Bishop of Charleston
Bishop 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”
Jeff Cavins is a nationally known public speaker whose engaging style of teaching has helped hundreds of thousands of Catholics grasp a better understanding of the Catholic faith and the scriptures. Jeff has hosted the live TV program, “My Life on the Rock” on EWTN and daily radio program, “Morning Air” on Relevant Radio. He has written several books published through Ascension Press and Franciscan Media. Jeff has led pilgrimages to Bible lands for over thirty years.
For more information see JeffCavins.com
Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro‐life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. In 1993 he requested permission to devote his entire life and ministry to ending abortion. Since then, he has served fulltime in pro‐life leadership with his bishop’s permission. He is the National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro‐life ministry in the Catholic Church.
He is also the President of the National Pro‐life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels throughout the country, to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion. He produces programs regularly for religious and secular radio and television networks. He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on the life issues and has addressed the pro‐life caucus of the United States House of Representatives. The Vatican appointed him to the Pontifical Academy for Life and to the Pontifical Council for the Family, which coordinates the pro‐life activities of the Catholic Church. He was present at the bedside of Terri Schiavo as she was dying and was an outspoken advocate for her life. He was invited by members of the Class of 2009 at Notre Dame to lead an alternate commencement ceremony for those students who refused to attend the ceremony in which President Obama was honored. Fr. Frank was invited by members of Congress to preach at the prayer service they had in the Capitol just prior to the vote on health care reform. He received the “Proudly Pro‐life Award” by the National Right to Life Committee, and numerous other pro‐life awards and honorary doctorates. His work has been praised by Presidents, Popes, and countless citizens. He is the author of four books, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It; Pro‐life Reflections for Every Day; Abolishing Abortion, and Proclaiming the Message of Life. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade abortion decision, called Fr. Frank “the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church.”
For more information see PriestsforLife.com
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.
For more information see FathersofMercy.com
Mission Preacher and Retreat Master
Fr. Brian Thomas Becket Mullady is the son of an Air Force officer and was raised throughout the United States. He entered the Dominican Order in 1966 and was ordained in Oakland, California in 1972. He has been a parish priest, high school teacher, retreat master, mission preacher and university professor. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the Angelicum University in Rome, Italy and was professor there for six years. He has taught at several colleges and seminaries in the United States. He is currently a mission preacher and retreat master for the Western Dominican Province. He also teaches two months of the year at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT. He has had twelve series on Mother Angelica’s EWTN television network. He is the author of four books and numerous articles and writes the Answer column in Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He is also designed as an official Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis for the Year of Mercy.
For more information see FatherBTM.com
Director and Founder
Doug Barry, devoted husband and father of five, is the founder and director of the Catholic ministry RADIX. Since 1992 he has traveled both nationally and internationally to help spread and defend the Catholic faith. Speaking to young and old alike through television, radio and live appearances, Doug is also well known for his powerful one-man performance of The Passion of Christ, which has been aired on EWTN and performed live both nationally internationally. Doug was co-host for EWTN’s television program ‘Life on the Rock’ for the past several years, and is currently host for EWTN’s brand new television program ‘BATTLE READY.’
BATTLE READY is a mission of RADIX to help strengthen and encourage the soldier of Christ to be aware of, prepared for and engaged in the spiritual fight that we are in. Since the start of the BATTLE READY initiative, these BATTLE READY events have been able to reach out to many hearts and souls and have offered a powerful opportunity to rally the troops for Christ and the faith!
For more information see BattleReadyStrong.com
Master of Ceremonies
Jim Carino is pleased to accept this year’s role as Master of Ceremonies for the 6th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference. He considers himself abundantly blessed as a lifelong Catholic and seeks continuous grow and maturity in his faith.
Born in a very (German) Catholic Community of St. Mary’s, PA and attended Catholic elementary and high schools there. He earned a BSME from The Pennsylvania State University and an Executive MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson Business School.
He married the love of his life, Janice, in December of 1980, who with God’s collaboration, has blessed the family with sons: Blaise, Christopher and John-David.
Stewardship of time and talent efforts within the church: active altar server, lector, Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Adoration.
He enlisted his initial volunteer efforts to Catholic Radio in SC in 2008, primarily lending his voice to record prayer readings, and for which he continues today. Locally, he can be heard on 1300 AM WCKI, and via other network stations throughout SC.
He has been employed previously in the automotive glass industry for 26 years, and these last 13 years have been spent in the medical device business with North American Rescue located in Greer, SC.
Jim/family have been members at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville, SC since 1998; he has been a long time Director, Lectors there, and a past member of the Pastoral Council.
Dr. John Bruchalski received his M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL, in 1987. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical Center and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991. He received board certification in 1993. Motivated by a desire to become the best possible physician, Dr. Bruchalski performed abortions during his residency. Gradually, he realized that abortion actually harmed women. After a spiritual awakening, he returned to the Catholic faith of his youth and felt God’s call to start a medical practice that truly helped women. In 1994, Dr. Bruchalski founded Tepeyac in Fairfax, VA, offering, in addition to excellent medicine, a faith-based welcome to women regardless of belief, background, or financial situation. He strove to provide the best OB/GYN medicine and to care for those in need in accordance with the teachings of the Church on the sacredness of life. In 2000, he founded Divine Mercy Care, a non-profit organization, to assist Tepeyac and other similar life-affirming medical practices. Divine Mercy Care’s additional missions involve educating medical students in, and broadening community awareness of, pro-life medicine.
Dr. Bruchalski’s tireless leadership in the pro-life movement has led to affiliations with the Couple to Couple League, the Lejeune Foundation, Live Action, and many other pro-life efforts in America and internationally. He speaks passionately to a wide variety of audiences on such topics as ethics and conscience, bioethics and fertility, the pregnancy help movement, fertility awareness family planning, religious freedom in the medical world, and his own faith testimony.
Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Organist. Music Director. Kathy’s love of music and travel is a great combination. Her choirs have traveled internationally, singing in the Vatican and European Catholic Churches, and performing in concert for the City of Rome. Kathy’s Handbell Choir has toured Ireland, and has played for Spoleto in Charleston. She enjoys providing music for her parish and special events. Currently, she is Director of Music for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Simpsonville, SC.