Friday, January 8, 2021

Dr. Marlana Portolano, Professor of English, Towson University, Maryland

Webinar Presentation (Click on image below to view)

“Deaf Leadership & Vocations in Deaf Catholic History”

 Dr. Portolano’s Deaf daughter inspired her to learn more about the Deaf Catholic culture throughout the world and the US.  Her book, “Be Opened! The Catholic Church and Deaf Culture” is the result of this research.  She will present key information and insights from her book in this presentation. Check out the YouTube trailer here: Be Opened! Promotion Video

Also, you may wish to order your own copy of her book: Click here to order

E-Book now available to order: Click here for E-Book order

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Reverend Sean Loomis, Chaplain/Coordinator of the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Webinar Presentation (Click on image below to view)

“A Bridge for the Deaf”

Presentation of new program from Ascension Press, “Hands of Grace” with intent to help others build similar projects. Check out the YouTube trailer here: Hands of Grace Promotion Video

Also, you may wish to purchase “Hands of Grace: The Catholic Sacraments in American Sign Language”: Click here to order

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Todd Honas, Varsity Catholic Missionary, University of South Dakota

Closing Webinar Presentation (Click on image below to view)

FOCUS: Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Growing up profoundly Deaf, Todd has overcome challenges in his life journey. He played football for the University of Nebraska Huskers. His life journey has led him to discover the calling of becoming a FOCUS missionary. He will share in his presentation on what FOCUS is all about and how he has succeeded in this missionary.Click