Catholics At Work
September 11th 2012, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

William J. Cox

President, CEO of Alliance of Catholic Healthcare

The Alliance is a statewide forum in which Catholic health care leaders collaborate to strengthen and promote the Catholic mission in health care by engaging in leadership formation, church relations, ethics and advocacy. The Alliance operates 54 Catholic and community-based hospitals in California.

Given the attacks on religious freedom today Bill is a speaker you must hear.

October 9, 2012, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Juliana Taimoorazy

Co-Creater and Co-Host of The Assyrian Open Forum

Born in 1973 in Tehran, Iran as an Assyrian Christian, she was subjected to severe religious persecution. Her story includes being smuggled out of Iran to Switzerland ultimately reaching America.   Today, she is a radio/TV personality living in Phoenix.

November 13, 2012, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Andreas Widmer

Author, Entrepreneur and Former Swiss Guard Protecting Pope John Paul II

A big man with a big story. In his youth he was a Pontifical Swiss Guard assigned to protecting Pope John Paul II. He moved away from the Vatican and drifted from his faith as he perused business success as a serial entrepreneur. He found success lacking an returned to Christ and found the Social Equity Fund whose mission ins identifying enterprise-based solutions to poverty

Authored best selling book, The Pope and the CEO
December 11, 2012, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Jennifer Roback Morse

President and Founder of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage

A renowned economist, strong family advocate and author; she combined her love of economics and family in a book, Love and Economics: Why a Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work. She is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage and is also a Senior Research Fellow in Economics at the Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Formerly, one of U.S.’s foremost secular feminists, now a well-known Catholic feminist.
February 12, 2013, 7:00 - 8:00 AM

BJ Cassin,

Serial Entrepreneur and Chairman and President of Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation


Hard driving successful business executive who rose in the business ranks to run Xidex Corporation with 7000 employees worldwide. He realized the importance of education in driving success and changing lives. He shifted his focus to education and is actively engaged in foundations that support schools based on the Cristo Rey and Nativity/San Miguel models that introduce center city young people to a world of new opportunities and provides the local business community a means to make a tangible difference in urban neighborhoods

One of Silicon Valley’s most successful VCs as founder of sixteen companies, including Cadence, Maxtor, Laserscope, and Xidex.
March 12,  2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Brian K. Kravec

Maximum Security Correctional officer for both men’s and women’s prisons.

A cradle Catholic, husband, father and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He's a career Correctional Peace Officer for the California Department of Corrections and has spent the last twenty-two years working in male and female maximum security prisons. Brian is a contributing writer for and serves his parish community by planning and promoting faith events bringing some of the best Catholic authors, speakers and performing artists to the Central Valley.


Brian and his wife are consecrated members of the Militia of the Immaculata. The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) is a worldwide spiritual evangelization movement, approved by the Vatican, with over four million members, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917. The mission of the MI is to bring the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


April 9,  2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Derry Connolly

Founder and President of ‘John Paul II, The Great’ University

Scientist, mathematician, businessman and educator. Passion for creating a personal culture that focuses on bringing Catholic values into one’s everyday life. He founded John Paul the Great Catholic University with a mission to impact our culture for Christ by shaping creators and innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs at the intersections of communications media, business, and technology, guided by the spiritual, moral and social teachings of Jesus Christ.

One of UCSD’s founding professors of their entrepreneurial program.

May 14, 2013, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Ray Flynn
Former Mayor of Boston and Ambassador to the Vatican

In 1999 became president of the Catholic Alliance and is currently on the board of Conscience Cause, a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy advocacy organization comprised of leaders from various faiths united to secure and preserve our constitutional rights of conscience.

One of Boston’s most revered politicians.