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Highlights from the 2024 Chicago Southland Catholic Men's Online Forum - Fr. Dan Brandt
April 6, 2024 - The Chicago Southland Catholic Men's Forum with Fr. Dan Brandt, Chicago Police Department Chaplain. Click here or image above to watch video.
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Below are the questions and general responses the men shared dialog from the Forum: 

I.    What from Fr. Dan’s inspiring remarks resonated with you?


To be servants or Hope and Faith. 
How it's interesting that many Seminarians have become Police Officers. 

II.    What issues make living out your Catholic Faith a challenge?


Sharing our faith without looking too holy, and thanking Police Officers and First Responders as well as Service members being the example of living out their. 

How secular humanism is taking over our culture. Trying to be a Catholic you’re going to be persecuted. You have to do it anyway. Start at home.



III.    What would be helpful to you in navigating these challenges?


How to better use smartphone to evangelize family and others.

Most men need more prayer in their lives, from others, and praying for others.


CMCS should consider teaching men how to pray.


To pray through our hearts those who we want to touch. 

It’s important for men to open up spiritually with other men. 

A special thank you to Rev. Edmond Aristil, Pastor, and Rev. Ralph Zwirn, Associate Pastor at St. John Neumann Parish (SJN), providing the location the past few years, along with staff support. 
Thank you too, Fr. Ralph, who joined us as the Vicariate Dean for our area, for your closing message during this event about Divine Mercy Sunday devotions. 
Thank you to Rev. Dan Brandt for coming down to the south suburbs from the north side of the city to share with us the keynote message. 
Thank you to Peter Palanca for your expertise on the dialog for the forum, and all the time you put into this. 
Thank you to Interim Vicar Father Larry Sullivan for all his belief and support in sponsoring not only this event but CMCS as well. 
Thank you to all the event participants, the CMCS men who engage with us, the prayer warriors, and our loyal donors, all of which do their part in this apostolate community to keep it going forward. 
Last, but not least. thank you to the CMCS Team for all that you do, and you know what that is: 
Deacon John Rangel
Deacon Alfred Coleman III
Mr. Oscar Griffin, Jr. 
Mr. Terry Shelley
God bless you all where you need it most! 
Frank J Casella
CMCS Co-founder & Executive Director
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The CMCS Mission: Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. CMCS is a Catholic Apostolate of Fr. Larry Sullivan, and founded in 2004 by Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Deacon John Rangel, and Mr. Frank J Casella.
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