Conference to Explore Scripture and TraditionRenowned speakers to discuss role of Sacred Tradition in the Catholic ChurchSTEUBENVILLE, OHIO—A unique partnership of Scripture and Tradition awaits the attendees of the Ninth Annual Deep in History Conference, October 21-23, 2011, at the Hilton Easton in Columbus, Ohio.The conference explains how Scripture and Tradition are indispensable in increasing one’s knowledge of God. It also traces the role of Tradition in the teachings of the New Testament and Church Fathers as well as historical events, such as the Reformation and Vatican II.The conference focuses on the theme: “Stand Firm on Tradition: The Role of Sacred Tradition in the Life of the Church.” Two keynote speakers are Marcus Grodi, founder and president of the Coming Home Network International, and Dr. Scott Hahn, author and professor of biblical theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.When Hahn was a new Catholic 25 years ago, he realized how little he knew about Tradition. “With Scripture, I at least felt a certain comfort level,” he says. “But when it came to understanding Tradition, I felt more like a fish out of water. There was only one solution: Dive in! I did, and I found a wealth of wisdom and blessings for my Christian
life.”Other speakers include: Bishop Frederick F. Campbell of Columbus; Mark Shea, internationally known Catholic writer and speaker; Monsignor Frank Lane, spiritual director at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West; Father Ray Ryland, renowned apologist and assistant at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Steubenville; Dr. Theresa Farnan, advisor to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth; Roy Schoeman, Jewish convert and author of Salvation Is From the Jews; Dr. Paul Thigpen, Catholic apologist and author; and Dr. Kenneth Howell, director and senior fellow at the St. John Institute of Catholic Thought.Hosted by the Coming Home Network International and Franciscan University of Steubenville, the conference includes daily Mass, confession, adoration, and fellowship. Attendees are also invited to a Sacred Tradition Panel Discussion, which will be taped for EWTN’s The Journey Home.Conference registration rates are $109 per person or $168 per married couple. The cost for religious sisters and brothers is $55, while priests may attend for free.For more information or to register, call 800-437-8368, or visit www.deepinhistory.com.