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Fr. Patrick Beidelman
Msgr. Charles Pope
Is the executive director, secretariat for Spiritual Life and Worship for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Ordained on June 6, 1998, Fr. Beidelman has been pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, and vice rector, Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis. He attended graduate studies in Liturgical Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce), Rome.

Msgr. Charles Pope attended George Mason University for Undergraduate Studies were he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science in1984. He worked briefly with the Army Corp of Engineers as a Computer Systems Analyst. Fr. Pope’s interest in the priesthood stems from his experience as a church musician. Through his college years he served as a church organist, a cantor and choir director and through this work discovered his vocation to the priesthood. He entered Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary in and was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1989 by James Cardinal Hickey. Fr. Pope’s first assignment was at Mt. Calvary Parish in Forestville, MD as Associate Pastor from 1989-1993. From 1993-1999 Fr. Pope served as Associate Pastor of Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Parish in Southeast Washington, D.C. From 1999-2000 he was Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Laurel, MD. In April of 2000 Fr. Pope was appointed Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Southeast Washington, D.C. In 2007 Msgr. Pope returned to Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian Parish where he currently serves as Pastor. From 1997-1999 Fr. Pope Conducted a Weekly Bible Study in the U.S. Congress. He also conducted a weekly Bible Study at the White House from 2004-2008. Other ongoing assignments for Fr. Pope include, being Archdiocesan Coordinator for the Celebration of the Latin Mass, andCoordinator of Deliverance Ministry. He is has been a member of the PriestCouncil and an Archdiocesan Consultor as well as a member of the Priest Personnel Board. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. He has writes the weekly Question and Answer Column for Our Sunday Visitor, paper, and also for the Monthly Catholic Answers Magazine. He writes regularly for the National Catholic Register, has published a book on the Ten Commandments and 300 Questions and Answers on Catholic Faith. He blogs daily for the Archdiocese of Washington. He has conducted numerous Priest retreats, parish missions and eaches at the Institute for Catholic Culture. Msgr. Pope immensely enjoys his work as a diocesan priest and a parish pastor.

   


Deacon Larry Oney
Brian Patrick

Larry Oney, a permanent deacon for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans serving at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, Louisiana. Deacon Oney is the Chairman of HGI Global.He lives in theNew Orleans area with his wife Andi. Deacon Oney’s dynamic preaching style and message of hope has led to hundreds of speaking engagementsacross the globe; from Europe to Africa to Brazil to Canada and throughout the United States. Over thirty years of experience making critical business decisions while helping to awaken the faith of others has uniquely equipped Deacon Oney to present lively, invigorating, knowledgeable, and Spirit-filled presentations. Actively involved in the community, Deacon Oney serves on the Board of Directors for Renewal Ministries, serves on the Board of Trustees for Franciscan University, and is a member of the New Orleans Chapter of Legatus—an international group of Catholic CEOs and their spouses. Deacon Oney also serves on the Board of Regents for University of Holy Cross and is the founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries. The mission of Hope and Purpose Ministries is to participate in the New Evangelization through preaching, teaching, and the use of excellent media initiatives. Hope and Purpose Ministries was created to teach, mentor, and inspire people for the purpose of building the Kingdom of God through evangelization, catechesis, and education. Furthermore, Hope and Purpose Ministries works to grow the Kingdom of God with person-to- person witnessing, teaching, and mentoring through prayer opportunities, conferences, retreats, missions, and other speaking engagements. In support of his mission, Deacon Oney is an experienced and prolific orator, who has spoken at hundreds of events and appeared on many EWTN shows; including: Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic, The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, The Choices We Face with Ralph Martin, EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Franciscan University Presents, EWTN Bookmark, and Crossing the Goal with Danny Abramowicz. He has also been a guest on FOCUS TV, Franciscan Radio, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio, Redeemer Radio and many other great media outlets. Deacon Oney is the author of three books: Amazing Grace Overcoming Race, Reflections on the Kingdom of God, and UP FAITH! God loves a faith that is always looking up! He also co-authored a book with Fr. William Maestri—Preaching Jesus in the Time of the New Evangelization for priests and deacons. Deacon Oney is working to further his global ministry to proclaim the Kingdom of God (Matthew 10:7), encourage others that God has a plan and purpose for their lives (Jeremiah 29:11), and to help heal the broken-hearted (John 10:10b).

 

Longtime news anchor of Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate and a 40-year veteran of television and radio. Brian Patrick is well-known to viewers of the EWTN Global Catholic Network where he serves as moderator of the weekly television series, “Crossing the Goal,” which uses a sports show format to get men into spiritual shape. Brian Patrick is a prior television anchor for EWTN News Nightly and the host of “Son Rise Morning Show” on Sacred Heart Radio. Brian is the founder of GNN, The Good News Network, a not-for- profit media ministry spreading the Word of God through the electronic media of television, radio and the internet. He has served on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Communications Committee and is involved with Christ Renews His Parish and Cursillo. He is an active member of St. Barbara parish in Northern Kentucky and “Papa” to eight grandchildren.

 

 
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