Dave DiNuzzo Sr. to speak Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14
Catholics are not dots on a spectrum of faith in that when they are good, they are at one end of the spectrum, and when they are bad, they are at the other end, according to Dave DiNuzzo Sr.
“And depending on what I do or what I don’t do, I somehow go up and down that spectrum,” he said, “Instead we should see it as an identity that we are…and that our faith should encompass all that we are and inform all our decisions.”
DiNuzzo, who holds a master’s degree in theology, will discuss faith and other Catholic topics at two talks at Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14.
He said his talk for men will be counter to what the culture believes: that men of faith and men who pray are perceived as weak. “And that men shouldn’t share their hearts and thoughts about their struggles with anyone, especially other men.”
It’s countercultural to do these things, DiNuzzo said.
“So, at this event, I hope to inspire and encourage the men – especially in light of the recent news about what’s going on in the church – the real need for men to step up and lead and do the right thing.”
He said he will talk to the men about how to prepare for and how to wage the spiritual battles they face.
The parish talk, in addition to discussing how faith should encompass one’s entire life, will touch upon the lives of the saints, DiNuzzo said.
“We will glean bits of wisdom from them and encouragement to actually live out our faith, whether it’s in the home – the domestic church – or at work, or children on their sports teams or in the classrooms. That one will be really upbeat and positive in the face of so much turmoil in the world.”
He said being Catholic is awesome and being Catholic is life-giving. “We have such a great opportunity to make a difference in the world.”

Want to hear DiNuzzo?
Dave DiNuzzo Sr. will make two presentations at Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. His talk at 7 p.m. Saturday will be for men. His presentation at noon Sunday will be for families.
DiNuzzo, the founder of TrueManhood Men's Ministry, teaches theology at St. John's Catholic school in Beloit, Kansas, is an alumnus of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, and is a former director of Catholic Campus Ministry at the United States Air Force Academy. He and his wife, Catherine, have four children.