Why The Cross? Salvation & Suffering In Scripture

Event Name:  Why The Cross? Salvation & Suffering In Scripture
Location:  Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
Date(s):  Aug 25-26, 2012
Time:  Starts: 7:30 AM   Ends: 5:00 PM


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Space for our August 25 & 26, 2012 "Why The Cross?" conference at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort featuring Dr. Scott Hahn et. al., is nearly gone.... hurry! 

REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE (or scroll down)


  • Tickets are still available for the conference, but, act fast as we are nearly full! Pre-registration pricing ends on Friday at 5 pm. After that, you may register at the door, the cost is $65/adult. Please note, we do not have one-day passes. 

  • The room block is FULL, see the overflow hotel information below.

  • Child care is also FULL, however, you may try stoping by child care when you arrive to see whether or not they can accomodate any additional children. It will be at the discretion of our child care manager as to whether or not they will admit your child.  You may also keep your kids with you during the event. Kids under 10 years old will not be charged a fee for entrance.

  • We're looking for a few volunteers to help us during the event. If you interested, please give us a call at 281-358-9195 to inquire and sign up.  Volunteers who work at least one 4-hour shift will be admitted for free. Those who work two or more 4-hour shifts will also receive a free set of all the talks on MP3 disc. 

Schedule | Speakers | Hotel | Saturday Night Dinner w/ the Speakers |
Youth TracksREGISTRATION | FREE- Friday Night Bible Study | Watch LIVE over the internet

When: Aug. 25 & 26, 2012 - 7:30am to 5pm both days.
Where: The Hyatt Hill Country Resort, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive  San Antonio, TX 78251

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Cost: Conference passes are non-refundable. 
  • Adult Pass - $55 ea

  • Youth Pass - $25 ea

  • Family Pass - $135 ea 

    • Includes Mom, Dad, and their kids who still live with them. 

  • Group Pass - $50 ea

    • You must purchase 5 or more to obtain this rate.

  • Clergy, Professed Religious Pass- FREE

    • This only includes Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and professed brothers and sisters of recognized religious communities. 

  • Child-Care - $10/child/day for ages 1 through 10 - Space is limited and filling up fast. 
  • Lunch - The Hyatt will be offering a variety of food options, including snacks, and drinks in addition to their on-site restaurants (Spring House Cafe, Cactus Oak & Pappa Ed's near the pool); cash and credit cards are accepted. Food is also available outside the hotel at local restaurants. Please note, however, food purchased off property cannot be brought into the conference. Thank you for your understanding.

 Download the tentative Schedule HERE:


The Talks & Speakers: 

Dr. Scott HahnDr. Scott Hahn:

  1. “What is the Catholic Gospel? The Eucharist and the New Evangelization”
  2.  “Christ’s Suffering and Ours: The Gospel According to St. Paul”
Dr. Scott Hahn:
Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and one of the world's most successful Catholic authors and teachers.

Dr. Michael Barber:

  1. "The Cross and the Trinity: What the Sign of the Cross Teaches Us About Salvation"
  2. "Mary, Saints, and Good Works: Do Catholics Really Preach the Gospel?" 
Dr. Michael Barber:
... Senior Fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology founded by Dr. Scott Hahn, and is Professor of Theology, Scripture & Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University.  

Dr. Brant Pitre:

  1. “Baptism: the Sacrament of Crucifixion”
  2.  “Anointing: the Sacrament of Suffering”

Dr. Brant Pitre:
... also a Senior Fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology founded by Dr. Scott Hahn, earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity. He holds an M.T.S. in biblical studies from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature from L.S.U. 


Dr. John Bergsma:
  1. “The Cross: A Nuptial Act”
  2. “The Cross: A Priestly Act”
Dr. John Bergsma:
... Associate Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Bergsma served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.


Our Emcee:

Richard Reyna
Richard is the General Manager for Guadalupe Radio Network(GRN) in South and Central Texas for stations broadcasting Catholic programming in 4 markets, San Antonio, Marble Falls, Fredericksburg, and Uvalde. The Guadalupe Radio Network reaches a population of 13,000,000 potential listeners in Texas, New Mexico and Washington, D.C. and is owned and operated by La Promesa Foundation, a non-profit organization established in May 1996 by a group of lay Catholics.


Dramatic & Musical Performances by:

Doug Barry
Doug Barry, founder and director of the Catholic apostolate RADIX, is a devoted husband of 20 years and father of five. Since 1992, he has traveled throughout the United States and several other countries, spreading and defending the Catholic faith. With a dynamic and explosive style, Doug has spoken to thousands, young and old alike, through television, radio and live appearances. He is probably best known for his powerful, one-man performance of the Passion of Christ, seen regularly on EWTN and other Christian television channels around the world. He is also currently the co-host of Life On The Rock, seen weekly on EWTN.


Eric GenuisThe career of composer, virtuoso pianist and acclaimed performer, Eric Genuis, began in Krakow, Poland in 1997. This premier performance was attended by 15,000 people. Since then, word of mouth has continued to drive Genuis’ career and led him to perform worldwide, upwards of 100 concerts each year. Eric’s performances include a 2006 NYC benefit concert for Population Research, attended by Abel Pacheco, the President of Costa Rica, and a 2007 concert in Colorado attended by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Eric has received praise from music industry greats such as Joel Sill (Music Supervisor for films Munich and Forest Gump) who said "I remain a fan and look forward to him being more broadly discovered and to watching as his audience expands and appreciates his fine talents" and John Debney (Film Composer for The Passion of the Christ and Spy Kids), who proclaimed "From a musicians perspective, Eric Genuis' music is brilliant- superbly crafted, unique in style and expertly performed."


Dave Moore
Dave Moore is a Christian Singer-Songwriter whose passion and heart for God can be seen throughout his music and life. Moore, who was the founder and lead singer of the band The Glory Estate, has written and published many songs that have been played on Independent Christian Radio stations. He has traveled the states singing contemporary and traditional songs of Praise for all generations. Moore first became a Music Minister in the summer of 2004 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, TX. He currently resides at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and the TAMU-CC Newman Catholic Center in Corpus Christi; where he also is the campus minister. Aside from Sundays at his home parish, Moore travels to a variety of events, proclaiming his love for God through music. 


Youth Tracks:

Middle School Schedule  - Brady Ball Room: Download the schedule HERE


High School Schedule : Ball Room - TBA: Download the schedule HERE



FREE- Friday Night Bible Study:

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In his apostolic exhortation, Verbum Domini, the pope sounded the call to embrace lectio divina no less than 16 times, making its importance— to himself, to the Church, and to us— perfectly clear. But how do we do it? What tools do we use? How can we make sure our reading of the Scriptures bears the fruit God wants it to bear?
On Friday, August 24th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Brady ballroom of the Hyatt Hill Country Resort, St. Paul Center Vice President Rob Corzine will give some practical tips in a Friday night Bible study. We’ll look at Pope Benedict’s teaching on lectio divina and the Catechism’s three criteria for authentically interpreting Scripture. And then we’ll apply them to a close and prayerful reading of some of the daily Mass readings for that weekend, reflecting on the historical context of the passages, the teaching of the Church, and what the Fathers and biblical commenters have said about the passage.
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Corzine will also demonstrate a powerful new tool for studying Scripture: Logos Bible Software, which makes two thousand years worth of biblical commentary, word studies, and Church teaching accessible with the scroll of a keypad. The event is FREE, simply RSVP, space is limited so register today!




Note: The room block is FULL, however, please see the "overflow" block information below. 

Hotel reservations must be made or cancelled ONLY THROUGH Fullness of Truth by phone at 877.21.TRUTH (218.7884). Please note that you will not be able to contact the hotel directly for changes to your reservations, and your credit card will be used to reserve the hotel room. Due to the high demand, and the limited number of rooms, there will be conference pass purchase requirements attached to certain hotel room-types.

Standard Double - $109 per night (plus tax) - At least 2 Adult passes, or 1 Family pass must be purchased for each standard double room reserved.

Standard King - $109 per night (plus tax) - At least 1 Adult pass must be purchased for each standard king room.

1 Bedroom Suite - $219 per night (plus tax) - At Least 2 Adult passes, or 1 Family pass, must be purchased for each hotel suite reserved.

Cancellation policy - If you must cancel your reservation, you must contact Fullness Of Truth no later than 72 hours PRIOR to your scheduled DAY of arrival. If you cancel in less than 72 hours prior to the day of your arrival, and Fullness of Truth is not able to fill the room, your credit card will be charged for 1 night. Fullness of Truth will do everything reasonable to fill the room and avoid this charge, however, you are ultimately responsible for the reservation. 

Overflow Hotel: Still need a hotel room? The Holiday Inn, just around the corner from the Hyatt, has opened up an "overflow" block of room to Fullness of Truth guests.  They are offering $99/room/night with breakfast included.  Additionaly, they offer free shuttle service to the Hyatt, just arrange at the front desk.  To reserve your room at the Holiday Inn today, visit 
www.holidayinn.com/sanantonionw or 210-520-2508 or 800-HOLIDAY and ask for the group rate, use group code FOT. 

Holiday Inn Northwest/SeaWorld Area
10135 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX  78251


Dinner with Bishop Cantu and Dr. Scott Hahn imageDON'T MISS IT! The Saturday Night Benefit Dinner: Keynote presentation from Bishop Oscar Cantú plus a  Q & A session with Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. Brant Pitre, and Dr. John Bergsma.  

Cocktail hour with all the speakers begins at 6:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:30 pm in the Fredericksburg ballroom. Cost is $75/person. 

After an enlightening day come relax (CASUAL DRESSat the Saturday evening benefit dinner, featuring the Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, the Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, S.T.D., plus all the conference speakers on hand for you to meet and socialize with. There will be a delicious Italian buffet, live music, a live & silent auction and more; something for everyone… all proceeds help offset conference costs!

Gain exclusive access to a priviate coctail hour with the speakers and Bishop Oscar Cantú, with your purchase of a whole table.  Want to dine with Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Cantú, or one of our other keynote speakers? Hurry, purchase their table below while they are still available!  Don't miss this great opportunity to have one-on-one time with the speakers, and, at the same time, support a our ministry in the New Evangelization

There is limited child care available during the benefit dinner.  The child must be potty trained. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Be sure to reserve your child's spot (below) today while space is available. For more information, please call us at 281-358-9195. 

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