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Theme: “Brothers: Since We Are Surrounded By So Great A Cloud Of Witnesses…”

Hebrews 12:1
Bishop Timothy L. Doherty, S.T.L., Ph.D
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
Fr. Larry Richards
DBishop Timothy L. Doherty was installed as the bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana on July 15, 2010. In 1972 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and earned a baccalaureate in theology in 1975 at the Pntifical Gregorain University during his seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Arthur J. O'Neill for the Diocese of Rockford (Illinois) in 1976. He completed his license (STL) in moral theology in 1982 at the Alfonsian Academy of the Lateran University in Rome. Loyola University Chicago awarded him a doctorate (PhD) in Christian Ethics in 1996.

In 1995, Bishop Thomas G. Doran appointed him the diocesean ethicist for health care issues, a role that continued into 2010. In early 1999, he was the pariochial administrator at St. James Parish in Lee, Illinois, and from June 1999 until June 2007 was pastor of St. Mary Parish in Byron, Illinois. In June 2007, he was appointed as pastor of St. Catherine of Siena, Dundee and St. Mary Mission, Gilberts, Illinois.

Until 2010, he participated in the Archdiocese of Chicago bioethics subcommittee and the system ethics committee of OSD Healthcare in Peoria. Bishop Doherty is a member of the Healthcare subcommittee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He is the appointed USCCB episcopal liaison to the Catholic Health Assocaiation of the United States Board of Trustees (2012-present).
Father Larry Richards has been a priest since 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania and he currently serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. In 2004 Father founded The Reason For Our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith through CDs, DVDs and books. He is the author of “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be”, a #1 best seller for Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. He also has a second book called “Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God’s Will” published by Our Sunday Visitor which has sold over 40,000 copies. Father released a Catholic Men’s Bible, NABRE, with Our Sunday Visitor in 2014, and also a Scripture Devotional Calendar entitled “No Bible, No Breakfast! No Bible, No Bed!” Father hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope”, and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line”. Fr. Larry also hosts a radio show called “Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards” that can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio.

Fr. James Blount, S.O.L.T.
Fr. Ronan Murphy

A internationally-known priest of The Society of Our Lady of The Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), Father James Blount currently travels the United States and abroad, preaching at retreats and missions. Teaching the faith by prayer and personal stories, Father brings passion and awareness that through the power of the Holy Spirit, God's Church can make a difference in the World today. He is currently based out of Covington, GA. Fr. Blount will share with us all the gifts of the Holy Spirit with us during the conference day!


Father Ronan Murphy hails from Dublin, Ireland and is a priest of the Camden Diocese. Ordained on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13th in the Jubilee Year 2000, Father has served as Parochial Vicar in St. Mary’s Parish, Gloucester City, St. Peter’s in Merchantville and St. Teresa’s Church in Runnemede. He also served at All Saints, Perth City in Australia for three years and has given missions and conferences in many countries. He has returned to the United States and is presently chaplain to a Carmelite Monastery in NY and giving retreats for the Marian Movement of Priests.

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