She summed up her commitment to scripture study by stating, “If you don’t really know Jesus, how can you commit to Him? The way to know Him is through His Holy Word. The whole of Scripture is what we need to study.
Other speakers included Dr. William Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, who spoke about “The Perfection of Now,” encouraging conference attendees to fully live every moment of every day and to be thankful for every gift that God has. gave them.
“God’s grace is raining down on us like Niagara Falls,” Thierfelder said. “We should be shocked if we really recognize what God has done in our lives.”
Father Patrick Winslow, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Tryon, North Carolina, and CSSI author and speaker, also spoke, addressing the facts about the exorcism rite and the Catholic Church. . He explained the difference between private exorcism and the rite of exorcism, which only a Catholic priest can perform.
The Perpetual Hope Gospel Choir of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina performed a concert during the event that had attendees on their feet.
Bishop Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte, celebrated Sunday Mass for conference attendees, reflecting on the Gospel of Matthew in which St. Peter asks Jesus to allow him to come to him on the water but panics and begins to sink before Jesus comes to help him.
“The proclamation of this Gospel today reminds us of the greatness of our faith in Jesus,” Bishop Jugis said, “and not to fear in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles that are arrayed against us on all sides.”
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Printed with permission from the Catholic News Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina