Who is Your Favorite Catholic Speaker of 2009?


warnerMatthew Warner of the wonderful FallibleBlogma.com has compiled a great list of 100 noted Catholic speakers and is inviting readers’ votes for their favorites of the year.  I am so completely humbled by my inclusion on this list among such wonderful giants of our faith as Fr. Corapi and Dr. Scott Hahn.  I invite you to visit Matthew’s blog and vote for your top ten favorites – I had a difficult time limiting myself to only ten!!

When I think back on the year 2009 and my wonderful experiences hearing Catholic speakers this year, many stand out for me.  Fr. Dave Dwyer, Danielle Bean and Patrick Madrid at this year’s Catholic New Media Celebration were incredible!  At this year’s Congress in Anaheim, I was able to hear Mark Hart, Fr. Jim Martin, and Dave Durand – three of my absolute heroes.  I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Fr. Corapi or Dr. Hahn (or his incredible wife Kimberly Hahn) in person – those names remain on my wish list!!  And of course, I have to give props to my SQPN family, Fr. Roderick, Dr. Paul Camarata, Jeff Young, Joe McClane, Fr. Leo and Greg and Jennifer Willits.

This list is also a terrific resource if you are looking for a speaker for your parish or organization event.  Thanks again to Matthew Warner for coming up with this idea!

Who is the best Catholic speaker of 2009?


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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