Café Catholica 2023 Details

Cafe Catholica Summer Speakers 2024

July 8, 2024: Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

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.

July 15, 2024: Bob Lesnefsky, Catholic speaker

Bob Lesnefsky serves as Director of Evangelization at Franciscan University. He has spent most of his life sharing the hope of God’s love with inner-city kids in the nonprofit he started, Vagabond Missions. Bob, aka RIGHTEOUS B, is also a washed up, award-winning Christian hip-hop artist and speaker who uses rap music to share the Gospel. Bob and his wife, Kate, both Franciscan University alumni, live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their seven children. Bob also has a ton of stupid tattoos.

July 22, 2024: Kim Zember, Catholic speaker on LGBTQ+ Issues

Kim Zember shares her personal testimony of a continued journey of surrendering her same-sex desires to Jesus in pursuit of the greater love she has found in Him. Through her personal testimony, she helps give others insight into how to love those around them who identify within the LGBTQ community and also gives hope and direction to those who may have same-sex attraction or struggle with their identity.

She loves sharing God The Father's heart with everyone and strives to be totally transparent, to help others know they are safe to do the same, not only with God but with one another.

When Kim is not at home in Atlanta, Georgia, she is most likely found serving and playing with her 500 + children at her 'home-away-from-home' in Ethiopia through her ministry Unforgotten Faces. Kim has appeared on countless programs such as Pints with Aquinas, The Lila Rose Show, Conversations with Jackie & Bobby, Ascension Presents, Encounter Ministries, EWTN, TBN, CBN, Catholic Answers, 700 Club and much more.

For more information on Kim's ministry for those experiencing same-sex attraction visit:

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July 29, 2024: Brian Lennox, Director of Faith Formation from St. Faustina in Fulshear

Brian Lennox has dedicated over two decades to the service of the Church, initially focusing on youth ministry and now serving as the Director of Faith Formation at St. Faustina Church in Fulshear. A proud graduate of Texas A&M University, Brian also holds a master's degree in Faith and Culture from the University of St. Thomas. With a passion for evangelization, he joyfully shares his faith with others. Brian cherishes his role as a husband and father of five children, and when not at church, you can find him at the ball fields, on a scout campout, or attending dance recitals.

Spirit Night at Cafe Catholica

Spirit Night is one night of the Café Catholica summer program when we ask all participants to show some SPIRIT. Do you have a favorite sports team? University? Fandom? All young adults who attend are invited to wear an item of clothing showing some SPIRIT for something they love. We want to especially invite any NEW young adults to join us this night: rising college freshmen, current college students, and recent college graduates. 

Volunteer at Cafe Catholica 2024

Each year, the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry invites young adults from across the archdiocese to serve as volunteers to help make Cafe Catholica possible. If interested in serving, the link is available below. We are very grateful to young adults who are willing to give of their time to help make Cafe Catholica a success!

Click here to Sign-up as a Volunteer!


Cafe Catholica Archives

Did you miss a talk? Are you wanting to revisit some of the old Cafe Catholica classics? Click below to visit the Cafe Catholica Archives. Graphics, talks, and more details from our 20+ years of offering Cafe Catholica in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are all available!

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For more information about this event, go to or contact the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry at or or 713-741-8778.



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