Catholic Family News

Conferences and Classes of John Vennari Now Available for Download

Long time editor of Catholic Family News, John Vennari, during his decades tenure at CFN produced many excellent conferences and some lengthier courses. Unfortunately, after John’s death the website that offered these conferences and classes fell into disrepair and access to these gems of Traditional Catholicism was lost.

Thanks to the efforts of John’s children the website Oltyn Library
https://oltyn.org has relaunched.

In its new form Otlyn Library has left behind the outdated technology of cassette tapes and CDs and now offers all the excellent material for instant download. In addition to individual conferences and full course packages taught by John, the site also sells Aquinas School of Philosophy classes that introduce the perennial philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. These outstanding classes were taught by Dr. Raphael Waters (RIP) and Dr. Denis Bonnette and recorded by John for dissemination.

John had a particular gift for teaching and explaining ideas and concepts in a clear and easily accessible manner. He also was well known for introducing humor and levity into his presentations so as to balance the serious nature of many of the problems faced by the Church and the world. His conferences are informative, delightful, and easily understood.

Although the Oltyn Library site and its offerings are not directly connected to Catholic Family News–it is operated by his family–we at CFN are happy to recommend all the content there without hesitation. We are grateful to his family for preserving and making more widely disseminated these classic conferences that are essential for all Traditionalists. With so many new people finding Tradition this will be a great resource to which we can direct people who are hungry for more information about the true philosophy, theology, and liturgy.

https://oltyn.org

Brian McCall

Brian McCall

With degrees from Yale University, the University of London, and the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. McCall is a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. McCall became Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Family News in 2018. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law, politics, and Catholic Social Teaching and has made frequent speaking appearances at academic and Catholic conferences on these topics. He and his wife are the parents of six children.

Brian McCall

Brian McCall

With degrees from Yale University, the University of London, and the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. McCall is a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. McCall became Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Family News in 2018. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law, politics, and Catholic Social Teaching and has made frequent speaking appearances at academic and Catholic conferences on these topics. He and his wife are the parents of six children.