Did we see you in Louisville?
Thanks to generous benefactors Bob and Kathy Smith, Dr Mark attended the Church Teaches Forum with his wife Diane in Louisville, KY July 17-18. Did we see you there?
We were so blessed to see many of our supporters and also to meet new friends.
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke stopped by our booth & we loved sharing our mission with him.
We thanked him for his work at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family last October. Dr Mark also asked for his blessing on our apostolate and on all of you, which he kindly bestowed.
Bob and Kathy Smith made it possible for us to be present at the Church Teaches Forum this year. Thank you both for your generosity!
Steve Koob, founder of a fantastic apostolate called One More Soul, set up across the aisle from us. We are so thankful for his promotion of NFP over these past 20 years. This weekend was the first time that Dr Mark finally met him in person.
Dr. Paul Byrne, Life Guardian Foundation, had his display next to us. Dr. Byrne has blown the lid off of the moral ambiguity of organ donation. Dr Mark thanked him for his intellectual conversion from a supporter of organ donation to an opponent. Tissues can be harvested from someone who is dead, but organs that are suitable for transplant cannot be taken from a person who is truly dead. The Magisterium has not taught definitively on organ donation. So, his position remains unpopular because of the end (organ donation) used to justify the means (declaring a person “brain dead” who is, in fact, still alive).
Theo Sterns of the St. Martin de Porres Dominican Community of New Hope, KY, is a dear friend for many years. She founded Ignite Your Torch Youth Conferences. Standing with Diane is also Heidi and Tim Graham of Louisville, KY. Heidi and Tim promote the Message of Fatima with a traveling Virgin Statue. They also trained many couples in NFP for years. Tim helps organize the Louisville Men’s Conference and invited Dr Mark to speak there a few years ago. They are dear friends.
Theresa and Tom Knight also set up their booth for the Couple to Couple League next to us.
Thank you again to everyone who visited with us and supported us at this excellent event! We loved sharing our mission with you and we certainly continue to rely on your support in the future! Dr Mark would love to bring his material to your event. Contact him TODAY!
You also can find our materials available online here: http://stjosephsholyfamily.org/gardeners-servant-productions/