2021 Catholic Answers 7th Annual Conference

Who Do You Say That I Am?


Join us for extraordinary talks about who Jesus is and what he wants from us. Enjoy the beautiful San Diego location, great fellowship, and inspiring discussions.

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When

23-26, Sep 2021

Starting 3:00 pm

Where

La Jolla, CA

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

About the conference

Who Do You Say That I Am?


Getting the answer right to the most important question ever asked leads to a fulfilled life, rich in hope, joy, and meaning. It also leads to the “narrow gate,” which the Author of the question tells us few will find. Getting the answer wrong, or settling for a superficial answer, as some Catholics do, leads to a life where our passions control our choices, and to the “wide gate,” which that Author says many will enter.

The most quoted line of the Second Vatican Council makes clear what’s at stake: “Christ the New Adam, in the very revelation of the mystery of the Father and of his love, fully reveals man to himself and brings to light his most high calling.” In other words, only Jesus Christ can tell me who I am supposed to be. Only he and his Body, the Church, will secure me on the path to Heaven. Success in terms of the Gospel means, not fitting Jesus into my life, but fitting my life into His life, now and in eternity.

If you want to know better the person of Jesus Christ, His divinity and humanity, His teachings and virtues, His ministry and His Passion, and if you want to grasp what all these mean for you, don’t miss this conference!

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If you want to know better the person of Jesus Christ, His divinity and humanity, His teachings and virtues, His ministry and His Passion, and if you want to grasp what all these mean for you, don’t miss these talks!


  • Who Does He Say That We Are? A Christological Answer to Identity Politics
  • Did Jesus Christ Have the Beatific Vision from the Moment of his Incarnation? And Does it Really Matter?
  • How to Spot a Counterfeit Christ
  • The Miracles of Jesus: Fact or Fiction?
  • Unleashing Love- Jesus Revealing the Dignity of the Human Person
  • Who Do You Say That I Am?: What We Believe About Jesus
  • Truly Human, Fully Male: Christ the Model of Manhood in an Age of 'Toxic Masculinity
  • He is With Us!

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Our speakers

Meet our world-class conference speakers

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Diocese of Tyler, Texas

Father Paul Check

Father Paul Check

Rector

Sr. Maris Stella

Sr. Maris Stella

Sisters of Life

Joe Heschmeyer

Joe Heschmeyer

Apologist

Paul Gondreau

Paul Gondreau

Professor of Theology, Providence College

Cy Kellett

Cy Kellett

Catholic Answers Live, Host

Karlo Broussard

Karlo Broussard

Apologist

Trent Horn

Trent Horn

Apologist

Tim Staples

Tim Staples

Director of Apologetics

Christopher Check

Christopher Check

President

Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin

Senior Apologist

FAQ

Answers to all the most frequently asked conference questions.

IS THERE SQUARE DANCING WITH JIMMY AKIN THIS YEAR?
Ya’ll have to register to find out. Just joking around. Yes! Join us for all the fun.
WILL I RECEIVE TICKETS IN THE MAIL?
No, you will not receive anything prior to the conference date. All you have to do is give your name upon arrival at the conference check-in tables.
WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE TAKING PLACE?
The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine 3777 La Jolla Village Dr San Diego, CA 92122
ARE MEALS INCLUDED?
No, meals are not included. Coffee will be served. The Full Conference ticket includes an evening reception and a plated banquet dinner Saturday night.
ARE REFUNDS AVAILABLE?
All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable. If for some reason you are unable to attend the conference you may transfer your ticket to another attendee or convert it to a donation.
I DON'T SEE MY QUESTION, HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
Please email us at conference@catholic.com

Program schedule*

*Conference schedule subject to change. Please check for updates prior to the event.

THURSDAY

REGISTRATION 2:00 PM

60 minutes

Get checked-in and load up with everything you need for the conference. You'll receive your name badge, conference program, and some free stuff!

LIVE BROADCAST OF CA LIVE 3:00 PM

2 hours

Watch the live broadcast of Catholic Answers Live with host Cy Kellett and our apologists. Attendees may ask their questions during the live show.

VIP PRIVATE RECEPTION 3:30 PM

hours

A special event for Catholic Answers Founders Circle and President's Club members. The VIP reception invitation is indicated by your name badge color.

Joe Heschmeyer - Who Does He Say That We Are? - 5:45 PM

45 minutes

From the Black Lives Matter movement to LGBTQ activism to the resurgence of white nationalism, identity politics is playing a prominent role in America today. Nor is this trend limited to the U.S. alone: the political scientist Francis Fukuyama has described identity politics as “a master concept that explains much of what is going on in global affairs.” So how should a Christian respond to this trend? Or to put the matter another way, why is a sound Christology key to a healthy sense of identity?

Tim Staples - Did Jesus Christ Have the Beatific Vision from the Moment of his Incarnation? And Does it Really Matter? - 6:40 PM

45 minutes

In our age of reducing Jesus to the level of “just a slob like one of us…” as the Joan Osborne song says of God, the dumbing down of who Jesus is has ebbed its way into the minds of an alarming number of both Catholics and Protestants, and even among theologians. In this presentation Tim uses Scripture and Magisterial documents to proclaim the truth of this very important component crucial for understanding the truth of the Hypostatic Union of the divine and human natures of Christ in the one Person of Christ. Get this wrong, and you lose Jesus as both the Savior of the world and the Revealer of all things that pertain to God for the sake of our salvation!

SQUARE DANCING 7:30 PM

45 minutes Beginner

Jimmy Akin calls square dancing at the Catholic Answers Conference! The floor fills up fast so be sure to come early and enjoy the fun and fellowship.

FRIDAY

MORNING MASS 8:00 AM

60 minutes

Join us for morning Mass in the Aventine Ballroom.

Trent Horn - How to Spot a Counterfeit Christ - 10:00 AM

45 minutes

Will the real Jesus please stand up? In this presentation Trent gives us sound principles that both expose the "counterfeit Christ's" of other belief systems and reinforce our understanding of the true God-man, Jesus Christ.

Karlo Broussard - The Miracles of Jesus: Fact or Fiction? - 11:30 AM

45 minutes

Most Christians believe Jesus performed miracles, but some skeptics claim these events are just legends that were added to the Gospel accounts. In this presentation, Karlo demonstrates why the methods of modern historical research support the reality of Jesus’ miracles and why this is important to our defense of the Catholic faith.

FRIDAY LUNCH 12:15 PM (ON YOUR OWN, OPTIONAL/BONUS TALK WITH FR. PAUL CHECK)

45 minutes

Join us for an optional/bonus talk during the lunch break. Fr. Paul Check - The Gospel Call to Greatness - "You were not made for comfort, but for greatness," a line attributed to Pope Benedict. What is the greatness to which he refers and how do we achieve it?

Sister Maris Stella - Unleashing Love: Jesus Revealing the Dignity of the Human Person - 1:45 PM

45 minutes

LIVE BROADCAST OF CATHOLIC ANSWERS LIVE FRIDAY 3:00 PM

2 hours

Ask your questions from the floor of the Catholic Answers Conference during the live show - Catholic Answers LIVE with Cy Kellett.

EVENING MIXER 5:30 PM (FULL CONFERENCE ONLY)

60 minutes

Casual evening under the stars with good food and great fellowship.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY MORNING MASS 8:00 AM

60 minutes Holy Mass

Holy Mass Saturday morning at the Catholic Answers National Conference.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST 8:30 AM (ON YOUR OWN)

1 hour 30 minutes

Grab a bite to eat after Mass. Fuel up for another day of amazing talks, shopping, and community.

Jimmy Akin - Who Do You Say That I Am?: What We Believe About Jesus - 10:00 AM

45 minutes

In this talk, Jimmy Akin draws on Scripture and Tradition to show the basis for what the Church teaches about Jesus Christ. He reveals how the Church has responded to the many heresies about Christ that have been proposed in history—and that are still taught by many contemporary groups.

Paul Gondreau - Truly Human, Fully Male: Christ the Model of Manhood in an Age of "Toxic Masculinity" - 11:30 AM

45 minutes

Christ was fully human in the measure that he was a man, a male individual. Yet, as Christian tradition has always struggled with the tendency to deny Christ's full humanity, so today, in an age of "toxic masculinity," we find a commonplace effort to downplay or stifle any talk of Christ's maleness. Guided by the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, this talk will highlight how the doctrine of the Incarnation demands full affirmation of Christ's male sexuality, that is, of Christ's assumption of a male-structured human nature. Acting in a male-conditioned yet also sinless manner, Christ thereby provides an example of "manly" moral action, of which the Gospels supply ample evidence. This talk will give particular attention to the way Christ acts as a model of manly courage, of manly chastity, and of manly headship.

SATURDAY LUNCH 12:15 PM (ON YOUR OWN) (BONUS LUNCH TALK WITH FR. PAUL CHECK)

1 hour 30 minutes

Perfect break to run and grab a quick lunch or stay around for a bonus lunchtime talk. Fr. Paul Check - Our Lady, Our Hope - “How can this be?” Mary says to the Archangel Gabriel at the Annunciation. How does Our Lady guide us more deeply into the Paschal Mystery, and so to a closer union with her Son and Our Savior?

Q & A PANEL 1:45 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Tim Staples, Trent Horn, Jimmy Akin, and Karlo Broussard on the stage to answer questions from the audience.

Bishop Strickland - He is With Us! - DINNER BANQUET 6:30 PM (FULL CONFERENCE ONLY)

2 hours

Our Lord promised, “I will be with you until the end of the age,” but many Catholics, perhaps most, do not appreciate the fulfillment of this promise in the “source and summit" of our Catholic Faith, the Holy Eucharist. Even now a profound disagreement over what constitutes worthiness to receive Holy Communion threatens the unity of the Church's shepherds. Our Lord’s words, however, could not be more clear: This is my body. This is the chalice of my blood. Eucharistic faith is essential, and Catholics ignore the reality that Christ is truly with us at their peril. Drawing on his own experiences as a bishop in a time of crisis, His Excellency will reveal how he could not discharge the duties of his office were it not for the hours he spends in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, immersed in the mystery of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, fully God, fully man, and fully present among us.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY MASS 8:00 AM

60 minutes

Join us for Mass to end the Catholic Answers Conference on a high note.

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Event price list

Wow! A great Catholic conference in beautiful San Diego, don’t miss this incredible value.

Talks only ticket
135$
All events (two exclusions)
Excludes Friday evening mixer
Excludes Saturday banquet dinner
Free square dancing Thursday night
Explore beautiful San Diego
Shop in our Vendor room!
Full conference ticket
235$
All events (no exclusions)
Thursday square dancing
Friday evening mixer
Saturday banquet dinner
Go site seeing in La Jolla
Shop and get your books signed!
Angel sponsorship
2,000$
2 Full Conference Tickets
VIP reception with conference speakers
Preferred seating at banquet
Induction into the President’s Club
One year of free CA products produced
Free flash drive with conference talks

Venue location

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla is the perfect vacation location. It is just a short drive from downtown La Jolla with world-class dining, charming shops and museums.

So take advantage the special conference room rate of only $164 a night, only available to conference attendees.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla

3777 La Jolla Village Dr. | San Diego, CA 92122

1 858 552 1234

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla

3777 La Jolla Village Dr. | San Diego, CA 92122

1 858 552 1234

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Event sponsors

Please consider becoming an Angel or Archangel Sponsor.


Angel Sponsors

$5,000 Sponsorship Level Receives:

A private dinner for you and a guest with the conference speakers and Catholic Answers executives

Two full conference passes, including access to a VIP reception with the conference speakers

Preferred seating at the dinner banquet on Saturday evening

Induction into the Catholic Answers Founders Circle

FREE registration to our Founders Circle Weekend

And More!

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Contact us

The best way to reach us is through email or phone. Our friendly conference manager, Erika Olsen, can answer your questions.


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HYATT REGENCY LA JOLLA, AVENTINE BALLROOM, CA, UNITED STATES

619-387-7200 EXT.339

Make it a vacation! We hope to see you there.

Date

September 23-26, 2021

Location

La Jolla, California

Remaining

476 Tickets

Speakers

10 Top Catholic Leaders

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