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2018 Men's Conference Coverage

A battalion’s worth of ‘marked men’ heed call to greatness at Men’s Conference

By George Goss | Catholic Herald Staff Writer


Under the theme “Marked Men: Called to Greatness,” more than 700 participants of the diocesan-sponsored 2018 Men’s Conference filled to capacity the parish hall of St. Joseph Church in Herndon March 3.

“As baptized men — as Catholic men — we are marked with the seal of God and marked for greatness,” said Nico Panlican, an organizer of the sold-out event.

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, along with his chief of communications, Billy Atwell, and Father Mike Schmitz, a visiting priest from Duluth, Minn., were the main speakers, facilitating discussions among the attendees through talk backs, breakout sessions and a question and answer panel.


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