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Now in its fifth year, this conference has a relaxed and confortable environment and each year has been able to attract excellent speakers. This year will be no different with Mr. Dale Ahlquist, host of the EWTN series “G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense” and other great speakers.


Although we love children, attendance is restricted to adults, teens accompanied by an adult, and nursing babies.

St. Adalbert Parish

66 Adalbert St
Berea, OH 44017

Friday June 24th, 2011 @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday June 25th, 2011 @ 9:00am to 4:00pm

Fr. Richard Whetstone was born in Warren, Ohio and attended the Trumbull Branch of Kent State University. In 1964, he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. In 1966, he returned to the United States to continue his college education. Four years later, he began his teaching career at St. James Elementary School and later at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic School. He attended Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary and was ordained in May, 1983 in the Byzantine Rite.

In 1985, Fr. Richard was sent by his archbishop to Rome to study Canon Law at the Pontifical Oriental Institute of the Gregorian University, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Afterwards, he returned to the United States and took a position teaching canon law at the Byzantine seminary. Additionally, he has taught in the Legal studies program at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.

In 1995, he was appointed the Judicial Vicar for the Byzantine Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2003, he also became Judicial Vicar for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH. He is currently stationed at St. Anne’s Ukrainian parish in Austintown, OH.
Dr. Catherine Moran received her B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, and Speech/Hearing Therapy from Kent State University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Education from Breyer State University. A mother of five, she has over 20 years of homeschooling experience.

She was president of the Catholic Home School Network of America, founder of the Ohio Educators’ Catholic Home Schooling Network, and a member of the CHSNA delegation to Rome on behalf of Catholic Home Education, which visited with Pope John Paul II in 1995 and 1997.

Dr. Moran is a secular Franciscan, and served as prefect of her fraternity for three years. Currently acting as secretary-treasurer of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Byzantine Chapter in Warren, Ohio, she has presented the Fatima message to over 20,000 adults and children in the Northeastern Ohio and Tri-state area.
Dr. Kevin Vost has taught psychology and gerontology at Lincoln Land Community College, Mac Murray College, and the University of Illinois. A member of American Mensa, the High IQ society, he has served there on the Research Review Committee. Radio programs, including Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, and Sirius Satellite’s Catholic Channel, have featured Dr. Vost as a guest.

He is the author of several books, including From Atheism to Catholicism, Memorize the Faith! (And Most Anything Else): Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters, and Fit for Eternal Life: A Catholic Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness Within Your Soul. Programs based on Memorize the Faith! have been used for adult religious education classes and in Catholic schoolrooms through the country.

Dr. Vost resides in Springfield, Illinois with his wife Kathy and his sons Eric and Kyle.
Mr. Dale Ahlquist is the president of the American Chesterton Society and has been called “one of the most respected Chesterton scholars in the world.” He has lectured at major colleges, universities, and other venues, including Yale, Columbia, NYU, Cornell, Rice, the Vatican Forum in Rome, the Thomas More Centre in Melbourne, and the House of Lords in London.

The author of two books on G.K. Chesterton, Mr. Ahlquist is also the creator and host of the popular “Apostle of Common Sense” television series on EWTN. In addition, he is the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a new independent high school in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and the executive producer of Manalive, a film based on a novel by G.K. Chesterton, which will be released in August, 2011.

He currently resides in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his wife and six children.
Mrs. Terry Arnold is a homeschool leader from Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Houston and has been married to her husband Calvin for nearly 30 years. Since 1991, she has been homeschooling her five children, two of whom have gone on to receive impressive college scholarships.

Since 2003, Mrs. Arnold has served as the chairwoman of the Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers (ARCH) Support Group. Additionally, she has acted as the conference coordinator for Houston’s annual Catholic homeschooling conference held at the University of St. Thomas. She has been pro- active in homeschooling– helping to start the Texas Home Education Partnership and running a homeschooling bookstore.

A founding sponsor for the first homeschooled chapter of the American Red Cross Youth Chapter, Mrs. Arnold was awarded the American Red Cross Youth Sponsor of the Year Award (2008-2009). She is a founding member of the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children.
Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling instead of the traditional route. Amy and Michael now have 8 children, all of whom have been homeschooled since birth.

Amy is the treasurer for Holy Family Home Educators, and has been chairwoman of the Indianapolis Catholic Home School Conference since 2007. In addition to teaching at her local homeschool co-op, she also puts on children’s special events for the Knights of Columbus. She has been her husband’s campaign manager for 3 campaigns. Amy and Michael are active in their parish’s sponsor couple program, Blue Knights and lead the Little Flowers.

Friday, June 24
Time Speaker Talk
4:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
4:15pm Mr. Dale Ahlquist
What is the Basis of Education?
Many parents who are investigating the possibility of homeschooling wonder how well their children will make the adjustment. This talk will offer a concrete look into that process and how you and your children can renew and refresh a real love of learning together.
5:00 – 7:00pm Dinner/Vendor Time
7:00pm Mrs. Terry Arnold
Tips I’ve Learned Over the Years
Looking for the secrets to homeschooling? Ican’t promise all of the answers, but as a homeschooling mom of 5 children, I will share tips and overviews learned in 20 years of homeschooling. Some topics covered will be “short-term or long-haul homeschooling?” “why homeschool for high school?” and “mom-parent vs. mom-teacher tips.”
8:00pm Fr.Richard Whetstone
Who’s That Knocking at Your Door?
As a youngster, one of my favorite songs was “Open the Door, Richard!” Little did I realize the importance of that song, which is actually a reflection of Revelation 3:20: “I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If anyone listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and feast with him, and he shall feast with Me.”
Saturday, June 25
Time Speaker Talk
9:00am Registration and Holy Rosary
9:30am Dr. Kevin Vost
Memorize the Faith!
Dr. Vost will explain how Sts. Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas revived and transformed the ancient Greco-Roman “art of memory,” provide a live demonstration with the audience, and show how teachers and students can adapt these ancient methods to learn and remember just about anything.
10:30am Mrs. Amy Kalscheur
Confessions of a Homeschooling Mom
Is it just me? Am I alone in this? I’ll open up and tell you about the real reason why I homeschool, the mistakes I’ve made, and the thing that irritates me the most. Through my personal witness, I hope that you can learn the lessons I’ve learned and rest assured that you’re not alone out there.
11:30am- 1:00pm Vendor Sales/Lunch
1:00pm Mr. Dale Ahlquist G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense

Chesterton was one of the most important Catholic writers of the 20th Century: prophetic, profound, and paradoxical. After disappearing from the curriculum for two generations, there is a growing revival of interest in his writings. Delightfully counter-cultural and amazingly timely, Chesterton’s common sense is just the cure for the insane ideas of the modern world.

2:00pm Dr. Catherine Moran
Overwhelmed, Unmotivated, Disobedient, or Just Plain Lazy?

Is your child struggling to learn, or avoiding it? Are there days when teaching your child turns into “who’s in control–me or my child?” We all want our children to be obedient and diligent, especially where their studies are concerned. learn some helpful tips on how to teach these virtues to your children.

3:00pm Dr. Kevin Vost From Atheism to Catholicism

Dr. Vost will highlight the enticing ideas of the atheistic philosophers and scientists who pulled him away from the Faith, and of the philosophers and scientists who brought him back to Christ. He will show how only the Church can answer our spiritual–an intellectual–yearnings.

4:00pm Conference Closes