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Friday, June 1

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Communication Technology and Our Kids: What are We Risking?

Prof. Mary Stanford

Managing our children’s use of technology has become a paramount issue for our time. By making a close examination of the nature of human communication, this talk will illustrate some of the serious risks that our culture’s forms of “disembodied communication” pose, as well as encourage parents to maintain an atmosphere at home that is truly worthy of the human person.


2:00pm – 2:45pm

How Homeschooling Can Save Souls, and the World

Mary Ellen Barrett

Like the Irish monks who labored to preserve the culture that was being destroyed by barbarians, so too do Catholic homeschooling parents protect and preserve the faith and Catholic traditions in modern society.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Friendship and contemplation in the Digital Age

Dr. Joshua Hochschild

Many parents are concerned about the spiritual implications of social media and digital devices, and many parents wonder if technology can be integrated into healthy living. This talk will cover the challenge of virtuous living in light of modern technology.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Homeschooling in the Hard Times

Mary Ellen Barrett

Having homeschooled through the loss of her oldest child, the death of her mom, unemployment, and a health crisis for her husband, Mary Ellen Barrett has a unique perspective on keeping the homeschool fires burning during the worst of times. Learn some ways to cope with school at the foot of the cross.


6:00pm – Day Ends