Radio station set to host conference - Catholic Courier

Radio station set to host conference

Radio station WHIC 1460 AM — “The Station of the Cross” — will host a conference for Catholic adults called “A Time for Prayer.” It will be held at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 2695 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16.

The conference will feature two nationally known speakers: Father John Corapi, a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity; and Scott Hahn, a professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, who is founder and director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

A regular on EWTN, Father Corapi is a former Green Beret and was a successful millionaire Realtor who lost his fortune, in part, by spending it on cocaine, eventually overdosing on the drug and winding up homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. He eventually changed his ways, gave his life to God and was ordained a priest in 1991. Since then, he has devoted his life to preaching at parish missions, retreats and conferences throughout the Western Hemisphere. He maintains a Web site at www.fathercorapi.com, and has produced books, articles, audio tapes, video tapes and DVDs on various subjects, including confession, Scripture and the problem of evil in the world.

Hahn is a speaker, author and teacher who has given numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hahn has written such books as Rome Sweet Home, which detailed his own conversion to Catholicism as well as that of his wife; Understanding “Our Father”: Biblical Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer; and Catholic Education: A Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling. He maintains a Web site at www.scotthahn.com.

WHIC is operated by Holy Family Communications, a not-for-profit apostolate. In addition to WHIC, Holy Family Communications owns Catholic radio stations in Buffalo and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., area.

Matthew Tremblay, director of community relations for Holy Family, said both Father Corapi and Hahn are “very dynamic and powerful speakers.” He noted that both speakers have compelling conversion stories and that people who have struggled with their faith will find it possible to relate to the speakers’ stories. He added that the speakers appeal to people who may not be reached by more traditional means of preaching.

“They have a way of bringing the truth of our Catholic faith to those who otherwise might not hear it,” he said.

James Wright, president of 1460 AM, said the purpose of the conference is to “help each person who attends grow in love of their Catholic faith and foster a deeper relationship with Christ.”

Tremblay said the conference is expected to draw between 1,500 and 2,000 people.

Doors open to the conference at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, followed by Mass at 6 p.m. and a talk by Father Corapi at 8 p.m. On Sept. 16, doors open at 6:30 a.m. with a recitation of the rosary slated for 7:30 a.m. Father Corapi is slated to talk at 8 and 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Hahn will speak at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets are $40. For information, call Matthew Tremblay at 877/888-6729; e-mail him at matthewt@holyfamily.ws; or visit www.holyfamly.ws.

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