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Catholic author speaks in Omaha

Catholic author and speaker Matthew Kelly spoke July 23 at the Ralston Arena. His topic – "Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose."

The program "invite(d) us all to identify God’s voice in our lives and the specific purpose for which we’ve been created," and to "apply the genius of Catholicism to every aspect of our lives," according to Kelly’s website, dynamiccatholic.com.

The evening also featured music by singer-songwriter Eliot Morris, who has toured with Counting Crows, John Mayer and James Taylor. His albums include "What’s Mine is Yours" and "All Things in Time," which includes his hit, "Up From the Bottom."

Kelly’s books include, "Rediscovering Catholicism" and "Rediscovering Jesus," which numerous parishes in the archdiocese distributed free to their members during recent Christmas, Lenten or Easter seasons, as a means of evangelization.

Kelly founded the Matthew Kelly Foundation to help young people discover their mission in life and the Dynamic Catholic Institute to study the issue of Catholic disengagement and to promote vibrant Catholic communities.

He also spoke in Omaha in 2009 when his topic was, "Becoming the Best Version of Yourself."

More than 4 million people have heard Kelly’s talks in more than 50 countries, and his books have sold more than 20 million copies. Born in Sydney, Australia, Kelly also is a partner at Floyd Consulting, a Chicago-based management consulting firm.

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