Speaking

I am available for speaking engagements . If you would want to invite me to speak in your area, please e-mail my dear wife at:

miriam@omargutierrez.com

Omar is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CMG Booking.

Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements:

March 5, 2017 Rome Beneath the Surface, Bismark, ND

At Church of the Ascension Parish 3:00 – 4:30pm

March 26 and 27, 2017 Parish Mission, Elgin, NE

At St. Bonaventure Parish

April 11, 2017 Rome Beneath the Surface, Omaha NE

St. Margaret Mary Parish, Suneg Center 7:00 – 8:30pm

May 17, 2017 Vocation of a Business Leader, South Bend, IN

For Legatus South Bend

October 5, 2017 Vocation of a Business Leader, Denver, CO

For Legatus Denver

April 17, 2018 Vocation of a Business Leader, Lincoln, NE

For Legatus Lincoln

Talks include:

Vocation of a Business Leader – Based on the document of the same name promulgated by the 2014 Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace, Omar presents on how the Church’s Social Teaching regards leadership in business as a vital vocation for our time and on what the “logic of gift” can mean for all of us involved in economic exchanges.

30 minutes long. No slides.

Economics and a Social Catholicism – What does the Church teach about economics in general and how can that be applied to what business leaders are called to do today? Omar Gutierrez presents on what the Church has taught about economics in the past and on how, with the rise of socialism in Europe, the Church’s leadership and laity responded. Using concrete examples from the hierarchy and lay business owners, listeners have been inspired to live out their Catholic faith in concrete action for the common good.

30 minutes long. No slides.

Rome Beneath the Surface – Can’t get to Rome? Then have Omar lead you through the discovery of the catacombs under Rome. Listen as you tells about the intrigue and the wonder that surrounds the archeological evidences of our faith.

1 to 1.5 hours in length. Lots of photographs and pictures.

Testimonials –

• “Omar had a great knowledge of the subject and made it very interesting, like a mystery novel.”

• “Very educational. I realized that this helps me be more informed about my faith.”

• “We were not able to take the Scavi Tour when we were in Rome last spring, so this was a marvelous opportunity to ‘see’ what we missed. Thank you!”

• “I enjoyed the great stories told in a very engaging manner. Omar has the education and the experience that was wonderful.”

• “I enjoyed the instructor. He presents classes with a huge passion! I love to learn about our faith, and Omar sets a fire in your heart and soul to learn more about your faith.”

• “I loved the progression of the discovery and making the history come alive!”

Revolution: Pope Leo XIII and Rerum Novarum – Pope Leo XIII ushered in a new form of teaching, modern Catholic Social Teaching. Learn how it all began with Rerum novarum. Omar tells about what was going on at the time and provides a walk through the document, explaining some of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

1 hour long. Powerpoint.

Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching – Based on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, Omar presents his five points of Catholic Social Teaching. Rooted in relationship with Christ Jesus, the presentation integrates history, doctrine, and a spirituality of the Social Teaching that is applicable to every-day life.

1 hour long. Powerpoint.

From Suffering to Sacrifice – Christianity is a unique faith that holds its founder is God, a God who suffered and died for us. This theology which is so particular to our faith changes how we ought to view suffering and pain and helps to answer how it is we “make sense” of the suffering of innocents. Based on his book “The Urging of Christ’s Love” Omar presents the case for the Christian faith and the tells the stories of Blessed Franz Jaggerstatter and St. Germaine Cousin of Pibrac who both teach us how to hope in the midst of suffering.

1 hour long. No slides.

The New Evangelization and Catholic Social Teaching – What can’t we seem to get along when we talk about Catholic Social Teaching, and how does this get in the way of our work as new evangelizers? Omar offers his perspective on the challenges in our time and a solution to begin to approach the teaching differently.

1 hour long. Powerpoint.

Faith in Business: A Workshop –  Omar Gutierrez unpacks the 2014 Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace document “Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection” and focuses on its Six Practical Principles for Business (which can be found on page 17 of the document). The sessions begin by introducing Pope Benedict XVI’s “logic of gift” and “gratuitousness” as the foundation point tying it in with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Each of the three sessions takes a pair of the six principles:

Session I: Meeting the Needs of the World through the Creation and Development of Goods and Services – the common good and solidarity

Session II: Organizing Good and Productive Work – dignity of human work and subsidiarity

Session III: Creating Sustainable Wealth and Distributing it Justly – stewardship and justice