“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Blessed Pope John XXIII.
Our 10th Year Conference is history. If you were not able to attend and would like to review a copy of the Conference Program Book, just click here. For a slideshow of some Conference scenes, click here.
Prof. Tom Groome from Boston College spoke at our conference on “the best about being Catholic.” This 6-minute excerpt is part of his speech. His speech is included in the Conference DVD set, which will cover all the speakers and events of our 10th Year Conference.
Here also is a 10-minute audio clip from Fr. Donald Cozzens’ speech. Fr. Cozzens, an author and international commentator on religious and cultural issues who received a VOTF Priest of Integrity Award in 2009, spoke most eloquently on how VOTF has made a difference during its first decade.
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke also was a featured speaker at VOTF’s 10th Year Conference. Click here to read her speech.
To get a virtual experience of the 10th Year Conference, take a look at our photo page. You also may wish to review some of the documents distributed at the conference.