2022 Speakers (More To Be Announced Soon!)

Tim Staples

Tim Staples was a fallen-away Southern Baptist who as a teen came back to faith in Christ through the witness of televangelists. During his four-year tour with the U.S. Marine Corps, he became friends with a Marine well-versed in his Catholic Faith who challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That sparked a two-year search for the truth. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim attended Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. He was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he studied his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church. He converted in 1988 and spent six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy and studying theology at the graduate level. Realizing that his calling was not to be a priest, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.

Professor Janet Smith

Professor Smith is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and A Right to Privacy. Her volume entitled Self-Gift contains her previously published essays on Humanae Vitae and the thought of John Paul II. More than two million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not” have been distributed. Professor Smith served three terms as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family, and 8 years on the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission III. She authors a regular column for the National Catholic Register and has appeared on GeraldoFox Morning News, CNN International, CNN Newsroom, AlJazeera, and EWTN among others. Professor Smith has received three honorary doctorates and several awards for her scholarship and service.

Matt Fradd

Matt Fradd is a Catholic Australian author, podcaster, and university professor. He has written and contributed to numerous books including Does God Exist? A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas, Marian Consecration With Aquinas, and The Porn Myth. Matt earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary where he now teaches. He lives with his wife, Cameron, and their four children in Ohio.

Cameron Fradd

Cameron Fradd is the founder of Among the Lilies, a Podcast for women “who are tired of pretending and ready to be real!” She speaks weekly to a growing community of women about being authentic and real. She speaks passionately about Feminine Genius and believes that all women are beautiful and wonderfully made. Cameron has an unshakable faith in Our Lord and deep desire to share her heart with others, especially women. Through her podcast, social media and her speaking engagements, she is passionate about helping women discover their identity as beloved daughters of God. She spends most of her time raising and homeschooling her four beautiful and energetic children in Steubenville, OH where she lives with her husband Matt Fradd. The two together have done many amazing things, more specifically, they have co-authored the book Restored: True Stories of Love and Lust After Porn.  With a smile always on her face and praise on her lips, she presses onward one day at time uttering the words of her Patron Saint Joan of Arc, “It was for this that I was born!”

Austin Ruse

Austin Ruse has headed the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) since shortly after its creation in the summer of 1997. Austin has held the title of President since 2000. Austin was a founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and founding columnist at TheCatholicThing.org. He has appeared on a number of national cable network programs discussing UN and Catholic issues, including news programs on CNN, CBS News, MSNBC, and Fox News. Austin serves on various boards including Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Trailways Publishing House, and Imago Dei. Austin has published more than 800 essays, articles and columns in numerous publications. He is a former foreign affairs commentator for EWTN’s weekly news broadcast The World Over hosted by Raymond Arroyo. Austin is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He is also a member of the Council on National Policy. 

Thank you to Our 2021 Speakers!

Cardinal

George Pell

Dr. Ralph Martin

Bishop

Joseph Strickland

Steve Ray

Noelle Mering

Trent Horn

Philip Gray