal Advisors:
Most Rev. Emilio Allué,
Most Rev. Fabian Bruskewitz,
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda
Most Rev. John Michael Quinn






Previous speakers from left:  Tom Nash, Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Raymond de Souza, Fr. Eduard Perrone, Harry Veryser, Dr. E. Michael Jones, Chris Kolomjec, CTH president, and Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S.





Phyllis Bausano was recognized as the only continuous board member as well as secretary for 20 years.  Behind her are other board members Fr. Charles White, David Schuster, Irv Simsick, and Brien Dux.


Then Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, gave the entertaining and thoughtful keynote address:  The Gentle and Bloody Art of Defending the Faith, based on Chesterton's insights.  His knee injury and crutches did not hamper his delivery.
This talk is available on DVD or CD. Order below.


We received this message from Cardinal Burke too late to include in the published program booklet:

“Call to Holiness, founded by Father Eduard Perrone and co-founded by the Servant of God Father John A. Hardon, S.J., has faithfully responded, over twenty years, to the urgent contemporary need of a strong public witness to Jesus Christ alive in the Church – in the Magisterium, the Sacred Liturgy, and Canon Law – for the salvation of many souls. At a time when public dissent from solid doctrine, reverent worship and sound discipline was becoming ever more widespread in the Church to the great harm of souls, faithful and generous Catholics came together and founded Call to Holiness to defend, safeguard and promote our greatest treasure: Jesus Christ alive in our hearts through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit from His glorious pierced Heart upon the Church. I have been happy to support the work of Call to Holiness for many years and recall with particular joy my participation in the 2003 Annual Conference. I highly commend Call to Holiness to all faithful Catholics. May God bless Call to Holiness and all its works, especially the Annual Conference.”

Yours devotedly in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Purest Heart of Saint Joseph,
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

As this Apostolate goes forward, new volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please e-mail us!  
We are already planning for the November, 2017 conference.

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Call to Holiness is an organization of Catholics, obedient to the Vicar of Christ, faithful to the eternal truths of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to defend and support the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, through prayer, education and evangelization.


Episcopal Advisors
Most Reverend Bishop
Emilio Allué, emeritus,
Archdiocese of Boston, MA

Most Reverend Bishop
Fabian Bruskewitz
Emeritus Bishop
Diocese of Lincoln, NE

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke,
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Most Reverend Bishop
Arturo Cepeda
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Detroit

Most Reverend Bishop
John Michael Quinn
Diocese of Winona, MN





Founder and Spiritual Directors
+Fr. John A. Hardon
Fr. Eduard Perrone (emeritus)
Fr. Charles White



Christopher Kolomjec

Vice Presidents
Edward Leslie
Deborah Bloomfield

James Kortes II.

Phyllis Bausano

Brien Dux
Patrick Fabian
Diane Korzeniewski
Stephanie Nofar-Kelly
David Schuster
Johnfrancis Twomey
Irvin Simsick

Advisors to the Board
Augie Anetrini
Richard Decker
Robert Demeniuk
Maria Hoeflein
Beverly McElmeel


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