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FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Time Speaker Talk
4:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
4:30pm Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett
Mary Ellen 2013 webHow to Homeschool and Keep Your Sanity–It Can be Done

Educating your children, keeping a home, managing outside activities and feeding everyone in between would overwhelm any mom. Mrs. Barrett takes a lighthearted and fun look at ten basic principles that will help your homeschool run smoothly and bring peace to your days.
5:30 – 7:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
7:00pm Mrs. Colleen Hammond
Hammond.Colleen webTeaching Values to Your Children

This talk offers ideas and suggestions on how parents can help children’s all-around development. It discusses which virtues to focus on at a particular age in a child’s development.
8:00pm Prof. Joseph Pearce
Joseph PearceThe Quest for Shakespeare: Revealing His Catholicism

Shakespeare is arguably the greatest writer who ever lived. Now the secular culture is facing the shocking evidence that the Bard of Avon was a lifelong Catholic who resisted the anti-Catholic persecution of Elizabethan England and who weaved his Catholicism into his plays and poems. Discover the evidence that proves beyond any reasonable doubt that Shakespeare was a Catholic.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Time Speaker Talk
9:00am Registration
9:30am Dr. Michael Foley
Foley 2 by Stuart Chessman 7-31-11How the Mass Shaped the Western World

The Mass is not only the source and summit of Christian life, it is the inspiration behind some of the hallmarks of Western civilization.
10:30am Prof. Joseph Pearce
Joseph PearceReclaiming Christian Culture: The Battle Begins in the Home

The fight to restore and reclaim the priceless heritage of Christian Culture will be won or lost in the homes of Christians. This culture has been under systematic assault over the past half-century. Discover practical ways of winning this fight, and learn about the weapons which will be essential in the fight.
11:30am Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett
Mary Ellen 2013 webHomeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth

A light-hearted but factual look at the real way that homeschooling properly socializes children to function as well-rounded, moral adults. Mrs. Barrett offers encouragement and advice about how socialization really works in the Catholic homeschool.
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch/Vendor Sales
2:00pm Dr. Dominic Aquila
Dr. AquilaCatholic Education as the Last Best Hope for American Democracy

Drawing on insights from Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation, The Christian Family in the Modern World, this talk covers the particular ways in which homeschooling families can effectively fulfill their mission to contemporary American society as they also fulfill their primary vocation to educate their own.
3:00pm Mrs. Colleen Hammond
Hammond.Colleen webPutting Your Best Foot Forward

Does it seem that your child can never remember to say please or thank you? How about learning to greet guests politely, or answering the phone? This talk will answer some frequently-asked questions on raising children with manners.
4:00pm Conference Ends