Carlos Slim to close Catholic Association of Latino Leaders’ 2014 Annual Conference in Houston
August 11, 2014  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

Hundreds of C.A.L.L. members as well as corporate and private sponsors gather to take part in its annual event, which includes a full roster of world-renowned speakers,
religious and business leaders.

Los Angeles, CA. – The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (C.A.L.L.) will be holding Annual Conference “A Spiritual Revolution,” the four-day event will take place starting Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the St. Regis Hotel in Houston. C.A.L.L. is the only Catholic organization of Hispanic leaders in the nation of its kind.

“Now is the time to be counter-cultural and reclaim our Latino Catholic identity,” stated Diana Vela, President and CEO of C.A.L.L.

This year’s conference will feature national guest speakers who review the past and present challenges that the Church and nation are facing, as well as giving participants suggestions for creating a brighter future. Speakers include His Eminence Daniel Nicholas Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, and Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, along with Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D. of Loyola Marymount University, Commissioner Esperanza “Hope” Andrade of the Texas Workforce Commission, Stephanie Gray, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and Terry Polakovic, Executive Director of Endow. Mexican Businessman and Philanthropist, Carlos Slim will close the conference with his presentation “The Hispanic Participation in the Future Economy” (“La participación del hispano en la economía del futuro”).

The 2014 C.A.L.L. national conference “A Spiritual Revolution” has attracted representatives, sponsors and attendees representing various industries and dozens of public and private businesses and organizations nationwide. Some of the conference sponsors include the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Raza Development Fund, Parking Company of America, BCN Restaurants, Family Life Works, Global Financial, Serra Club of Houston, EWTN TV, Auge Industrial, University of St. Thomas, Arenas Entertainment, and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

ABOUT C.A.L.L. – (Catholic Association of Latino Leaders) is a national organization comprised of lay people dedicated to promoting the common good of the Catholic Church and of the nation. Established on the premise that it is the particular vocation of the laity to transform the world through “faithful citizenship,” C.A.L.L. members do so by finding new and culturally relevant ways to preserve and promote the values of their faith–especially within the historical context that Hispanics were the first American Catholics. Internally, C.A.L.L. provides a forum for members to strengthen their faith in community through prayer, education and service. Externally, C.A.L.L. provides programs, services and events for the benefit of the Church, the community and the country. C.A.L.L. has chapters established in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Ventura, Orange County, and Washington, DC. and San Antonio with new groups currently under formation in San Jose, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, and Woodlands.

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders: To inspire Latino leaders to love and live our faith and give back through programs and service projects.