2019 Catholic Family News Annual Conference

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Fifty Years of Problems with the New Mass

May 3-5, 2019

Hyatt Regency Deerfield, Chicago, Illinois

Traditional Latin Mass

Traditional Latin Mass


The New Mass

The New Mass

Join us in Chicago for a weekend devoted to evaluating the past fifty years of liturgical revolution. You will experience outstanding conferences, excellent meals, and Catholic Camaraderie. Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Daily Traditional Latin Mass will be available in the hotel.

CFN has obtained a special group rate at the Hyatt Regency Deerfield for our attendees of $89.00 a night (including breakfast for up to four people). This rate applies both to a King room and a two double bed room. Information about how to reserve a room at this special CFN rate will be posted on this website in late 2018 when the hotel is ready to accept reservations.

You can either purchase admission to all conferences plus all meals, or just to all conferences. In addition, you can purchase admission to either Saturday or Sunday only.

If you do not purchase the conferences and meal package you can still purchase individual meal tickets for Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, or Sunday lunch. You will receive a discounted price per meal if you purchase the all conferences and meals package.

Special Early Bird Pricing provides a discount if you buy your tickets early!!

After you buy your tickets click below to see the recommended texts and books you might want to read to prepare for the conference.

Confirmed Speakers for 2019 include:


Fr. Albert Kallio, O.P.

The Problems with the New Sacraments

Fr. Albert Kallio, O.P. is a professor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Silver City, New Mexico. Father Albert entered the Dominican Order in France in the late 1980s and was ordained a priest in 1994. He serves on the advisory council of priests to the Fatima Center and is the theological advisor for Catholic Family News. Father has traveled the world preaching the Dominican Order’s mission, particularly about Our Lady and consecration to Her. He has spoken at various Fatima Center and CFN conferences and he hosts the Q&A Fatima TV program, Ask Father.


Dr. Andrew Childs

New Music for a New Mass

Dr. Andrew Childs currently serves as Associate Dean and Chair of Humanities at St. Mary’s College and Assistant to the Director of Education for the United States District of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). Previously, he taught at the Yale University School of Drama, Missouri State University, the Thames Valley Music School at Connecticut College, and served as Managing Coordinator of the Department of Voice and Opera at the Yale School of Music. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington.

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Christopher Ferrara

Alinsky, Marini, Maritain and the New Mass

Christopher Ferrara is the president of the American Catholic Lawyers Association. He has spent decades defending Catholics and pro-life advocates when the power of the state has been used to attempt to silence their witness to the Faith. He received his law degree from Fordham University and has been a long-time contributor to and supporter of Catholic Family News. He also regularly contributes to The Remnant, Latin Mass, and the Fatima Crusader and is the author of numerous books, including The Great Façade, Liberty, the God That Failed, and The Secret Still Hidden.

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Matt Gaspers

The Story of Our Family’s Journey from the New to the Old Mass

Matt Gaspers is the Managing Editor of Catholic Family News. He was asked by John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime Editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, to carry on CFN’s important work shortly before Mr. Vennari’s passing. Prior to accepting a position with CFN, he was employed in parish catechetical work. In addition to writing for CFN, Mr. Gaspers has also been published by The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews. His study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Fatima, Islam, and the spiritual life. Since the summer of 2016, he has spoken at conferences hosted by Catholic Family News and the Fatima Center.

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Brian M. McCall

Is the New Mass Legitimate?

Brian McCall is the Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Family News. After obtaining degrees from Yale University, King’s College London, and University of Pennsylvania, he practiced law in the United States and Europe for nine years before joining the faculty of the University of Oklahoma, where he currently holds the Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professorship in Law. He speaks at many Catholic conferences in the US and Europe and has published four books and numerous articles.


Fr. Michael McMahon, SSPX

A New Priest to Preside Over a New Mass

Fr. Michael McMahon, SSPX is the fourth of the five children of James and Alice McMahon. He grew up in West Haven, Connecticut and graduated from Yale University in 1989, earning honors and distinction in Political Science. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1996, Father was named director of the Saint Bernard Minor Seminary in Quezon City, Philippines. From 1999-2005, he served as director of academics at Saint Joseph's Academy in Richmond, Michigan. More recently, he served as the Headmaster of Notre Dame de La Salette from the school's inception in 2005 until 2018. He is currently prior in Calgary, Alberta.


Michael Semin

Rejection of Sacrifice – The Common Ground of the Modern Liturgical and Sexual Revolution

Michael Semin is a publisher of a Catholic magazine Te Deum. In the late 1980s, he became one of the leaders of the anti-Communist student opposition for which he was expelled from the university and briefly jailed. He and his wife are the founders of the Czech homeschooling movement (they have 9 children). He is in charge of Akce D.O.S.T., organizing protests against the European Union and its neo-Marxist agenda. He frequently contributes to various periodicals and websites, mainly on religious, cultural and political topics.


Louis Tofari

Mediator Dei and the Liturgical Movement

Louis Tofari is the founding editor of Romanitas Press. He is an expert on liturgical matters both in terms of history and the proper execution of the rubrics of Mass. He is also a writer who has been published in Catholic Family News, The Remnant Newspaper, and other forums.


Stéphane Wailliez

The Making of the New Liturgical Books under Paul VI – A Factual Approach

Stéphane Wailliez is a native of Brussels, Belgium. After graduating from a French high school and securing an MA from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, he developed a keen interest in things liturgical, which he studied on a personal basis. He is now preparing a PhD thesis about the inner mechanisms of the Consilium, the executive Pontifical Commission that prepared the new liturgical books under Paul VI that comprise the Novus Ordo Mass. The Making of the New Mass

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Father X

The Story of a Priest: How and Why I left the New Mass to Offer Exclusively the Old Mass

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