CATHOLIC LAY LEADERS GATHER IN MIAMI – TO DISCUSS KEY ISSUES OF FAITH, FAMILY AND POLITICSAugust 6, 2012 No Comments
August 6, 2012 / MariaNews.com
CATHOLIC LAY LEADERS GATHER IN MIAMI
TO DISCUSS KEY ISSUES OF FAITH, FAMILY AND POLITICS
SAN ANTONIO (August 6, 2012) – More than one hundred Catholic Hispanic business and community lay leaders from across the U.S. will gather to espouse the values and moral foundations of America’s future at “The Family: Evangelization and Public Witness – From Education to Religious Liberty” conference in Miami, August 24-26. Hosted by the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL), attendees of the conference will discuss strategies on how best to defend faith, family and freedom as faithful Catholics and faithful citizens.
“All Catholics are called to be active participants in the political process, and have a civic and moral obligation to vote responsibly in the upcoming presidential election,” said Robert Aguirre, CALL president and CEO. “This conference will be a critical opportunity for lay Catholic leaders from across the U.S. to find answers in today’s threatening political landscape,” Aguirre added.
“It is important that we gather as a family and a community of faith,” said Manny Garcia-Tuñon, local Miami businessman and CALL Miami chapter president. “As we look to the political decisions ahead of us, we will reflect on the importance of keeping true to the Church’s teaching on key issues, including how to strengthen our most important social unit – the family,” Garcia-Tuñon emphasized.
Keynote speakers will include Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles; Professor Robert A. Destro, Columbus School of Law; Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, Knights of Columbus; Helin Garcia-Tuñon; Superintendent Alberto Vásquez Matós, Diocese of St. Petersburg; and Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of the National Review Online.
CALL encourages all who are interested in attending this conference to visit www.call-usa.org for registration details. For any who are unable to attend the conference, but still want to be a part of the conversation, follow the hashtag #MiamiConference on Twitter to view live tweets before and during the conference. Find CALL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Association-of-Latino-Leaders and on Twitter @CALL_USA.
The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders is a national organization comprised of business and professional people dedicated to promoting the common good of Latinos, the Church and our nation. Established on the premise that it is the particular vocation of the laity to transform the world through “faithful citizenship,” CALL members do so by finding new and culturally relevant ways to preserve and promote the values of their faith–especially within the historical context that Hispanics were the first American Catholics. Internally, CALL provides a forum for members to strengthen their faith in community through prayer, education, service and leadership. Externally, CALL provides programs, services and events for the benefit of their community and country. CALL has chapters established in Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Milwaukee, Miami, and Washington DC.
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