Immortal Combat

by | Jun 1, 2020 | Latest, Past Events

Immortal Combat Men’s Conference

Short talks ⋅ Dynamic Speakers ⋅ Practical Advice | Unless we have eyes to see the invisible battle that rages around us, the sacrifice of Christ on the cross will remain no more than an empty symbol. Catholic men today have a unique call to engage in this immortal combat with confidence, joy and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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“The real conflict is the inner conflict…

“There are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?”


St Maximillian Kolbe

Is ‘spiritual warfare’ relevant to space-age Catholics? The Gospels, situations in the Church, and the world around us say ‘yes’.

Everything rumbles with battle between forces of light and dark, good and evil. The fallout from this immortal combat fills many with confusion and fear. 

We Catholic men must be enlightened, motivated and inspired to serve our families and communities with a joyful confidence. Christ won a great victory on the cross, and we must take up arms with Him today, right now. How? 

Join keynote speaker Fr. Dwight Longenecker and top ranks of speakers for Immortal Combat – Living the Victory, a dynamic online men’s conference. Each speaker echoes St Therese of Lisieux’s cry: “Sanctity! It must be won at the point of a sword!”

Together, we equip ourselves to take up arms with our inner demons and outer struggles. We understand what it means to engage in the great immortal combat from the beginning of time.

Learn from great content. Connect with like-minded men. Live the victory.

18+ speakers.  22+ video talks. 

Join Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Fr Leo Patalinghug, Fr. Don Calloway and many more for a 3-day event.

Most talk are short, but some go into depth to explore the unique call men have to the great immortal combat of our natures. 

100% Catholic 

Our speakers and attendees are deeply faithful to our Catholic Church, the Blessed Sacrament, and the generous guidance and insights from Pope Francis. 

Both veterans and new voices share insights that work hard to echo the union called for by Christ, our Vatican Councils, and the hierarchy of the Church.

Together, we are building a community that celebrates the smart, beautiful faith of today’s Catholic frontier.

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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.

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“With an impeccable line up of Catholic speakers, including several Sophia authors, the Immortal Combat Men’s Conference is sure to equip men with the tools they need to engage in spiritual warfare and ignite in them a joyful passion for leading others to Christ.”

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Can a Catholic be Woke? Gloria Purvis on Pope Francis Generation

Can a Catholic be Woke? Gloria Purvis on Pope Francis Generation

In this final episode of season two, Dominic and Paul speak with Gloria Purvis. The conversation begins with Gloria sharing about her recent experience meeting and interviewing Pope Francis. Then we move into a discussion about racism, critical race theory, and what it means to be woke. It was an honor and privilege to talk with Gloria, and we hope you appreciate it as much as we did.

Gloria Purvis is an author, commentator and the host and executive producer of The Gloria Purvis Podcast. Through her media presence, she has been a strong Catholic voice for life issues, religious liberty, and racial justice. She has appeared in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS Newshour, NPR, Newsweek, and Catholic Answers Live and hosted Morning Glory, an international radio show. She presented a powerful video series entitled Racism, Human Dignity and The Catholic Church through the Word on Fire Institute. Most recently, she was part of a groundbreaking, exclusive interview with Pope Francis with a delegation from America Media. She is the Inaugural Pastoral Fellow at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame University and recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Portland in Oregon.

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ABOUT POPE FRANCIS GENERATION – Season 2
Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

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Got a question you’d like us to respond to in the next episode? Have some feedback? Visit us at popefrancisgeneration.com to send a message. Paid subscribers get to watch each episode before everyone else, join private Q&As, and pitch ideas for the topic of our final show this season!

ABOUT PAUL FAHEY
Paul lives in Michigan with his wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what he loves: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community. https://smartcatholics.com

SPONSOR: SELECT INTERNATIONAL TOURS
More Catholic Leaders choose Select International Tours than any other pilgrimage company. With 35 years of award-winning travel planning, they have a track record of excellence and faithfulness. And they are a small company with a big heart, because every one of their pilgrimage trips helps to support and fund their 501 (c)(3) charity work, helping Christian families thrive in the Holy Land. If you’re ready to travel, or if you’re looking to lead a group of your own, take the next step on your pilgrimage by visiting: https://selectinternationaltours.com

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Solidarity: commitment to the common good amid structural sin

Solidarity: commitment to the common good amid structural sin

Paul and Dominic discuss the fourth principle of Catholic Social Teaching: solidarity. In this conversation, they explore what the Church teaches about structural sin, the preferential option for the poor, racism, immigration, and care for the environment. These are challenging teachings that call us to envision a world that is healed and transformed by Jesus Christ.

Solidarity must be seen above all in its value as a moral virtue that determines the order of institutions. On the basis of this principle the “structures of sin” that dominate relationships between individuals and peoples must be overcome. They must be purified and transformed into structures of solidarity through the creation or appropriate modification of laws, market regulations, and juridical systems. Solidarity is also an authentic moral virtue, not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good. That is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all. (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church)

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ABOUT POPE FRANCIS GENERATION – Season 2
Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

SUPPORT THIS SHOW: PFG MEMBERS
Got a question you’d like us to respond to in the next episode? Have some feedback? Visit us at popefrancisgeneration.com to send a message. Paid subscribers get to watch each episode before everyone else, join private Q&As, and pitch ideas for the topic of our final show this season!

ABOUT PAUL FAHEY
Paul lives in Michigan with his wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what he loves: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community. https://smartcatholics.com

SPONSOR: SELECT INTERNATIONAL TOURS
More Catholic Leaders choose Select International Tours than any other pilgrimage company. With 35 years of award-winning travel planning, they have a track record of excellence and faithfulness. And they are a small company with a big heart, because every one of their pilgrimage trips helps to support and fund their 501 (c)(3) charity work, helping Christian families thrive in the Holy Land. If you’re ready to travel, or if you’re looking to lead a group of your own, take the next step on your pilgrimage by visiting: https://selectinternationaltours.com

SUPPORTERS: WherePeterIs
https://wherepeteris.com/

ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and regroup with us in the free, Catholic community on smartcatholics.com
We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning.

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A Catholic Critique of Capitalism – Interview with John Médaille

A Catholic Critique of Capitalism – Interview with John Médaille

Dominic and Paul interview John Médaille about his book, Toward a Truly Free Market, and discuss a Catholic critique of Capitalism. John dives into some of the history of Capitalism and also offers some ideas for what a more just economy–an economy that places family and the common good at the center–looks like.

John teaches Catholic Social Teaching to business students at the University of Dallas and has forty years of business experience. He is the author of The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace; Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More; and Theology: Mythos or Logos?: A Dialogue on Faith, Reason, and History.

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ABOUT POPE FRANCIS GENERATION – Season 2
Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

SUPPORT THIS SHOW: PFG MEMBERS
Got a question you’d like us to respond to in the next episode? Have some feedback? Visit us at popefrancisgeneration.com to send a message. Paid subscribers get to watch each episode before everyone else, join private Q&As, and pitch ideas for the topic of our final show this season!

ABOUT PAUL FAHEY
Paul lives in Michigan with his wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what he loves: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community. https://smartcatholics.com

SPONSOR: SELECT INTERNATIONAL TOURS
More Catholic Leaders choose Select International Tours than any other pilgrimage company. With 35 years of award-winning travel planning, they have a track record of excellence and faithfulness. And they are a small company with a big heart, because every one of their pilgrimage trips helps to support and fund their 501 (c)(3) charity work, helping Christian families thrive in the Holy Land. If you’re ready to travel, or if you’re looking to lead a group of your own, take the next step on your pilgrimage by visiting: https://selectinternationaltours.com

SUPPORTERS: WherePeterIs
https://wherepeteris.com/

ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and regroup with us in the free, Catholic community on smartcatholics.com
We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning.

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