Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop, Diocese of Phoenix
Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., July 2, 1973. He was installed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix December 20, 2003. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix he served as Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, after being ordained Coadjutor Bishop on April 20, 1999. Before serving in Wichita, he served as the Rector / President of the Pontifical College Josephinum, a Catholic Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
Since 1974, Bishop Olmsted has been a member of the Jesus Caritas fraternity of priests, and thus has been deeply influenced by the witness and wisdom of Charles de Foucauld and by the prayers and encouragement of many brother priests.
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The Catholic Man Show
Adam Minihan and David Niles, life-long best friends, started The Catholic Man Show after launching a Catholic radio station in Tulsa, OK.
The Catholic Man Show is a real, relatable, and often comical conversation promoting virtue and the role men have in their vocation.
“They say the Catholic Church is ‘both/and’. Adam and Dave have both style and substance, humor and depth. TCMS is a must listen for any man wanting to grow in their spiritual life.” - Fr. Brian O’Brien - Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma
To find out more about TCMS, visit www.thecatholicmanshow.com >
Alexandre Harvard is a successful author and entrepreneur from Moscow, Russia. He was born and raised in Paris, and is a graduate of one of France’s leading law schools, Paris Descartes University.
He worked as a lawyer in Europe for many years before discovering his mission to ignite hearts for greatness and work to raise up a new generation of virtuous leaders. His books “Virtuous Leadership”, “Created for Greatness” and “From Temperament to Character” have been translated into 20 languages and lay the foundation for the Virtuous Leadership system that he has created.
He has also founded several institutes directed towards this mission of leadership around the world, which serve to promote classical virtues as the basis of achieving greatness.
Carl A. Anderson
As the current supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. Mr. Anderson is also a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sylvester, a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He has made significant contributions to all of these organizations during his time of service.
Mr. Anderson has had a distinguished career as a public servant and educator. He holds degrees in philosophy from Seattle University and in law from the University of Denver. He has served in various positions of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, including special assistant to the President and acting director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. Following his service at the White House, Mr. Anderson served for nearly a decade as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Mr. Anderson has taught as a visiting professor of family law at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and he became the founding vice president and first dean at the graduate school of theology at The Catholic University of America. He is also the author of numerous bestselling books on theology and politics.
He has been appointed by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI to serve as a member on numerous councils for laity in the Catholic Church throughout his career. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the Pro-Life Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) since 2002.
Mr. Anderson currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He has received many honors and awards from numerous, leading Catholic institutions throughout his professional career. He and his wife, Dorian, are the parents of five children. We are very privileged to have him here with us today.
|8:00 am||Doors Open|
|8:30 am||Program Begins|
|11:15 am||Breakout Sessions|
|12 Noon||Lunch Provided|
|1:30 pm||Afternoon Program Begins - Breakout Sessions|
|4:00 pm||Closing Mass with Bishop Thomas Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares|
Men's Conference Flier - 11 x 8.5 inch PDF
Xavier College Preparatory - Performing Arts Center
Xavier College Preparatory is a Roman Catholic High School for young women. The 1160 students from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds hail from more than 150 different middle schools from across the Phoenix metropolitan area.