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Deacon Omar Gutierrez is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CatholicSpeakers.com.

June 15, 2019 “Men of Righteousness,” Valley, NE

Men’s Conference, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Valley, NE

July 9-11, 2019 “In Vino Veritas,” Omaha, NE

with Dcn. James Keating, an Evangelium Institute event

September 20-21, 2019 “The Prophets and Diaconal Ministry,” Norfolk, NE

Permanent Diaconate Program, Archdiocese of Omaha

October 12, 2019 “Intro to CST” Milwaukee, WI

Young Adult “Inheritance” Conference, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

October 20-22, 2019 Parish Mission, Peoria, IL

St. Jude Catholic Church, Peoria, IL

November 21, 2019 “Vocation of a Business Leader,” Lake Charles, LA

Legatus Chapter, Lake Charles, Louisiana

What People Are Saying:

  • “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.”
  • “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!”
  • “Content was so profound and gave me so much to think about and pray about in weeks/months to come, but Omar’s witness, presence, demeanor and spirituality so inspired me.”
  • “Wow! Deacon Omar was fantastic!—His personal stories, his great love for the Lord, and his witness through action drew me into a deeper reflection of my own life.”
  • “He did a wonderful job! I really appreciate his straightforward style and calling us to listen to the Spirit even while he is talking.”
  • “He was a wonderful speaker who was not afraid to speak from his heart. Many helpful images & stories he used that will help in my ministry.”

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.

1.5 hours in length. Lots of photographs and pictures.

Testimonials –

• “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.”

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.

Meet my Friend, St. Gemma Galgani – Omar tells the story of St. Gemma Galgani, an amazing saint of the 20th century and one of the best documented cases of the stigmata. Omar unfolds her life, and offers three lessons we can learn from this young woman’s incredible life. Prepare to be inspired.

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