Christendom College’s annual Summer Institute was held on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at its Front Royal, Va., campus. The one-day conference, entitled “The Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church,” featured speakers from various professional fields. Congressman Chris Smith, film producer Steve McEveety, medical doctor John Bruchalski, Rev. Thomas Dubay, journalist Colleen Carroll Campbell, and Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell all presented inspiring talks.

Chris Smith delivered a talk entitled Bearing Witness to the Truth in the Political Sphere. As a Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, Smith has championed the rights and interests of many, most especially the unborn.