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2019-2020 speaker series
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Reverend Walter Hoye

His son weighed less than 2 pounds at birth…

How Rev. Walter Hoye became a pro-life crusader


Rev. Walter Hoye is One of America’s great contemporary pro-life crusaders and will bring his energizing story to Catholics@Work, Tuesday, Oct. 8 breakfast program.

Rev. Hoye, a black Baptist minister in Oakland has been on the front lines of defending babies from abortion. He works closely with Catholics and many others to curb abortion. Black women are the number one target for abortion, Rev. Hoye is one of the most courageous defenders of helpless embryonic lives.

He was motivated by the 1980s birth of a two pound son born at 22 weeks. Hoye walked in the 2007 Walk for Life in San Francisco, where Catholics invited him to picket with them outside an Oakland abortion clinic. When the abortion business saw Hoye’s strength, it convinced the Oakland City Council to severely restrict his right to talk with women entering the clinic. He was arrested and jailed for his courageous pro-life actions. 


Hoye has since become a rallying point for many pro-life workers. He is the subject of a recent Ignatius PressbookBlack and Pro-Life in America: The Incarceration and Exoneration of Walter B. Hoye II.” 


Please attend Hoye’s C@W presentation, beginning at 7am in Danville at the Crow Canyon Country Club. Breakfast is followed by the speaker, questions and discussion. It concludes at 8:15am. Mass is celebrated at 6:30am for those able to attend.


Catholics at Work is an outreach ministry of the Oakland diocese, whose purpose is to bring energized people, lay and clerical, national and local, to discuss vital faith-based programs and challenges and to bring Christ into our daily lives.


The C@W calendar includes breakfast and evening programs from September through May.

Join us to hear these speakers and be part of our faith-based gatherings! Bring a friend. Find out about our other events by clicking the Calendar of Event link to the left.

All are welcome to attend; please click on the Register button to the left to make reservations.

NOTE: we are taking online reservations only, payment will be at the door.

Event Details





Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Crow Canyon Country Club; 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville (get directions)

The program begins at 7:00 am sharp and ends at 8:15 am. 

Mass is celebrated at 6:30 am for those able to attend.

Breakfast is $25 for members, $35 for non-members.