Audio Presentations

Below are audio MP3’s of presentations given at the “Philadelphia Catholic Life Congress 2014”. The speaker bios and presentations are linked below:

Father Robert J. Spitzer – Jesuit Priest, Philosopher, Educator, Author, Speaker,
Retired President of Ganzaga University – Spokane Washington and current President of
MAGIS Center

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 16, 1952, Fr. Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order, and is currently the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith ( and the Spitzer Center ( The Magis Center produces documentaries, books, high school curricula, college courses, adult-education curricula, and new media materials to show the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary astrophysics, philosophy, and historical study of the New Testament. The Spitzer Center produces facilitated curricula to strengthen culture, faith, and spirit in Catholic organizations as well as nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Father Robert Spitzer – The Person and mission of Jesus Christ

Father Robert Spitzer – Science, Reason, and Faith in Catechesis.

Curtis Martin is the Founder and CEO of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, one of the fastest growing movements in the Catholic Church. In reflecting on the work of FOCUS, Timothy Cardinal Dolan stated, “If you’re looking for hope, look to FOCUS.”

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Curtis as a Consulter to the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization. He holds a Masters degree in Theology and is the author of the best-selling book Made for More, and co-host the new ground-breaking show on EWTN, Crossing the Goal. In 2004, Curtis and his wife Michaelann were awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope John Paul II for their outstanding service to the Church. Curtis and Michaelann, live in Westminster, CO. They are blessed by God with nine children.

 Curtis Martin – A New Pentecost for a new Evangelization.