Star Speaker Series


Upcoming presentation on March 7, 2020

Reception at 5:30pm Talk at 6:00pm

Presented by Benedict XVI Institute cosoponsored by Star Speaker Series.

The distinguished British philosopher and cultural and social commentator Prof. John Haldane (University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and Baylor University, Texas) explores a profound account of experience, knowledge and the aesthetics of architecture to answer the question: How can human experiences signify God?

Free Presentation, please RSVP:



 Patrick Coffin is the host of The Patrick Coffin Show, a podcast on faith and culture heard in over 100 countries. The former host of Catholic Answers Live radio show, Patrick has interviewed top influencers, such as Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Fox News host and author Tucker Carlson, Emmy Award winning singer-actor, Harry Connick, Jr,  New York Timeswriter Ross Douthat, four presidential candidates, and top Vatican cardinals. He is also the author of The Contraception Deception; Stay Cool When the Argument Heats Up; How To Handle Haters; and Once Saved Not Always Saved. In 2016 he produced the noir drama Call of the Void, starring James Morrison and Mojean Aria. Patrick lives in Orange County, CA.

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Four times a year our parish invites speakers over as part of our Star Speakers Series to share with us how our Catholic faith touches every aspect of our lives.  In the past, we’ve invited EWTN news anchor Raymond Arroyo, film director Daniel DiSilva, Jesuit publisher Fr. Joseph Fessio, philosopher and author Dr. Peter Kreeft, astrophysicist Dr. Maria Elena Monzani, exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas, theologian Fr. Wolfgang Seitz, and anthropologist and novelist Fiorella Nash.

If you are interested in getting information about future speakers please send us an e-mail to be added in our contact list. Please Visit our event page or contact Mariella Zevallos at

Fr. Joseph Illo with a group of star parishioners and Barbara Nicolosi (far right).
George Weigel presentation.
Monsignor Leo Maasburg one of our guest Speakers with the Missionaries of Charity sisters.