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Practical Holiness


Practial Holiness: Living an Integrated Life

** Catholicism has been counter cultural since its very beginning. Just look at what they did to the Founder and most of His first Twelve Followers! In the past two millennia, the Church has experienced an ebb and flow, in some centuries enjoying a golden age. St. John Paul in his speech to the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia in 1976 called this era "the final confrontation”. Bishop Olmsted issued his much-discussed exhortation to Catholic men, “Into the Breach” in September 2015. Have we responded? Do we know how to respond? What can you and I do to bring about another "Golden Age" for the Church and for society?


DAVID LEIS leads Avantt Partners, a firm focused on wealth creation through business value acceleration strategies for privately held middle market companies. Prior to his 27 year consulting career, David worked in private equity, and before that as an executive at a number of Fortune 500 firms including Harris, GE and RCA. He is also author of the book “Succeed Wildly In College” which teaches Catholic principles in secular language to college students (and company CEO’s). David is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master from the University of Southern California. He has served on boards of non-profit organizations and companies and also served on former Congressman and Corning CEO Amory Houghton’s Service Academy Selection Committee.


WHEN: Thursday, MAY 24, 2018 7:30AM - 8:50AM

WHERE: One Post Office Square, Second Floor

COST: $10. Continental Breakfast included.

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Living on the Edge - Free Speech in Edgy Times

This season, the Leadership Forum is examining "The Four Freedoms" as set forth by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941 in a speech before Congress. In Part II of this series, Professor Dwight Duncan will address Freedom of Speech. Is this freedom currently under seige any more than at any other time in American history? What about Freedom of Speech in other countries? Is progress being made or have we slipped back into the restrictions of earlier days?

About the Speaker

Professor Dwight Duncan teaches Constitutional Law at the University of Massachusetts Law School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He is an honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. A native Washingtonian, he has practiced law and written articles on legal, moral, and religious issues. He has argued several cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court and has written briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Washington, DC bars, the Board of Directors of the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund, and serves on the Board of Advisors of Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

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