On April 28-29, Return to Order author John Horvat II delivered two talks at the Marian Conference held at St. Mary’s Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Some 250 people were present at the event which was officially opened by Bishop Edward Rice.
The topics of the two talks were “Getting Past the Rhetoric” and “Return to Order.” Mr. Horvat spoke about the four ways America can return to God and what Catholics can do to make it happen. He also addressed ways in which Catholics can better follow the Fourth Commandment of honoring thy father and thy Mother.
Mr. Horvat drew from ideas found in the book, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Go Here, and Where We Need to Go.
Also speaking at the event were Dr. GregoryMary Thompson, Deacon Patrick O’Toole, Fr. Chris Alar, and Michael Kiser. Confessions and devotions were also part of the program. Many vendors were present offering materials, statues and books in honor of the Blessed Mother.
“The program was just the right mix of devotions, conversations, talks and meals,” Mr. Horvat commented. The organizers really outdid themselves in making Our Lady better loved and honored. That is the first step to any return to order.”
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