On March 14, the organization Tradition, Family, Property—Louisiana held its 2015 Friends Conference at its headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana. Close to 100 friends and supporters came from throughout the state and neighboring Texas. The theme for the event was “Return to Order: Understanding the Post-Modern World and Creating a Catholic Culture.”
Return to Order author John Horvat II delivered a talk titled “The Way of the Cross Society.” It was based on a chapter of his book with the same title. Mr. Horvat stressed on the need to change the culture from one which avoids the cross to one that embraces it.
Other speakers included TFP member Norman Fulkerson, author of American Knight, who spoke on “The Importance of America’s Attraction for Heroism and the Sublime.” The third speaker was Michael Chad Shibler, a teacher at TFP-staffed St. Louis de Montfort Academy in Herndon, Penn. His talk, “Beyond the Bunker,” discussed alternatives to the tendency of some conservatives to isolate themselves from the crisis rather than try to solve it.
The well-organized event was full of opportunities to meet new friends and old. Of course, no Louisiana event is complete without fine cooking. There were plenty of refreshments, much conversation and an optional wine and cheese get-together after the talks. Those attending left with plenty of ideas to think about and put into action.