2014 Conference Speakers

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone

The Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone was ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of Charleston on March 25, 2009, in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

His motto is "Walk Humbly With Your God".

Celebrant & Homilist
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Father Bill Casey, C.P.M.

Father Bill Casey, C.P.M. is a native of Philadelphia, PA and a 1979 graduate of Temple University. After graduating from college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Upon leaving the Army, he entered the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy. He studied Philosophy at Christendom College and Theology at Holy Apostles Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. In 1997, Fr. Casey was elected the Superior General of the Congregation. Father Casey is a nationally renowned speaker and a frequent guest on EWTN.

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Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense, hands-on approach to living the Catholic faith will challenge and inspire you! He is the Founder and Director of Servant Enterprises, Inc., a Christian evangelization and apologetics organization dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Catholic values, principles, and teaching in complete faithfulness and total submission to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium. The goal of his apostolate is to bring as many people as possible to a deeper love of Christ and the Gospel by sharing the truth of the Catholic faith in love. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is the host of several television series on EWTN, including Behold the Man and Made in His Image.
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Ricardo Castanon Gomez, Ph.D.

Ricardo Castanon Gomez, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who specializes in brain biochemistry and who has participated in more than a half-dozen studies of Eucharistic miracles over the past two decades, He will address the preponderance of scientific evidence to support the Eucharistic miracle at Lanciano, Italy, as well as other Eucharistic Miracles throughout the world. Dr. Castanon Gomez studied at the University of San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia, where he resides, and also at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, Italy. He also has studied in London, England; Lyon, France; and Berkeley, California, USA. Dr. Castanon Gomez has been widely recognized for his scientific accomplishments, including an award from the United Nations. He now lectures extensively around the world about his work which provides scientific proof of Christ’s real presence in the Holy Eucharist.

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Rev. Joseph Leo Iannuzzi

Rev. Joseph Leo Iannuzzi is a doctoral alumnus of the Gregorian Pontifical University. He has obtained 5 post-graduate degrees, with studies in medicine, music, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and theology.

As a young medical student, Joseph traveled to a Marian shrine in 1988 where he was inspired to enter the seminary. In 1991 he obtained a Ph.B. in Philosophy and was awarded the Kilburn Award. While assigned for 15 years in Italy, Rev. Iannuzzi studied Italian, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and other languages. He also obtained an STB, M. Div., STL and STD, Ph.D. in Theology, with specialization in patristics, dogmatics and mysticism.

Rev. Iannuzzi was one of four selected students to receive a grant from the Pontifical Biblicum University of Rome to study theology in Israel. While in Rome he assisted the exorcist of Rome, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, and has written several books on prophecy and revelation. He appeared on EWTN and was host of several television and national radio broadcasts. He has translated numerous theological works into English and has authored seven publications.

Rev. Iannuzzi’s first exposure to the writings of the Italian mystic Luisa Piccarreta occurred over twenty years ago while making a holy hour in a Trappist monastery. By a stroke of providence, there lay on the empty pew before him a volume of Luisa. After having read it, he discovered on the monastery windowsill a pamphlet of the same mystic. The following day a senior nun (now deceased) approached him and asked if he might be interested in translating Luisa’s works from Italian to English. He accepted this task.

In 2012 Rev. Iannuzzi successfully completed his doctorate in theology at the Gregorian Pontifical University of Rome, and he has translated into English all of Luisa’s writings that are cited in his doctoral dissertation and are approved by the Pontifical University that is authorized by the Holy See.



Fr. Peter Striker, Rector

Fr. Peter Striker, Rector

Along with his two brothers and three sisters, Fr. Peter grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He enjoyed photography, running, and other wholesome activities, yet he also has fond memories of attending Mass and praying the Rosary as a family. After college he worked for Westin Hotels & Resorts. He frequently stopped in at the Daughters of St. Paul Bookstore, and the Sisters there encouraged him to pray about religious life and priesthood. He entered the Fathers of Mercy in August of 1991, received formation at St. Philip’s Seminary in Toronto, and he thanks God that he was ordained a priest on May 30th, 1998. Fr. Peter is now blessed to be serving the faithful at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, located in the Diocese of Green Bay.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa recently interviewed His Excellency, Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, and Fr. Peter Stryker, C.P.M., about the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, the first and only Marian shrine in the U.S. that is on the site of an approved apparition of the Blessed Mother.

You can see the interview through this link.

The Fathers of Mercy have been privileged to staff the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help since 2011.