A Renewed Hope Conference
A ‘Renewed Hope’ Conference
38 Speakers ⋅ 15 minute talks ⋅ 9.5 hours of video ⋅ 100% Catholic
Catholics feel they can check out – because they don’t see the point in checking in! These speakers come together with excitement, passion, and hope to share their big, beautiful ideas, and why Catholicism makes life worth living!
How it works
Many Catholics feel like being Catholic is optional.
We don’t engage because we’ve lost the plot, don’t know why it matters, and don’t know where it’s all going.
- Discover how being Catholic actually makes life exciting!
- How you can be an irresistible, magnetic person.
- Get the confidence that you’re living the right life.
We are hosting dozens of key speakers giving short talks on amazing topics!
Find out why today is best time to be Catholic – ever!
$12? Why so inexpensive?
Congrats to Fiona Carolan, from Australia!
From 281 entries, one lucky, random winner earned 1000 Passes for a parish, school, or institution of her choice. A $12,000 gift!
The passes were donated in her name, in honor of St John Paul II’s 100 birthday anniversary on May 18th.
Thanks to all who participated, and made this May 2020 conference event special!
Life Worth Living
Encounter the Divine through beauty
Beauty is speaking to us, what is it saying?! An introduction to why/how art and beauty reminds us who we are and our calling. Meet Kate ->
How Practicing Gratitude Can Change Your Life
We see what we are looking for, we get what we expect. We are naturally wired to see what is negative and wrong in the world. If we can re-train ourselves to see all as grace, all as gift, we can begin transforming the way we see the world, and this in turn will change how we live. Meet Sam->
How to Build Authentic Intimacy
For those struggling in their marriage, here are a few ways to renew your hope in having a thriving relationship! Meet Simon ->
Never give up
I never really practiced my Catholic Faith growing up. Then God woke me up: A fatal car accident left me in a coma, and the doctors wanted to euthanase me. But I survived. Today, I feel more than excited to be Catholic. I feel honored. I get to share the faith with people now! All because the Faith finally brought me back home. Meet Brenden ->
Making Catholicism Fun Again
Pope Francis wrote in Joy of the Gospel, “there are many Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter.” Too often, as Catholics, we forget that the Gospel message truly is good news! The power of the Resurrection is offered to us by Jesus. The good news should permeate our lives so we can be radiant in joy and share that with the world. Meet Taylor ->
We were not called to survive we were called to thrive!
Religious vocations get years of training. But what about us, the laity? In our own vocations, we need intentional and strategic formation just as much. Discover the 8 main arenas of a woman’s life, and transform your life. Imagine if women everywhere could dive deep into our feminine genius and make real progress toward our best selves! Meet Naomi ->
How to make personal prayer a constant habit!
Through personal stories, Monica shares practical tips for prayer. They can be easily customized to fit our busy lives, using visual cues, habits, daily tasks, thoughts, feelings, and even our struggles as Prompts to Pray. Meet Monica ->
Discover the gift only YOU can give!
Catholic women often feel trapped in a certain mold or concept of “vocation”. In honor of the Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday on May 18th, let’s dive into the truth of the dignity and vocation of women at all stages and seasons of life. The complementarity of lay and religious women is critical to the life of the Church and to the overall happiness of women! Come discover the gift only YOU can give, because of the gift that YOU are. Meet Rachel ->
Discernment and Decision 101: Practical Ways to Know Where to Go in Life
Too often we can stay stuck in a ‘discernment/indecision’ mode. We’re afraid of making the wrong choice, or not doing God’s will. In this talk, you will learn 4 super practical questions to ask and 4 action steps to take so that you can live a life of more freedom and confidence! Meet Maria ->
Your Mission Field
In a time when many are retreating into themselves, our Lord, the Good Shepherd looks to his sheepdogs to step into the field and do what only they can do: sing. Now is the time to bring them home. Meet Patrick ->
Set the World on Fire
I have learned strength from my pain-filled past, insights from my faith journey, and my conversion to Catholicism brought me empowerment and home in the Church! Now I am ready to set this crazy world on fire! Meet Nicole ->
Catholicism Gives Us Purpose!
What do you see in your future? What truly ignites a fire in you? Think about your hopes and dreams, and try to find one reason why Catholicism will get in the way. You can’t! Catholicism gives us purpose! Meet Dave ->
Christendom is Dead. Long Live Christianity.
Tony Vasinda dives into the shifts in his own life that caused him to leave the comfortable safety of parish ministry and to step into a full time missional reality of simply loving God, and loving his neighbors. Through his story he will also parallel the transitions we are going through in the Church, why we are losing 56% or Millennials, and how you can save the Church and save souls by doing two simple things. Meet Tony ->
Karen Cruess, MA, LPC
Rewriting Your Story with God
6 keys to begin living the life of joy and peace that God has planned for you “from the beginning”. If you are someone who is not thrilled with the story you have been living out of, this talk will give you keys to stepping into a new story of deeper, joy peace, and passion for living. Meet Karen ->
Why do we NEED Catholicism?
We all have essential human needs. Beyond survival, some needs resurface continually throughout life. We feel them most passionately at dark emotional moments, such as times of pain, evil, illness, and more. What these all shout out to us is our authentic NEED for Catholicism. Join us for the talk to discover why! Meet Anthony ->
3 Keys to Impacting The Next Generation
Everyone desires and hungers for adventure, it is innate to the human heart. However, people seek adventure in all certain ways, specifically the youth. Generation Z, the current generation of high schoolers seeks adventure in so many ways apart from God and it is leading to a Mass exodus. What if we as the Church could lead the charge in authenticity? I propose that this adventure worth living for is found in: 1. A relationship with God. 2. Living in their Identity as a Son or Daughter of God. and 3. Living out a mission that only they can do. Meet Sam ->
Be A Magnetic Catholic
Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP
Media Mindful Discipleship: Becoming Cultural Mystics
How can we integrate our faith within a media culture? By becoming mystics! Through theological reflection and critical engagement we can discover the needs of humanity present in the art of pop culture. To become inculturated evangelizers today, we are called to take a sacred look on what is expressed in the culture about humanity’s longing for that something more, for the supernatural, for God! Only then can we propose the true joy of the Gospel. Meet Sr. Nancy ->
The Role of Hope in being Catholic
In Pope Benedict VIX’s encyclical letter, Spe Salvi, he says that the one who has hope lives differently. During this talk I will go through some points found in Spe Salvi and how the virtue of hope transforms the way live. Meet Mikki ->
Elena Nuñez Murdock
Put Out Into The Deep
Our society reflects the values of a highly secular and god-less culture. If we, Catholics, want to see change in our society we need bold action takers at the highest levels. In the corner office, in the boardroom, in media, and tech. Meet Elena ->
How to be a Gen Z superwoman in Catholic friendships
It is our desire to inspire in others the knowledge that a deep, meaningful friendship is possible. By learning what to avoid, we can find what to encourage in our interactions with others. Learning to hold each other accountable and lead each other closer to Christ is the kind of friendship we are called to emulate as Catholics. Meet Catherine ->
Love, Sex, and Liturgy
Union with Christ is the center of our faith, the purpose of life, the answer to the quest for happiness. But it can sound boring, churchy, even sterile. I share my story of the veil being lifted and being knocked on my feet with the glory of the Spousal Analogy. Meet Rose ->
How to fundraise the Catholic way
Learn how to fundraise the Catholic way. I’ve helped small, independent Catholic apostolates raise millions. Practical steps based on Catholic teaching and the Lives of the Saints on how you can attract more donors, raise more funds, and dramatically move your Catholic apostolate forward. Meet Brice ->
Donna A. Heckler
Radiance from the Inside Out
A radiant Catholic lets God shine through them; allowing his light to reach, touch and inspire others. What does it look like to Be Radiant? How can we radiate God’s light and love each day? Donna shares her compelling story of being very ill with cancer and learning to be radiant in every moment; drawing others to God in the process. Meet Donna ->
How to be a Gen Z superwoman in Catholic friendships
Kendra von Esh
Find Something More
Kendra bought into what this world said would make her happy – money, prestige, power, pleasure and bought into the culture of ‘me’ … Then God found her and flipped her reality upside down and changed everything in her life. Meet Kendra ->
The Grace Trifecta
What excites me about the Catholic faith? The treasury of traditions and devotions! My faith was set ablaze when I realized God had provided us a very simple formula for growing in faith. I call it the Grace Trifecta – Prayer, Sacraments, and Scripture. Meet Allison ->
Special Guest: Alex Jones
Catholic Meditation - The Path to a Life of Purpose and Peace
Alex was raised Catholic, but only because his mother “dragged” him to Sunday mas. Later, he fell completely away from the Church. Mid-career, he regularly turned to a secular meditation app. It was through contemplative prayer that Alex found his way back to God. Since 2018, he and the Hallow team, have dedicated themselves to making Catholic meditation available and accessible across the world. Meet Alex ->
Hallow is a Partner with this conference.
Discovering your call to Sanctity
The lives of the early Church martyrs are an incredible inspiration for young people. They’re the reason I’m on fire for my faith, and want to help ignite that fire in the hearts of as many people as I can. Meet Madeleine ->
I Want What You Have
A challenge to the audience to become ‘Magnetic Catholics’ themselves by living a faith that is authentic, in the here and now, and non-apologetic in a way that the Holy Spirit is personally calling them. So that others can say to them: “I want what you have!” Meet Robert ->
Confidence about the truth
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Greeting & Welcome Prayer
In the spirit of C. S. Lewis, we need to find ways to communicate complex teachings in simple, ordinary ways. Fr. Dwight is passionate about communicating the Gospel with enthusiasm, joy, and orthodoxy. Meet Fr. Dwight ->
What's so great about being Catholic?
Why Be Catholic? There’s ultimately only one reason: because it’s true. Discover the beauty and the treasures of the faith, as revealed through her saints and sacraments. Meet Jason ->
John Paul the Great: The Pope of Hope
JP2 had every reason to be cynical about God and the world, but he was an eternal optimist because he understood salvation history and had a deep, personal relationship with the Lord enabling him to see God’s hand in everything — including tragedy. We’re called to the same — and to be excited about being Catholic in today’s world. Meet Patrick ->
Discovering the Fullness of Truth
David Bereit (founder and former CEO of 40 Days for Life) is married to Margaret, a cradle Catholic. After 28 years of attending Mass together, David was received into full communion with the Catholic Church at the 2018 Easter Vigil. During this presentation, the Bereits will share their love of Catholicism and what led David to convert. Meet David ->
Hope Does Not Disappoint: Filled With the Spirit of God
The word ‘hope’ is often thrown around in anticipation for something to come. ‘Hopefully things will get better.’ But what if hope comes with blessings now, not just later? This isn’t wishful thinking, this is God’s presence in you NOW! Meet Joshua ->
How Islam Led me Back to Christ
An encounter that radically transformed a young man to be filled with zeal and passion for the truth. This led him into the seminary, study, marriage, being a father to seven children, and founding Parousia, a lay apostolate. Meet Charbel ->
Divine Mercy: God won’t be outdone by illness, fear, and anxiety
We are living in the time of mercy. How to tap into the tremendous amounts of grace Jesus is offering through the revelations of His Divine Mercy. Meet Colin ->
What is Truth?
Standing on the red carpet of a star-studded film premiere, at Cannes Film Festival, Nicole first began to understand what truth truly is. At the height of her acting and producing career, she began a hunt for the truth. It led her all the way to Catholicism – the best decision she ever made. Meet Nicole ->
YOU are your child's education
Many parents feel unqualified to homeschool, and private school was not in the budget. Parents will remember that whether we homeschool or send children to school, we are still the primary educators. Meet Judith ->
Prioritizing prayer as the central method of discernment has paid massive dividends in my life.
I (and we at Hallow) would love to help others do the same. This Conference has the chance to inspire a lot of people to start afresh their journey into Christ.
CoFounder of Hallow
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Parousia is excited to be involved in this important online event at a time when it’s not possible to host LIVE events at physical venues.
The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. I encourage you to get involved for the sake of building up the kingdom of God.”
Founder of Parousia
“Love the idea of bite-size ‘Catholic TED Talks.’ Can’t wait to hear from these speakers.”
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E-conferences for e-Catholics.
What a slick idea to get around all that plague razzmatazz!
A stronger understanding of our identity in Christ and our longing for Him will help us carry on in times of trial.
I think this conference has the ability to facilitate that understanding.
Meet JW ->
Why people are excited to attend this conference:
I am also to be able to catch various speakers on my schedule… love that they are short and quick as I can find 15 min here and there.
I am excited to see and learn what others have to share. We are in a beautiful time right now. In the midst of pain and chaos we gain beauty from ashes. We have the ability as the Church to rise to the occasion and point the world to Jesus. I am excited to have a front row seat.
Like most people right now, finding a new way to grow in faith is important for our mental and spiritual health. While I’m eager to return to Mass and the sacraments, I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to participate in events like this one.
The ability to allow my faith to grow… from home… for free… after nearly 2 months at home with no mass, this is very timely!
I’m looking forward to renewing my Catholic spirituality and enthusiasm.
I truly love hearing Tony Vasinda speak. He’s made a huge impact on my spiritual life.
I want to know what others are thinking, what questions they’re asking, what matters to them. And I need their encouragement–especially during these grim times.
I think of myself as a smart Catholic.
The title ‘Renewed Hope’ made me excited to join and learn, especially coming off a high off the other conference to hear more from the speakers who spoke God’s Love through their words.
I have grown up in the Catholic faith and it is only now in my mid-life, am I drawing from the various resources available virtually, gems and treasures of the truth of the faith.
So very hungry and it was free and I love learning! Thank you!
I love being Catholic, I truly love our faith because of Jesus… The people are hungry for teachings of the saints, of deep spiritual talks on the readings to make them alive so that when it’s time to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, it becomes true food true communion with Christ.
I’m really excited on how I can share my faith with others – especially to those who do not know Jesus yet or have misconceptions about our Catholic Faith.
I joined the conference so I could be in surrounded by other Catholics (even if only virtually) for the weekend. I need the fellowship, the unity, and I am always up for the knowledge.
I am able to connect virtually with speakers that enhance my Catholic faith in a very special way. I realize that I am not alone in wanting to be an active Catholic in this secular world.