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Church, entertainment industry Nov. 12 Forum in Chicago

By Matt Abbott
Catholic Online

Attention Catholics: The following is the information for an upcoming event in Chicago.


DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2005
TIME: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
PLACE: St. John Cantius Church (, Chicago

Featured Speakers...

Rev. Donald Woznicki:

Father Donald Woznicki provides pastoral services in a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He also serves as a chaplain for Act One: Writers for Hollywood. The mission of Act One is to educate Christian professionals in the entertainment industry to be committed to excellence, artistry, and personal holiness in their lives; and to work as Christian witnesses to their fellow artists and the global culture influenced by the entertainment industry.

Dan and Margo Lange:

Dan Lange, as the former Midwest director for Newmarket Films, was instrumental in the distribution of Mel Gibsonís The Passion of the Christ. He and his wife, Margo, will discuss how their new independent distribution company, Capstone Films, provides a key role in advancing to the public more faith-based films.

Mary Anne Hackett:

Mary Anne Hackett is the President and CEO of Catholic Citizens of Illinois, a not-for-profit organization established for restoring traditional catholic values to public life through the use of non-partisan programs and the media. She also is president of Illinois Right to Life Committee.

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, SCD

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, SCD, earned a Doctorate and a Licentiate (summa cum laude) in Church Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. She previously graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville (summa cum laude), earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She has provided translation services, and/or participated in marketing and promotional developments for various Vatican agencies and newspapers in Rome, including: LíOsservatore Romano, the Holy See Press Office and the Pontifical Council for the Family.

She is the director of development for Trinity Academy in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Trinity Academy is a coeducational independent school established to serve families in the intellectual, moral and spiritual formation of their children.

And yours truly will be the moderator of the forum, which is sponsored by the Father John Hardon Media Apostolate (


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