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March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the fast-rising stars of the Catholic new media world is Michael Voris. He is coming to Kitchener, Ontario to stir up young people to use new technology to “aggressively combat the secularist and atheistic media.” Voris is best known for his straight-talking daily, Internet-only TV broadcast, The Vortex, a five minute monologue where he serves up Catholic teaching on life, family, faith and culture – with no compromise.

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“The teachings of the Church are not politically correct,” Voris says, “but unfortunately the presentation of them has become that.”

Voris has appeal for the hard-to-reach 20-something crowd: this reporter has witnessed groups of young adults gathering around laptops for the latest REAL Catholic TV installment. In the past two years, various Vortex episodes have been downloaded more than 5 million times on YouTube.

For his fans, Voris is a breath of fresh air, serving up counter-cultural truths on life and family in plain English without the dumbing down, lifeless nuance with which most such teachings are usually uttered today.  Even for his enemies, or those who find him problematic, there is an inescapable draw to listen to this man, who is fully convicted of the truth of the teachings of the Catholic Church and who possesses an unabashed willingness to spread them far and wide.

On March 19, 2011, Voris will be the featured speaker at the Celebrate a Real Catholic Man Gala Dinner in honor of St. Joseph.  His topic is “A Virtual Blueprint For Catholics Today.”

Fr. Paul Nicholson, a young priest from St. Patrick’s Church in Kinkora, and one of the event’s main organizers, told LifeSiteNews that Voris plans to “focus his attention on today’s young Catholics and summon them to the heights of a heroic defense of the Church.”

The event will be held at the Croatian Hall in Kitchener, ON. Tickets are $50 each with the proceeds going to pilgrims planning to attend World Youth Day. To purchase tickets or find out more information, call 519-345-2972 ext.21 or e-mail [email protected]

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