Cafe Catholica Speakers

Café Catholica 2021: Speaker Lineup

July 5: Mark & Katie Hartfiel

Mark Hartfiel serves as the Vice-President of Paradisus Dei.  For over 15 years, Mark has worked tirelessly to help thousands of men recognize their calling as authentic leaders in their marriages and families through the That Man is You! Mark is the author of The School of Nazareth, Into Great Freedom, and The Hinge of the Hail Mary.  He is the developer and host of TMIY: The Vision of Man Fully AliveThe Fight of Faith and All Things NewMark and his family live in Katy, Texas.

Katie Hartfiel received her theology degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and spent the following seven years serving as a youth minister in Houston. She now feels blessed to spend her days with her husband, Mark, and their four children, while still getting to travel to speak about Jesus. For more on Katie, her books, and your first chapters free, visit

July 12: Chika Anyanwu

Chika Anyanwu is a Catholic evangelist, youth & young adult minister, and the author of "My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer." Her love of God and neighbor enthuses her to share the gospel through testimony, scripture, and honest conversations about the difficult realities of faith and life. Chika is a part of a beautiful Nigerian family, loves her coffee black, and desires sainthood for herself and you! You can learn more about Chika, purchase her book, and leave a prayer request on her website:

July 19: Colin Nykaza

Colin Nykaza is the Director of Young Adult Outreach for the Archdiocese of New York. Colin was a seminarian for seven years before discerning that Jesus and Mary were calling him elsewhere. As a seminarian he received a BA in Theology from Sacred Heart University and a Masters of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary. He also worked with Generation Life in Philadelphia as a Theology of the Body, chastity, and pro-life speaker and was a Theology of the Body for Teens trainer for Ascension Press. For many years, Colin has been going around the country giving talks on Divine Mercy, Our Lady, and sexual morality to all ages.  You may also catch Colin on EWTN’s show “The Eucharist and Sunday Night Prime.” He is also a member of the USCCB National Advisory  Team of Young Adult Ministry. Colin considers it his life mission to help the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Heart triumph as she promised in Fatima.

July 26: Cardinal DiNardo

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 6.2 million people. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in November of 2007 and served as a Cardinal-Elector in the Papal Conclave of 2013, which saw the election of Pope Francis to the See of Peter. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and is on the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

For more information contact the Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministry at or or 713-741-8778.

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