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

St. Adalbert Parish – Keller Center

66 Adalbert St
Berea, OH 44017

Friday June 29th, 2012 @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday June 30th, 2012 @ 9:00am to 4:00pm

Fr. Shannon Michael Collins was born in 1964 and is a native of Cohasset, MA. After undergraduate and graduate work in history and education, he taught in Catholic schools for a number of years. Having completed his seminary training at St. Philip Neri Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2000.

Father has been a very strong proponent of Catholic homeschooling and, over the years, a very popular speaker at numerous Catholic homeschooling conferences across the United States. He has appeared on EWTN and had previously served as chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Father is currently a traditional religious priest under Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Kentucky.
Fr. Sean Kopczynski is currently a traditional religious priest under Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Kentucky, and had previously served as a chaplain to a monastery of Carmelite nuns.
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.
Mr. John Clark was homeschooled by his mother, Dr. Mary Kay Clark, for seven years in the 1980’s. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Christendom College in 1992. He is now a devoted father of nine children, for whom he takes an active role in their homeschool education. He writes one of the most popular Catholic homeschooling columns in America and has spoken at numerous Catholic conferences around the country on the topic of the father’s role in the homeschooling family.

Who’s Got You? Observations of a Catholic Homeschooling Father, John’s first book, was released in 2011. In it, he draws from both his childhood memories of homeschooling in a house with 6 brothers as well as his experience teaching his own children. Filled with both humorous anecdotes of family life and poignant reflections from the heart of a loving father, this book is an enjoyable and helpful guide for homeschooling fathers, as well as anyone who wants to see a portrait of a happy, faithful Catholic family.

In his professional life, John is recognized as one of the foremost experts on the topic of Catholic morality and financial markets. He has been a pioneer in the field of morally responsible investing and was the CEO of Paladin Financial Group for over 15 years. In that capacity, his articles have appeared in such journals as Homiletic and Pastoral Review, The Wanderer, and Latin Mass Magazine. He resides in Front Royal, Virginia, with his wife Lisa and nine children. An avid baseball enthusiast, he is also the former head coach of Christendom College’s baseball team.
Mrs. Regina Doman grew up surrounded by nine younger brothers and sisters. “Growing up,” she says, “There were two things I was always convinced of: that I was meant to be married, and that I was meant to write stories.” She attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio and graduated with a BA in Communications, concentrating on Television Production, with a minor in Theatre Arts.

From 1992-1994, Regina lived in New York City, working as assistant editor of Lay Witness magazine and writing columns and articles for various publications, including a comic strip for YOU! Magazine. In 1994, she married her husband, Andrew. She published her first novel for teenagers in 1997. Snow White and Rose Red: A Modern Fairy Tale (re-published in 2002 under the title The Shadow of the Bear) quickly enjoyed success, especially among homeschooled teens, as did the sequel, Black as Night.

In July 2006, Regina’s family was grieved by the loss of her son Joshua in a tragic car accident. They created a memorial website for him and Regina took a sabbatical from public speaking and writing to be with her family. In August 2007 she resumed public work with the release of her third novel, Waking Rose.

Regina and her husband co-own Chesterton Press, and make their home near Front Royal, Virginia, where they homeschool their children. Her latest book is Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Debut, a fun beach read for Catholic moms and college students.

 

If you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the IHM Cleveland Conference, please send an email to our Vendor Coordinator at vendors(AT)ihmconference.org

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the first time, please review our Vendor Guidelines.

Confirmed Vendors Include:

Chesterton Press
Christendom College
College of St. Mary Magdalen
Ginger Himes Chalk Talks
GRACE Virtual Catholic Education Program
John Paul the Great Catholic University
Seton Home Study School
Seton Used Books
St. Augustine Academy Press
Tilma, Inc. (Books and Gifts)
Usborne Books & More

Friday, June 29
Time Speaker Talk
4:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
4:30pm Mr. John Clark
A, B, C, and Why: The Happiness of Homeschooling
A second-generation homeschooling father of nine, John Clark—following the theme of his book Who’s Got You?—focuses on the “why” of homeschooling. He employs both humor and serious insights to illustrate that educating children at home is one of the most fulfilling things parents can ever do.
5:30 – 7:00pm Dinner/Vendor Time
7:00pm Mrs. Regina Doman
Seductive Evil and Wimpy Goodness
What’s wrong with our imaginations? Using examples from books and media, this talk demonstrates the impoverishment of our imaginations and how we can recalibrate this important component using Scripture and the writings of good Catholic authors.
8:00pm Fr. Shannon Collins
Homeschool Families and the Counter-Revolution
The liberal revolution has completely pushed out the old Christian order. In such a time as this, the good Lord is calling for counter-revolutionaries to restore all things in Christ. Homeschool families are a key ingredient to winning this battle for the soul of the West.
Saturday, June 30
Time Speaker Talk
9:00am Registration and Holy Rosary
9:30am Mr. John Clark
The Strength of Christ: The Role Model for the Catholic Father
Much of the breakdown in society today has been caused by men forgetting how to be…well, men. This presentation highlights an obvious truth: that the perfect man already exists in Christ. Jesus exhibited various forms of strength and homeschooling fathers can model their strength after the strength of Christ.
10:30am Fr. Sean Kopczynski
The Book of Tobias: Changing the World through Our Children
There are often more challenging things to do for the improvement of the world in the home than the world around us. The Book of Tobias is one of God’s guides on how this can be done well. And we know that it was effective since Tobias and his child’s efforts live on to this very day to help people change their lives and provide them consolation.
11:30am Fr. Shannon Collins The Hell There Is!Our proper end in life is neither Harvard University nor even a good Catholic College, but rather Heaven. All our earthly accomplishments would be meaningless if we failed to achieve this goal, for to lose God for all eternity is a loss beyond our imagining. Learn that Hell exists and that it does have real fire.
12:30pm- 2:00pm Vendor Sales/Lunch
2:00pm Dr. Catherine Moran
Boredom: Trivial Nuisance or the Mother of All Problems?

How many times have we heard our children say to us: “Mom! I’m bored!” This very statement by our children is telling us something. We do not want this problem to carry over into the educational aspect of our children’s day-to-day lives. This presentation will cover the problem along with motivational helps for teaching.

3:00pm Mrs. Regina Doman Who’s Prettier: the Disney Princesses or the Blessed Mother?Building on the idea of properly forming the imagination, this talk will cover how to communicate the truth about goodness and beauty to your children.
4:00pm Conference Closes