Loading
Evangelization conference to be held at Anaheim over weekend
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- About 7,500 people are expected to attend the 14th annual National Catholic Family Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, entitled ''For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel,'' on defending and explaining the Catholic faith amidst controversies.

The organizers of the conference this year are the nonprofit Catholic Resource Center of West Covina, an organization committed to Evangelizing through different kinds of media – tv, books, radio.

Lectures to be presented have names such as ''No More Namby-Pamby Catholicism,'' ''Dashin' with Passion,'' and ''Learning to Witness to Others,'' and will include such speakers as Scott and Kimberly Hahn, authors of “Rome Sweet Home” and “Hail Holy Queen.”

The director of the evangelism program at the center is Michael Combie, a Catholic who grew up a Southern Baptist and was drawn to the Church by the idea of confession.

''As a Protestant I would have been condemned to hell, but as a Catholic I can go to confession. Hallelujah!'' Cumbie said. ''It's a great misnomer to tell people they are saved no matter what,'' said Cumbie who also realized early on that faith without works is empty.

Combie brings his experience as an Evangelical to the table and also sees points of contact between Catholics and Evangelicals that may aid them in working togethr to preach Jesus Christ. ''Every evangelical is trying to help people get to heaven,'' Cumbie said. ''Basically, we're on the same team.''

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
31

Liturgical Calendar

October 31, 2014

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 14:1-6

Gospel
Date
10/31/14
10/29/14
10/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Phil 1: 1-11
Gospel:: Lk 14: 1-6

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/31/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 14:1-6

Homily
Date
10/31/14
10/29/14
10/28/14