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Catholic Men for Christ Conference builds the Kingdom of God

The 11th annual Catholic Men for Christ Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

Guided by the Four Pillars — Conversion, Reconciliation, Discipleship, and Evangelization — the Catholic Men for Christ Conference is dedicated to building the Kingdom of God in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and beyond by engaging, educating, and encouraging Catholic men to live their faith and to lead their families in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Honored Guests: Program at Catholic Men for Christ conference addresses needs of homeless and at-risk men

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Richard Henderson prayed during the Catholic Men for Christ conference Feb. 6 at Peabody Opera House Downtown. Richard was part of the Honored Guests program, which invites homeless and at-risk men to the conference for fellowship and more.

Richard Henderson lowered his head in reverence as a priest on stage led a group prayer.

He was among 1,100 men gathered for a day of prayer and faith. But unlike most at Peabody Opera House on Feb 6., Richard's journey to be there — even just to be standing — has been difficult.

Two years ago, Richard didn't have a permanent home or a stable job. He had just had a hip replacement, was using a walker and was on the verge of losing a leg, stemming from an issue with diabetes.

Zip Rzeppa's 'Purpose' supports better media

Known for his Friday night Zippo awards, Zip Rzeppa left behind his broadcasting career and became an author. His latest book is called “For A Greater Purpose.” This true life story of Zip includes connections with Bill O’Reilly, Howard Stern and Joe Buck in an attempt to inspire others to grow closer to Jesus and His Blessed Mother.

It doesn't take much to get Zip Rzeppa enthused. Just ask anyone who knows the former TV broadcaster who pioneered an innovative, energy-charged approach to telling the nightly sports news.

These days he's passionate about providing people with better choices in their use of the media and with opportunities to learn about their faith.

Catholic Men for Christ Conference calls men to discipleship

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, right, laughed with Christopher “Zip” Rzeppa, left, before beginning his keynote address on discipleship at the Catholic Men for Christ Conference on Feb. 1 at the Peabody Opera House.

Addressing the crowd at the Peabody Opera House, master of ceremonies Christopher "Zip" Rzeppa began with the standard greeting of "ladies and gentlemen," and, laughing, he said old habits die hard. He was addressing around 2,000 men gathered for the seventh annual Catholic Men for Christ Conference Feb. 1. The theme for the event was "Go and Make Disciples of All Nations" and was sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Laity and Family Life.

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