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Summit Speaker: Bill Donohue

Patrick Novecosky chats with Dr. William Donohue, a speaker at the 2014 Legatus Summit . . .

Dr. William Donohue

Dr. William Donohue

At 66 years old, Bill Donohue might just be the hardest-working man in the Catholic Church — with the exception of Pope Francis, of course. Not only has the New York City native been at the helm of the Catholic League for a full 20 years, but he is busy writing a new book — while regularly riding to the defense of Catholics across the country beset by a hostile culture and media. Legatus editor Patrick Novecosky talked to him.

What’s coming up next for the Catholic League?

The Catholic League largely functions more akin to firefighters. That is to say, we come to work and we’re not even certain what the new thing is on the plate. Sometimes we can anticipate, but most of the time attacks on the Church come out of the blue. There are some perennials that we watch. When the U.N. opens up in September, sometimes you get comments against the Holy See. Christmas isn’t that far away, and we’ve been involved in fighting the War on Christmas.

What will you talk about at the Summit?

I will be talking about the state of our culture. At the MTV Awards in September, we saw some incredibly vulgar displays from Miley Cyrus and others. HBO is now featuring things that, when I was a kid, they wouldn’t show on 42nd Street, which at the time was a very sleazy area of the city.

It will be a call-to-action saying, “Here’s the problem and here’s what we can do.” I’m not Pollyannish. I live in the real world, but I get very troubled when I hear people on our side say it’s over. If I really believed that, I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning and come to work. I’d just throw in the towel, retire and walk away. I believe there are an awful lot of Americans who are on our side.

We’ve got to change the culture. It can be done one-on-one, but also through the media. We’ve got to educate people, but education is not enough. People need to have courage. That’s not something that’s easily transferable. It’s never too late to get involved in changing the culture.

Give us a teaser for this new book that you have been working on.

The book will be called The Joy of Catholicism, but it won’t be out until Lent of 2015. I’m working on the fourth of 10 chapters now. The essence of it is this: Everybody wants the three Hs — health, happiness and heaven. The evidence from the medical establishment overwhelmingly shows that people of faith are much more likely to be happy — and mentally and physically healthy — than atheists or secularists. I want to know why. That really hasn’t been explored.

In terms of heaven, I’m looking at indices — charitable giving, altruistic behavior and the like. What segment of society is the most likely to be charitable in terms of time and money? What segment of society was most likely to risk their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust? I explore why people of faith are the most likely to be happy and healthy with greater prospects of heaven than those with no faith.

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Summit Speaker: William N. Thorndike Jr.

Matthew Rarey chats with William Thorndike, a speaker at the 2014 Legatus Summit . . .

William Thorndike Jr.

William Thorndike Jr.

One of the more unknown, but highly anticipated speakers at Legatus’ upcoming Summit is William N. Thorndike Jr., who founded Housatonic Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, in 1994. He currently serves as its managing partner.

Last year, Thorndike authored The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success. He profiled iconoclasts whose character and business traits were radically opposed to the “rock star” CEO image, which Thorndike says is exemplified by Donald Trump.

The seven men and one woman he wrote about had persevered in business in unconventional ways that all led to one destination: measurable success over the long term. They scored extraordinarily well according to Thorndike’s index for achievement:

“In assessing performance, what matters isn’t the absolute rate of return but the return relative to peers and the market. You really only need to know three things to evaluate a CEO’s greatness: the compound annual return to shareholders during his or her tenure and the return over the same period for peer companies and for the broader market.”

Thorndike spoke with Legatus editorial assistant Matthew A. Rarey.

What inspired your invitation to the Summit?

Tom Monaghan read The Outsiders and some of the ideas and themes resonated with him. That’s not surprising if you look at how he ran Domino’s. He thought they might resonate with CEOs attending the Summit, too, such as how best to manage businesses for a variety of shareholders over time.

What is the thrust of The Outsiders?

The overarching idea is for CEOs to be successful over the long term by optimizing profitability and investing profits back in the company. As I note in the book, sometimes the best investment opportunity is your own stock.

This book is really about deployment capitalization over longer periods of time, say 20 years, how owners can achieve that. Tom Murphy was masterful at doing that when he was CEO of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.

Murphy is one of your featured “iconoclasts.” How do he and other such CEOs diff†er from “rock star” CEOs?

They tended to be first-time CEOs. They kept a low profile in their interactions with the press and Wall Street, comfortable going their own way even if it meant causing comment and disdain among their peer group and the media. They were generally humble and analytical — not charismatic backslappers. They were focused intently on creating long-term value for shareholders and in maintaining strong relationships with customers and employees. And they were often legendarily frugal, but not in their devotion to family. They were all devoted to them.

Should The Outsiders particularly resonate with Catholic business leaders?

Well, there’s this deep consistency between running a business successfully over the long term and a set of broader values and principles consistent with Christian faith. Running a business with long-term benefits for customers, employees, and shareholders means having long-term consistency. This requires enduring ethical principles compatible with Christianity.

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Summit Speaker: Michael Coren

Legatus editor Patrick Novecosky speaks to Canadian journalist Michael Coren . . .

Michael Cohen

Michael Coren

He may not be a household name in the Lower 48, but Michael Coren has earned his place as Canada’s most respected conservative journalist. A convert to Catholicism, he has worked in print, radio and television. The author of Why Catholics Are Right and Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity, Coren spoke to fellow Canadian Patrick Novecosky, editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, about his upcoming appearance at the 2014 Legatus Summit.

You’re not so well-known in the U.S. You might be called “Canada’s Bill O’Reilly.” Fair comparison?

I wish I earned his money! I don’t want to be critical of Bill, but I consider myself a little more thoughtful person. I don’t do “outrage,” and my politics have never been as polarizing or polarized as his. I can’t imagine him writing long, boring biographies on G.K. Chesterton or H.G. Wells.

You’re a to-the-point conservative. Have you won converts to conservatism?

My conservatism is a byproduct of my Catholicism; it’s never the other way around. I’m not a partisan in the political sense. There’s no party I could embrace completely.

People have come to the Church because of my books. I’m not a theologian. I’m not a scholar. I’m a journalist. I see myself as someone from the tradition of G.K. Chesterton or Hilaire Belloc. Most of the work I do is in the non-Catholic public square. I have put people off, but I certainly have won people over.

The current administration has wreaked havoc on the economy and religious liberty. Where do you see this going?

The U.S. can survive most things. It’s not a political shift. It’s a cultural shift, a societal shift. In the United States, certain assumptions have been moved. On the same-sex “marriage” issue, for example, this was an open, viable debate. But now, if you question it — it’s not that you’re wrong on that issue — you’re considered irrational or even un-American.

Secularism is advancing at a rapid rate. Is the Catholic Church in trouble?

If I relied on how I feel at the moment, I would cease to function. I have to go back to Chaucer and Dante and realize how bad things have been in the past. The Church will be fine, but it’s going to be a persecuted Church. I’m writing a book called The Future of Catholicism, which comes out in November. I can tell you that we will face the open hostility of society at large in the years to come. In your place of work, if you say that you don’t believe that two men can be married, you’re going to be ostracized. The whole culture is going to turn against you.

What’s closest to your heart? What are your personal priorities?

I would like to be able to communicate the Catholic message in the best way I can. If I’ve been given any sort of gift, I seem to be able to defend the Church which, in the end, is the only thing that matters. It’s not about party, it’s not about nation, it’s about the Church, which hasn’t been defended well enough. There is no meaning for me without that.

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Freedom fighter

A 2013 Legatus Summit speaker, Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori engages the culture . . .

Imagine picking up your morning paper and reading these headlines: “Priest Fined for not Marrying Same-Sex Couple,” “Catholic Hospital Closed for Refusal to Perform Sterilizations,” and “Notre Dame University to Close, Refuses to Offer Employees Abortion Coverage.”

Though these headlines sound far-fetched, they’re not. Archbishop William Lori, Baltimore’s newly appointed archbishop, has been working day and night to make sure these headlines are never printed. He is the U.S. bishops’ point man on religious freedom — an issue that grows more pressing by the day, despite the fact that it’s all but ignored by the mainstream media.

Secular erosion

Archbishop Lori has been the chairman of the bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty since September 2011. He led last summer’s “Fortnight for Freedom” and speaks regularly to Catholics and the news media. He has testified before Congress several times.

“In the past, there was much more overtly anti-Catholic activity in this country,” he told Legatus magazine. “Today, things are more under the surface. The dangerous things happen behind the curtains. This is why it’s so important for us Catholics to reveal what’s going on and to hold officials accountable for making rules which are anti-Catholic and anti-religious.”

The issue of religious liberty affects an enormous array of human activity, which is why Archbishop Lori believes it’s so important to engage the culture.

“There are challenges to religious liberty in every state with same-sex ‘marriage,’” he said. “Catholic social services are being discriminated against because they don’t offer contraception. Student groups are being decertified because of their Christian principles. There is also the ever-present battle to take all religious symbols out of the public square. Individuals sometimes find their professional licenses revoked because of their Christianity.”

Archbishop Lori, who will be speaking on religious freedom at the Legatus Summit in February, said the threats to our first freedom take place on many levels, especially the judicial and legislative. But the biggest challenge is cultural.

“As secularism takes hold, more and more people marginalize the faith,” he said. “This is when religious liberty is imperiled.”

Solutions

As the bishops’ leader on religious freedom, Archbishop Lori offers various solutions.

“First, like the pro-life movement, we need to pray,” he said. “This must be the engine that drives the protection of religious liberty. Right now we have a rosary novena going on, and there is a national prayer for religious liberty. I foresee that this fight is going to take a long, long time.”

He also believes that Catholics must continue to engage their elected officials. They must write to members of Congress and demand legislative relief.

“It’s good for bishops to testify before Congress, but it’s better for them to hear from the faithful,” he said.

Archbishop Lori believes that Catholics must also become better informed about the issues affecting the Church in the public square.

“It’s sadly apparent that many Catholics are not informed [of the government’s hostility to the Church] because schools and hospitals are still open. It’s not as if these buildings are being burned. But this is a fight which is below the surface through subtle instructions. When you analyze it, it’s a sea change. It’s a real alteration of the way in which the Church and state interact.”

In addition, Catholics must better understand Church teaching and then impart it to others. “The new evangelization takes stock of the new situation in which the Church finds herself, how people find happiness, how they communicate, what they regard as important, where there is brokenness. It’s helping to see how the Gospel responds to our questions, concerns and emptiness.”

Archbishop Lori recalls how Pope John Paul II said that we must show how Jesus is the answer to every person who comes into the world: Jesus is the answer to the needs of every heart.

There are a number of good books, he said, that explain limited government and religious freedom — such as Archbishop Chaput’s Render Unto Caesar. Catholics must equip themselves to speak knowledgeably on this issue.

Catholics can also join legislative networks — like their own state’s Catholic conference. And the U.S. bishops have a text message campaign for religious freedom. If you text the word “freedom” to 377377, you will receive regular texts directly from the USCCB.

Tackling the Issues

The Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate is enemy No. 1 for Catholics who value religious liberty. The mandate demands that all businesses offer employees health insurance that provides contraception, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs. Religious organizations are exempt if they serve only members of their faith and exist only to propagate their faith’s doctrine.

“The HHS mandate goes too far,” said Chris Gunty, associate publisher of the Catholic Review, Baltimore’s archdiocesan newspaper. “Because Catholic Charities hires people who are not Catholic and serves people who are not Catholic, they are not exempt.”

In fact, every Catholic hospital, university, and charity could be fined excessively under the mandate, forcing them to close.

More than 100 plaintiffs in more than 35 lawsuits are fighting the mandate in court, said Kim Daniels, co-director of Catholic Voices USA. “Archbishop Lori has been a tremendous leader in defending religious freedom. He’s been involved in this issue for a long time, and he’s really engaged.”

Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor for the Catholic Association, agrees. “He has been everywhere on this issue. The bishops have called for lay people to get involved in this fight, but the flock needs a shepherd. And he has been an incredible shepherd. His leadership has been stellar and invaluable.”

Archbishop Lori also led the fight to defeat Maryland’s same-sex “marriage” ballot measure. However, it failed on Nov. 6, losing by a narrow margin (52-48%). “We will continue to witness to the values of marriage … the union of one man and one woman, as the most sound, secure and loving way to bring children into the world,” he said in a statement.

Though Maryland law allows religious organizations to opt out of renting property or performing services for gays, Archbishop Lori knows there are deeper problems. Once a state allows gay “marriage,” religious liberty begins to erode.

Gunty, a member of Legatus’ Baltimore Chapter, concurs. “There was a bed and breakfast in Vermont that refused to rent their location for a same-sex ‘marriage’ ceremony. They were sued. The ramification is that they can’t rent out their facility for anything anymore.

When same-sex ‘marriage’ becomes the law of the land, then to hold another opinion becomes politically incorrect, and people will take action against you.”

Archbishop Lori says the fight for religious liberty will be an ongoing battle — and it will require lay leadership, and Catholic business leaders will be invaluable.

“People are looking for leadership,” he said. “If a person is a leader in business, for example, and a totally committed Catholic, they can give a reason for their hope. The way we overcome indifference is by a burning love for Christ and by asserting that faith confidently.”

Sabrina Arena Ferrisi is Legatus magazine’s senior sta“ff writer.

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Your invitation to the 2013 Summit

Jeb Bush

The clock is ticking down to Legatus’ 2013 Summit — and excitement is building toward the Feb. 7-9 event at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Because a capacity crowd of more than 500 participants is anticipated, organizers suggest booking a room as early as possible.

“The schedule is full of speakers that will entertain, educate and enrich our spiritual lives,” said Laura Sacha, Legatus’ conference director. “Even though we will be in Arizona with the desert as our backdrop, we will be immersed in the Louisiana culture as our host, the Baton Rouge Chapter, brings their flavor to the Summit.”

Jose H. Gomez

The Summit’s theme, “The Door of Faith: A Summons to a Deeper Conversion,” takes its inspiration from Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic letter Porta Fidei (The Door of Faith). The roster of speakers and special guests is impressive. Confirmed faculty include:

• Gov. Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and convert to the Catholic faith

Matthew Kelly

• Baltimore Archbishop William Lori

• Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gómez, Legatus’ ecclesiastical advisor

• Legatus’ international chaplain Bishop Sam Jacobs, Houma-Thibodaux (La.) diocese

• Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted

• George Weigel, papal biographer and author of Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning

Ken Cuccinelli

• Catholic author and motivational speaker Matthew Kelly

• Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb), author of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

• Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general

• Tommy Lasorda, former L.A. Dodgers manager

• Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, formerly Rosalind Moss, a convert form Judaism and foundress of the Daughters of Mary, mother of Israel’s Hope

• Mike Piazza, former Major League Baseball catcher with the New York Mets, L.A. Dodgers, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres and Oakland A’s

• Fr. Frank “Rocky” Hoffman, executive director of Relevant Radio

• EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo, master of ceremonies

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President Bush headlines Summit

America’s 43rd president to speak at Legatus’ 25th annual Summit . . .

Legatus Founder Thomas S. Monaghan (left) and Peggy Hartshorn (right) present George W. Bush with Legatus’ Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award

President George W. Bush will headline a stellar lineup of speakers at Legatus’ 25th anniversary Summit from Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the Ritz-Carleton Beach Resort in Naples.

The 43rd U.S. President’s appearance will mark the third time he has addressed Legatus members in person. The first occurred in the first year of his presidency. He  spoke at the first annual Legatus Pro-Life Conference in Washington, D.C., on May 23, 2001. After leaving office, he addressed Legatus’ annual Summit in Dana Point, Calif., on Feb. 5, 2010. Following his remarks, Legatus founder Thomas S. Monaghan presented the President with the Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award.

Legates will also hear from Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura; U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); Dr. William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights; Dr. Carolyn Woo, the new president of Catholic Relief Services; and J. David Karam, president of Wendy’s International, Inc., the parent company of Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers.

Legatus is an international membership organization of Catholic presidents and CEOs founded in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1987 by Thomas S. Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza and Ave Maria University. Monaghan got the idea for Legatus after graduating from the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in 1987.  Mere hours after meeting with Pope John Paul II for the first time on May 7, 1987, Monaghan was inspired to found a “YPO for Catholics.” Legatus moved its headquarters to Naples in 2005, and subsequently to Ave Maria, Fla., two years later. Legatus has more than 2,000 CEO members in 75 chapters in the United States, Canada and Ireland.

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A faith-building event

John Hunt says the 2010 Legatus Summit in Naples was one for the record books . . .

John J. Hunt

The 2011 Legatus Summit in Naples captivated a record number of Legates and chaplains in early February. The enjoyment of each new Summit seems to wash over the memories of previous Summits and the graces that flowed from each.

As you read in last month’s magazine, we hosted inspiring speakers like Justice Clarence Thomas, Archbishop José Gómez, Lou Holtz, Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough and many others. They encouraged attendees to continue living counter-culturally, and they inspired each and every Legate as they returned to their homes and businesses.

The event’s theme, Communicating the Word, was both timely and prescient as our Church and country find themselves under attack both from within and without. These are challenging times, the times for which Legatus was founded almost 25 years ago by Tom Monaghan under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The tasks ahead require patient perseverance, a willingness to engage the dark forces of evil and death, and a simple trust in a loving and merciful God.

Aside from the inspiring speakers, we experienced beautiful liturgies by Archbishop Gómez, Bishop Frank Dewane (Diocese of Venice, Fla.) and Bishop Sam Jacobs, Legatus’ international chaplain. Concelebrants included a healthy sprinkling of chapter chaplains and guest priests. As always, these men were a source of encouragement and comfort to go forth and heal a troubled culture.

The host Chicago Chapter initiated a Eucharistic adoration plan that enhanced members’ grace-filled time together and remained with them upon their return to their chapters. Nearly 500 Legates and friends experienced this life-changing time together. However, I can’t help but be reminded that attendees made up only 13% of all Legates. The annual Summit is only one aspect of The Legatus Experience, but by any measure is a highlight that should be experienced by all.

The next opportunity to enjoy such an event occurs when we convene for Legatus’ 25th Anniversary Summit, Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in gorgeous Naples, Fla. Mark your calendar and join your fellow Legates for the experience of a faith-filled lifetime.

John Hunt is Legatus’ executive director. He and his wife Kathie are members of Legatus’ Chicago Chapter.

Communicating the World

Justice Clarence Thomas, Fr. John Corapi are a few of the faculty at our annual Summit . . .

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas

If the early Christians kept their faith private, the Church would have remained a mustard seed in Israel. But because they were zealous to share it, the faith fast started growing into the mighty tree whose branches have been sheltering souls around the world for the past 20 centuries.

The early Christians’ work is not done, however. For the tree to grow and flourish, each generation of Christians is obligated to perform a duty so obvious that it’s often neglected: communicate the faith. Christians must not keep their faith in the cellar, but as Christ commanded, “Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father” (Mt 5:16).

Stellar speakers

Inspired by the Lord’s command, “Communicating the Word” is the theme of the upcoming Annual Legatus Summit, Feb. 3-5 in Naples, Fla.

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz

How can Legates better communicate the Word in their professional and personal lives? The Summit will offer helpful ways of doing so in a setting of spiritual refreshment, fellowship, good cheer and the occasional golf swing at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Resort.

A stellar lineup of speakers will give powerful testimonies about spreading the faith in everyday life. Presenters include Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, legendary Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus.

Legates will also hear from Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) president Austin Ruse, and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough.

Spiritual leadership

In addition to these lay leaders, the Summit will be graced with priests remarkable for their spiritual leadership. In addition to addressing the attendees, they will celebrate daily Mass, hear confessions and offer private spiritual direction.

Archbishop Jose Gomez

Archbishop Jose Gomez

The roster of reverends will include opening Mass celebrant Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, Bishop Frank Dewane of the Venice, Fla., diocese, Bishop Sam Jacobs of the Houma-Thibodaux, La., diocese, and Fr. John Corapi SOLT, a man whose preaching has made him a living legend.

Indeed, Fr. Corapi’s journey to the priesthood is itself legendary. After becoming a millionaire businessman who lost everything to cocaine addiction, he had a road-to-Damascus experience that launched a vocation that has transformed countless lives. Besides speaking on the Summit’s second day, Fr. Corapi will conduct a two-hour retreat on day three.

Summit chair Keith Armato eagerly anticipates next February.

“The presentations, discussions and support derived from a local chapter are fuel allowing Legates to fulfill our mission to study, live and spread the faith,” said Armato, a member of the Chicago Chapter and member of Legatus’ board of governors. “But sometimes familiarity with a group can lead to a reduction in the efficacy of that fuel. A national Legatus Summit can often be the cure.”

Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Armato wants Legates from across the country “to experience a program carefully designed to bring us to a new level of understanding of how we can impact others in ‘Communicating the Word.’”

Last year’s Summit saw a record-setting 450 Legates congregate in California. According to Legatus conference director Laura Sacha, that number is on its way to being matched in California’s sunny Eastern counterpart — and possibly exceeded.

“In 2010 we saw new energy flow through the Summit, and we’re hopeful that ‘they will come’ in 2011,” she says. “A summit is so many things — spiritual, first and foremost, educational and fun. Your Legatus experience simply isn’t complete until you’ve attended a summit.”

Matthew A. Rarey is Legatus Magazine’s editorial assistant.

Summits build the Legatus family

This year’s Legatus Summit has members fired up about being Catholic . . .

John J. Hunt

John J. Hunt

The spirit of Legatus is visible wherever “two or more” Legates are gathered. Members’ love for our faith is infectious.

Nowhere has this shared Catholicity been more evident than during the recent 2010 Legatus Summit at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, Calif. The largest attendance in recent memory — nearly 500 strong — experienced beautiful and inspirational liturgies highlighted by the Friday evening Mass in the Mission Basilica of San Juan Capistrano, celebrated by Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Summit offered speakers such as Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Hon. David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States. Both commented on the challenging economic times facing our nation.

Cardinal George appealed to the gathered Legates to “guide” him and his fellow bishops in accomplishing the goals outlined by Pope Benedict XVI in Caritas in Veritate. We Catholic professionals are uniquely qualified to play our proper role as the Church travels the often difficult road of bringing Christ to the culture.

All were moved by the remarks of Newt and Callista Gingrich as they shared, not only the inspiring story of Newt’s conversion to the Catholic faith, but their joint effort to bring to the screen the story of Pope John Paul II’s return to Poland following his election to the papacy. Nine Days That Changed the World is a saga of strength wrapped in love. It documents the Solidarity moment that inspired an enslaved people to shake free from atheistic communism. The film will be released on DVD in a few months.

Without question the pinnacle of the weekend was an insightful glimpse into the role of the presidency and its impact on our country and the world so generously shared by George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States. Legatus’ presentation of the Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award to President Bush was a most appropriate conclusion to his visit.

Legatus Summits are uniformly faith-filled experiences. I encourage you to plan now to join your Legatus family at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Fla., from Feb. 3-5 for the 2011 Summit. See you there!

John Hunt is Legatus’ executive director. He and his wife Kathie are members of Legatus’ Chicago Chapter.