Amid racial unrest and protests in the streets, Deacon Larry Oney has appeared on several radio and television programs in recent weeks to offer a Black Catholic leader’s perspective on racial reconciliation.
Most Catholic audiences are familiar with Abby Johnson, the pro-life speaker and author who resigned as director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in 2009 after she witnessed an ultrasound of a 13-week-old baby being aborted.
Nic Davidson, renowned speaker on the theology of the body, will emcee the Legatus Summit West this September in Colorado Springs, CO. Davidson, 42, will share his life experiences as a foreign missionary with his wife, Jacelyn. Both grew up Protestants and were attending an Assemblies of God church in 2007 when a series of weekly talks over coffee with Father Mike Schmitz led them to the Catholic Church.
Lamar Hunt Jr., a member of the founding family of the Kansas City Chiefs, was in the afterglow of the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory when he received a call in March from a Legatus magazine staff writer in New England. The writer confirmed that he is a Patriots fan himself.
Tim Flanagan estimates that the Catholic Leadership Institute, the Pennsylvania based nonprofit organization he founded, has provided parish leadership training to some 20 percent of all priests in the United States.
Hank Christ of the Harrisburg chapter credits Bible study for enliving his love for the lord. Legatus’ 2019 National President of the Year is Hank Christ, who in December completed a two-year term as president of the Harrisburg Chapter.
Vern Dosch, Vice President of Legatus’ new Bismarck Chapter which chartered October 22, is an ardent proponent of servant leadership. As president and CEO of National Information Solutions Cooperative, a technology company headquartered in North Dakota, Dosch, 66, credits that philosophy with attracting and retaining its talented workforce.