WILKES-BARRE – The 7th annual Diocese of Scranton “Be a Catholic Man Conference” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.
The following speakers are expected to participate in the conference. To register, go online to BeACatholicMan.com.
Dr. Ralph Martin
Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. Renewal Ministries is the sponsor of EWTN’s The Choices We Face.Ralph also is the director of Graduate Theology Programs and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Ralph as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization; he continues to serve in this capacity. Ralph is married and has six children and 19 grandchildren.
Kevin Wells is a former sports reporter with the Tampa Tribune, where he covered Major League Baseball and other sports. He is the author of Burst, A Story of God’s Grace When Life Falls Apart and The Priests We Need to Save the Church. His most recent best-selling book, Priest and Beggar, tells the story of the heroic life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz, a priest from Washington, D.C. who went on to serve the poor in South Korea.
Wells is currently the president of the Monsignor Thomas Wells Society for Vocations. He also serves as Director of Public Relations for World Villages of Children, which supports the works of Fr. Al Schwartz.
Fr. Stan Fortuna, C.F.R.
Fr. Stan Fortuna C.F.R., is one of the eight founding members of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Prior to his conversion, Fr. Stan was a professional jazz musician. He played gigs alongside some of Jazz’s greatest artists. Fr. Stan has released over twenty-one compact discs in various genres as well as DVDs and books. Assigned to the work of preaching full-time, Fr. Stan travels around the world celebrating Mass, giving talks, and performing concerts with proceeds going directly towards work with poor families in his neighborhood of the South Bronx.