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Church Militant Men's Retreat

"Battling the Barbarians"

August 7–8, 2020

SPEAKERS: Michael Voris, Simon Rafe, Timothy Gordon and David Gordon

Are you being the man God is calling you to be? Now more than ever, the salvation of your family, your peers and Western civilization itself depend on it. The forces of evil are attacking true manhood, and it's up to you to live it and pass on the Catholic faith. 

Bring your son, your father, your brother, your uncle or your nephew — especially if they have only known what the world calls "manhood."

This is a spiritual retreat and includes prayers, spiritual reflections, presentations and fellowship in the Catholic tradition. Men of all faiths are invited to attend this retreat presenting authentic Catholicism. Saint Michael's Media reserves the right to remove distruptive individuals from the retreat and refund any monies paid.

$150 per man retreat fee

(Includes  Friday evening pizza party, Saturday buffet luncheon and hosted evening After Glow Reception.)

Friday, August 7 (6–9 p.m.): Retreat begins with first two presentations, followed by pizza party.

Saturday, August 8 (9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.)

Conference at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dearborn, MI ***NEW VENUE***

All functions will now take place at the Church Militant studios, 2900 Hilton Road, Ferndale, MI  48220

(See below for full schedule)


(Wives are welcome to the Rosary and Mass, followed by the After Glow Reception [$25.00] on Saturday evening. See below for "Things To Do in Detroit.")  




Timothy Gordon — Tim studied philosophy in pontifical graduate universities in Europe, taught the subject at Southern California community colleges and then went on to law school. He holds degrees in literature, history, philosophy and law. He resides in central California with his wife and six children, where he writes and teaches philosophy and theology. Gordon is considered one of the godfathers of "Bro Man" Catholicism. He does a popular biweekly podcast and is the author of Catholic Republic: Why America Will Perish Without Rome and is co-author with his brother, David Gordon, of Rules for Retrogrades. A forthcoming Gordon brothers book is due in 2020: No Christian Feminism.  Tim was recently released from his employment as Head of the Theology Department and theology teacher at Garces (Catholic) H.S. in Bakersfield, CA for tweeting that BLM is a terrorist group.



6 p.m. – Registration and opening prayers

7–7:50 p.m. – Michael Voris, Welcome and First Presentation, "What's a Barbarian?"

8–8:50 p.m. – Timothy Gordon, "How To Beat the Barbarians Inside the Gates"

9–10:30 p.m. – Pizza Party



9 a.m. – Registration continues (REMINDER:  breakfast / coffee on your own.)

9:45 a.m. – Stephen Wynne, Emcee opening remarks and opening prayers

10–10:50 a.m. – Simon Rafe, "Anyone Can Soldier in the Droproom"

10:50 a.m. – BREAK (bottled water available throughout the day) / CONFESSIONS

11–11:50 a.m. – Timothy Gordon, "All American Roads Lead to Rome"

11:50 a.m. – Angelus and blessing of the food


    12:30 p.m. – CONFESSIONS (available at other times throughout the retreat)

1:30–2:20 p.m. – Michael Voris, "What Does Dark Age Mean?"

2:20 p.m. – BREAK

2:30–3:20 p.m. – Timothy Gordon and David Gordon, "Rules for Retrogrades"

3:30 p.m. – Chaplet of Divine Mercy

3:50 p.m. – BREAK (last-chance to submit questions on index cards); CONFESSIONS

4–4:50 p.m. – Q & A panel:  Michael Voris, Simon Rafe, Timothy Gordon and David Gordon

5:00 p.m. – Rosary, followed by Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; brown scapular enrollment

6:30–9:30 p.m. – Afterglow Cocktail Reception


Rooms are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dearborn by clicking here to make your reservation (or you're welcome to make your own reservation).  We will provide a comp shuttle from the hotel to the CM studios Friday evening and Saturday.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
5801 Southfield Expressway
Dearborn, MI 48228

(Complimentary shuttle service to/from Detroit Metro airport-DTW; simply call the hotel at (313) 336-3340 to make a reservation, or when your flight arrives. Warm chocolate chip cookies on check-in!)


Watch this episode of The Vortex filmed on the set of The Download with the 2017 attendees.



Local restaurants near Doubletree Hotel, Dearborn:

Dearborn Andiamo – Fine dining – Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)

Ford's Garage – American food specializing in a wide variety of burgers - Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)

Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine – Ford Road (Across from DoubleTree by Hilton hotel)

Tijuana's Authentic Mexican Kitchen – Detroit – Ford Road (Just past DoubleTree by Hilton hotel)

Unburger Grill – The Vegan Choice – Downtown Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)

Dairy Queen – Dearborn Heights (Ford Road)

Maharaja Grill – Downtown Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)


Click here for Things To Do in Detroit.