Support a Catholic Speaker Month

Support a Catholic Speaker Month

First there was the Favorite Catholic Speakers Poll of 2009 where over 3000 of you voted (results here). From that sprang Support a Catholic Speaker Month. The goal was to create a rising Catholic tide on the internet that lifts all boats (websites, speakers, and all those who participate) by having a different Catholic blogger write about and/or interview each of the speakers. The result is a sudden influx of catholic content and interlinking between Catholic websites that raises awareness about all of these great Catholic speakers while also promoting the many wonderful Catholic blogs out there that perhaps you haven’t heard of yet either. [Badge link code here]

So without further ado, here it is! 100+ Catholic bloggers writing about your top 100+ Catholic Speakers.

Your Favorite Catholic Speakers of 2009 Results and their supporting blog posts : (Matthew 20:16)

Even more Catholic speakers (nominated after the poll):


The primary goal of our Favorite Catholic Speakers Poll of 2009 was not to find out who is better than somebody else. It was to raise awareness about the many Catholic Speakers out there and to support them. They are all sharing the same, one Truth. And as talented and effective as the top favorites are at doing what they do, we need many more like them if we’re going to reach everyone.

That’s precisely the motivation for Support a Catholic Speaker Month. Please support this effort by linking back to this post and spreading the word about these speakers. You can get some cool badges here.

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L September 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm

What a great idea! Makes me wish I were a Catholic Blogger so I could choose one. I’ll definitely be checking out everybody’s blogs so that I can learn more about the speakers in our Catholic community. Great idea!

Jill Guidry September 29, 2009 at 9:18 am

Sounds very cool! count me in.

Sr Anne October 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Let me add a few names to a list that is surprisingly short on sisters… (We can use the support, too–obviously, since we didn’t make the list!)
Just off the top of my veiled head:
Sr Anne Flanagan, fsp (that would be me)
Sr Helena Burns, fsp
Sr Kathryn Hermes, fsp
Sr Rose Pacatte, fsp (currently speaking in Singapore)
Sr Julia Darrenkamp, fsp
Sr Hosea Rupprecht, fsp
Sr Armanda Santos, fsp
Sr Margaret Obrovac, fsp
Sr Marie Paul Curley, fsp
Sr Mary Peter Martin, fsp

Leticia Velasquez October 15, 2009 at 10:20 am

I’m waiting for my assignment.

Abigail Ferrill October 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

I was wondering if I could blog about Matt Maher. He is a Catholic musician, not a “speaker” per se. He does preach about God’s grace and salvation at many of the youth conferences he performs at. He is fairly popular among the youth, life teen movement with in the Catholic Church. I think it would be good to write about how people are making a difference with bringing youth and young adults to the Church.


p.s. I really enjoy your website and tweets.

Matthew Warner October 15, 2009 at 11:51 am

Abigail, we are planning on doing something similar for Catholic performers some time soon – so maybe you could nominate and blog on Matt Maher for that?

In the meantime, we’d love for you to support one of our speakers from this effort on your blog if you’re interested in being a part of it! We’d appreciate it!

Thanks so much for your support!

Dave DiNuzzo October 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I’m a Catholic blogger ( and will write about #94 Richard Lane. If you have his contact info, I would appreciate it!

I’m also a Catholic Speaker – I’m represented by CMG Booking ( and speak to men’s groups/councils, retreats and conferences. I typically talk about the evils of pornography and masturbation, the dangers of “cultural manliness” (see my site for what this is) and the proven-method of living a Truly Manly life – virtue! Catholic groups can book me directly through CMG.

Of note: I will be speaking at the FOCUS National Conference in Orlando, FL on New Year’s Eve (Thurs, Dec 31 09), giving the Men’s Impact Sessions. I’ll see all the Young Adults and College students there! For more on this, go to


Jess October 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I’ll take Father Dave Pivonka, #68. I don’t post too regularly but I would love to get back into it and I can definitely write a post about Father Dave. I really enjoy your blog!

Joe Sales October 17, 2009 at 12:23 am

This is a great initiative.

Rae October 20, 2009 at 5:03 pm

You are missing Dr. John Grabowski, one of my favorite Catholic Speakers

Sherry October 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm

How do we get the cool Widget saying we did this?

Bobby November 2, 2009 at 9:24 am

I tried to find the Christopher West one on the Houston Chronicle, and I can’t find it. Do you have a url of it, or is it even up? Thanks.

Matthew Warner November 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm


I’m in the process of linking all of the blogs up with their speakers. Check back this week and it will be all done and ready to click straight through to every speaker and their assigned blogger.


Sherry – I will come up with something you can paste/copy into your blog or whatever for participating!

Juan O'Callahan November 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

I have sponsored Donna-MarieCooper O’Boyle and posted a bio write-up on my website cccf.wordpress; is there something else I should do (to link her website or other contact info)?

Jessica January 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I nominate, post facto, Patty Schneier, of St. Louis She gives a rockin’ testimony about her reversion through her struggle with the the Church teaching on contraception. Her bio/ talks are at She had everyone in tears at our St. Therese Lecture last year in Madison.

If I can’t “sign up” for Patty, I could give a good witness to Jason Evert, Joseph Pearce, or Kathryn Jean Lopez.

gnee March 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I vote for Fr. Corapi, Fr. Bill Casey and all those speakers who talk about the Lord, NOT THEMSELVES!
Some of the speakers I have paid money to see, took basic beliefs, like: we need to go to confession, go to Mass or contraception is wrong and make the whole talk ALL ABOUT THEM.
Some end up talking so much about themselves it’s like a reality show. My vote is for all those who tell you something you didn’t know, help you grow and help you realize what God expects of us-like obeying the commandments.

Jeffrey Herr November 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

So… What do each of these speakers focus on? Is there a directory I can turn to somewhere? Am I missing the page with that detail. I need to find speakers on Catholic Marriage. It’s nice that I know there are lots of speakers out there, but can anyone help me in my quest?



Betty Thompson August 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

Please add Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, an inspiring and profound speaker who beautifully illuminates modern science as an entry point into God’s presence. E.g.,

Tony Piazza August 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

David Anders, Rosalind Moss

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