The Church Teaches Forum 2016, July 15-16
“Living in God’s Mercy: Develop a Catholic Conscience, Live Religious Liberty, Build a Catholic Culture”

2016forumbuttonAnnual gathering of Catholics in Louisville, KY

Every July, Catholics in the Louisville, KY area gather at The Church Teaches Forum to hear top-rated Catholic speakers illuminate and inspire them on relevant topics of faith and morals. The event is sponsored by Eternal Life, the parent organization of the Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive & Guild.

Having been blessed by the spiritual leadership and example of the Very Reverend Roger Arnsparger (president of Eternal Life), Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and Spiritual Director of Eternal Life), Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz (Archbishop of Louisville) and Reverend Edmund McCaffrey (co-founder and Spiritual Director), we give grateful thanks for the blessings received by so many through these thirty years. Father Hardon, Bishop Bruskewitz, Mother Theresa, Fr. Paul Check, Bishop Doran, Cardinal Arinze – too many to mention. These have all helped to evangelize, have met Forum attendees, have guided and encouraged all to know, love and live the extraordinary gift of our Faith.

Schedule of Events

5:30 PM Welcome
Holy Mass – Principal Celebrant and Homilist:
His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke,
Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,
Spiritual Director of the Eternal Life Apostolate
7:00 PM Banquet (Reservation needed – $50.00)
Keynote address: The Gift and Strength of a Catholic Conscience
His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
8:00 AM Registration ($15 per person; there is a separate cost for Luncheon)
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 AM The Role of the Sacred Liturgy in Developing a Catholic Conscience
His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze,
Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni and
Prefect Emeritus, Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and
The Discipline of the Sacraments
10:15 AM Religious Liberty and the Dignity of Man
His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
11:30 AM Holy Mass – Principal Celebrant and Homilist
His Excellency, The Most Reverend Joseph Kurtz, D.D.,
Archbishop of Louisville
1:00 PM Luncheon (Reservation needed – $20.00)
2:00 PM Forming Culture by Forming a Catholic Conscience
His Excellency, The Most Reverend David Choby, D.D.
Bishop of Nashville
3:00 PM Conscience and Virtue: Pillars of the New Evangelization/strong>
Fr. Roger Arnsparger,
President, Eternal Life Apostolate
4:00 PM Rosary and Close of the Church Teaches Forum 2016
Next Year’s The Church Teaches Forum at the Galt House Hotel:
July 21 and 22, 2017: “The Message of Fatima: Peace for the World”

Pictures from the 2015 Forum

The beauty of marriage and the family were celebrated by about three hundred persons on July 17-18, 2015 at the Galt House in Louisville. Five expert speakers addressed topics around the conference’s theme, “Marriage Covenant: God’s Plan.”