The 2019 Monterey Latin Mass Conference

When Shepherds Become Wolves

Monterey, California • February 23 - 24, 2019

We are extremely pleased to tell you that Father Anthony J. Mastroeni, who teaches theology and directs the chaplaincy at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia; Father Joseph Illo, Pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, California;  and Christopher Ferrara, Esquire, President American Catholic Lawyers Association will be our presenters this year.

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The 2019 Featured Speakers

Father Anthony J. Mastroeni: Analysis and Critique of the Current Clergy Crisis

Father Mastroeni was ordained for the diocese of Paterson, 1972. He earned an S.T.L. in Spiritual Theology, a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Angelicum in Rome; a J.D. in Civil Law from Rutgers Law School; and an M.A. in Psychology from Seton Hall University. For the last 33 years he has been teaching university students, as well as giving retreats, mostly to consecrated women. From 1999 to the present Father Mastroeni has taught theology and directed the chaplaincy at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

Father Joseph Illo: How Lex orandi lex credendi lex vivendi has manifested itself in the decline of the Priestly Vocation

Father Joseph Illo graduated B.A. in philosophy from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the Angelicum) in Rome. He studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York and was ordained in 1991 for the Diocese of Stockton. He has been pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College and is currently pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco.

Christopher A. Ferrara: Addressing the Clergy Crisis: When Shepherds Become Wolves

Chris Ferrara is President and Chief Counsel for the American Catholic Lawyers Association. He is a prolific writer for Catholic magazines and periodicals; he is active in the pro-life movement; his latest book is The Great Facade: The Regime of Novelty in the Catholic Church from Vatican II to the Francis Revolution (Second Edition).


We want to offer the speakers a warm and welcoming greeting. Bring your friends and relatives. Tell everyone.

The conference will feature a Latin Mass on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

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