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Tolton: From Slave to Priest, the powerful live production performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at five locations in southeast Michigan with seven performances, including two that are available for school field trips.

Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest, in this one-man multimedia performance. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message of reconciliation and hope. This riveting drama is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 75 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Tickets are available at for the Detroit and Southgate shows. 

Performances in southeast Michigan are: 

  • Friday, March 29 at 12:30 pm - Sacred Heart Major Seminary Auditorium 
  • Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm - Sacred Heart Major Seminary Auditorium 
  • Monday, April 1 at 7:00 pm - Davidson Middle School, Southgate 
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 9:30 am - Davidson Middle School, Southgate 
  • Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 pm - PIX Theatre, Lapeer 
  • Friday, April 5 at 7:00 pm - Holy Spirit Church, Brighton 
  • Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 pm - St. Anthony Church, Temperance 
See for more details. 

This compelling true story of courage, forgiveness, and reconciliation resonates deeply with modern American audiences. Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, postulator for Fr. Tolton’s canonization cause, is calling Tolton a production that will “inspire a new era of peace, hope and forgiveness in America.”

Thank you for your support of the November 2018 Call to Holiness conference.  Plans are under way for our October 26, 2019 conference with guest speaker, Cardinal Raymond Burke.  Save the date and watch for details!

“We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do,
wherever we find ourselves.” Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today's World

November 16 & 17, 2018

A conference for everyone to grow in understanding of the beauty and truth of sacramental love.

A Message from Cardinal Burke

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Youth Conference

William B. May

Founder of Catholics for the Common Good Institute and the Marriage Reality Movement
Friday: Becoming the Resistance By Living in Truth
Saturday: Taking Back Marriage Requires A New Movement

Dr. Janet Smith

Professor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
“Humanae Vitae” 50 Years Later

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Founder of the Ruth Institute
Friday: The Sexual State: How the Church is Right and the Government is Wrong about the Sexual Revolution Saturday: A Manifesto for Families: 15 Point Plan of Action

Robert and Christine Muise

American Freedom Law Center
Trustful Surrender to a Catholic Marriage

Fr. Eduard Perrone

Pastor, Assumption Grotto, Detroit and Co-Founder of Call to Holiness
Marriage Prep: What the World Cannot Give

Dr. Edward Peters

Canon Lawyer and Professor,
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Love In Law: Church Teaching on Marriage



Speakers Biographies.

William B. May

Dr. Janet Smith

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Robert and Christine Muise

Dr. Edward Peters

Fr. Eduard Perrone



Call to Holiness is an organization of Catholics, obedient to the Vicar of Christ, faithful to the eternal truths of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to defend and support the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, through prayer, education and evangelization.


Episcopal Advisors


His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta


Most Reverend Bishop

Emilio Allué, Emeritus,

Archdiocese of Boston, MA


Most Reverend Bishop

Fabian Bruskewitz,

Emeritus Bishop,

Diocese of Lincoln, NE


Most Reverend Bishop

Arturo Cepeda

Auxiliary Bishop

Archdiocese of Detroit


Most Reverend Bishop

John Michael Quinn

Diocese of Winona, MN





Founder and Spiritual Director


Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Fr. Eduard Perrone, Emeritus

Fr. Charles White





Christopher Kolomjec 

Vice President 

Deborah Bloomfield 


James Kortes II 


Phyllis Bausano 


Board Members

Mary Beth Baker

David Schuster

Therese Williams

Harry Wisniewski 


Emeritus Board Members

Robert Demeniuk

Patrick Fabian

Marie Hoeflein

Diane Korzeniewski

Edward Leslie

Beverly McElmeel

 Johnfrancis Twomey


“Call to Holiness, founded by Father Eduard Perrone and co-founded by the Servant of God Father John A. Hardon, S.J., has faithfully responded, over twenty years, to the urgent contemporary need of a strong public witness to Jesus Christ alive in the Church – in the Magisterium, the Sacred Liturgy, and Canon Law – for the salvation of many souls. At a time when public dissent from solid doctrine, reverent worship and sound discipline was becoming ever more widespread in the Church to the great harm of souls, faithful and generous Catholics came together and founded Call to Holiness to defend, safeguard and promote our greatest treasure: Jesus Christ alive in our hearts through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit from His glorious pierced Heart upon the Church. I have been happy to support the work of Call to Holiness for many years and recall with particular joy my participation in the 2003 Annual Conference. I highly commend Call to Holiness to all faithful Catholics. May God bless Call to Holiness and all its works, especially the Annual Conference.”

Yours devotedly in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Purest Heart of Saint Joseph,
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke


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