55th Annual DCCW Convention
at New Ulm Cathedral
Raymond is the Founder and Director of Saint Gabriel Communications, Australia’s first international outreach promoting Catholic Apologetics. He is also the Program Director for Portuguese-speaking countries for Human Life International (HLI); multi-lingual Apologist for the U.S.-based Saint Gabriel Communications International, Inc.; Coordinator of ‘Pro-Life Without Frontiers’; Chairman of the international ‘Walsingham Project’ for the Conversion of England and EWTN program host.
In the last quarter century, he has distinguished himself as international lay Catholic Apologist – broadcaster – Pro-Life activist – Catholic Action militant, addressing audiences in five continents to “re-evangelize the baptized”. Within the ranks of today’s Catholic Apologists, there are some who defend the Faith in more than one language. Raymond defends it in four: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. ¨Raymond puts Logic at the service of the Faith, blending wit, history and humor in a unique and riveting style. A speaker of international renown, Raymond has given more than 2,500 talks on Catholic apologetics, Pro-Life and related topics, in person, on radio and television. His work has assisted religious education programs at parishes, schools, and lay organizations in Brazil, Canada, the United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Singapore, Great Britain and Austria.
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Welcome to New Ulm Diocese Council of Catholic Women Website
Dear Friends, Each parish to which I was assigned as a priest had a CCW group. I have been at many parish CCW meetings. Over the years, I have attended several large gatherings of the CCW. I have always been impressed by their spiritual life and by the work that they do for the parishes. Those who belong to the CCW are women who love Our Lord and His Church. They give of themselves unselfishly for the good of the parishes to which they belong. They put their faith into action. The motto of the CCW is “Catholic Women United in Prayer, Study and Service.” I have found that this motto truly summarizes the purpose of the CCW. If the motto appeals to you, then the CCW is the organization where you can place your talents at the service of the Church. In Christ, The Most Reverend John M. LeVoir Bishop of New Ulm
God had created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission – I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. Somehow I am necessary for His purposes. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truthy in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandements and serve Him in my calling. Therefore, I will trust Him. – Adapted from Venerable John Henry Newman for July 14, 2008, the day of the announcement of Bishop LeVoir