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.

Dr. Timothy O’Donnell addressed the topic of lay charism and Catholic education. Dr. O’Donnell is a renowned speaker, author, host of a number of EWTN programs, and the President of Christendom College where he also teaches Theology and History. He serves on the Pontifical Council for the Family.