Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time.

For many years, Lou Holtz has been considered among the greatest speaking legends in America today. He speaks on overcoming seemingly impossible challenges by setting your own goals and working to achieve them.

He has built a reputation as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian, and someone who relishes challenges and hard work.

Holtz has authored three New York Times best-selling books: The Fighting Spirit that chronicled Notre Dame's 1988 championship season; Winning Everyday: A Game Plan for Success (August 1998), which has been published in several languages. His latest book, which was released in February 2019, is Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for After Graduation.

Coach Holtz has also produced four highly acclaimed motivational videos: Do Right, Do Right II, If Enough People Care, and Do Right 20 Years Later.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation, an award that is presented annually to an individual who has attained a measure of success and been a leader in his chosen profession, named Lou Holtz 1998’s Man of the Year. Additionally, Holtz has been honored with numerous awards for his philanthropy and coaching success.

Holtz and his wife are the parents of four children, grandparents to nine children, and he currently reside in Orlando, Florida.


Curtis Stephan 

In less than 15 years, Curtis Stephan has leapfrogged from promising young songwriter to one of the most productive forces in liturgical music today. A lifelong musician, he received his bachelor’s in music and his master’s in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. He is a parish music director, composer, concert and recording artist and workshop clinician.

Since committing his life to serving the Gospel through music, Curtis has published five solo collections, starting with Through the Storm in 2002. His latest collection, Love Remains: Songs of Consolation, explores grief and finding Christ's peace after his father’s death. Amid Passing Things features his Mass of Renewal, one of the most popular Mass settings in US parishes since the promulgation of the new Roman Missal in 2011. Curtis recently collaborated with fellow composers on Our Common Home, a collection inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical, offering timely music touching on themes of care for creation, poverty and solidarity.

Curtis travels the world presenting liturgical training and inspirational music, witnessing to all ages through workshops, retreats, missions, conferences, youth rallies and liturgies. Whether he is teaching the foundational elements of planning music for liturgy, the nuts and bolts of arranging and conducting or leading youth through the sacraments, he has the same goal: helping people connect with God and making disciples for Christ.

Curtis currently lives in Frisco, Texas, with his wife, daughter and three sons. He is director of music and liturgy for St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell, a mega-parish with more than 30,000 attendees.

Honorary Chairs


 Dr. & Mrs. Joseph P. and April Behan

The Catholic Pro-Life Community is Proud to Announce Joseph and April Behan as our Honorary Chairs for the 2023 Bishop’s Pro-life Dinner.

St. Monica’s Catholic Church parishioners, Joseph and April have been married for 19 years and are the proud parents of 10 children, ranging in ages from 4 to 33. 

Coming from a large pro-life family Joseph always had the idea that life was “meant to be abundant, so having a large family was normal.” Indeed, April, who came from a small family, never imagined having 10 children, but has embraced the idea of living fully the pro-life vision in their home and in their practice.

The Behan’s have continuously looked for ways to expand their pro-life mission. From becoming a fully NFP practice in 2007, to creating the Magdalene Clinic at White Rose Women’s Center, to their dedication to various pro-life activities, the Behan’s have continuously given back from their abundance.

“Between the practice and the clinic, we are able to help many abortion-minded girls keep their children,” Joseph states. He hopes that his example will lead more doctors and practices to make a difference in their communities as well. “Pro-Life helped my decision in my career choice. I have seen how the medical community can help moms.”

This example of selflessness is why Dr. and Mrs. Behan are our Honorary Chairs. “We hope our example will lead others to support the Catholic Pro-Life Community through this event and all of their activities.”

Hotel Information


The Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner will be held at the Renaissance Dallas-Addison Hotel. The hotel is located north of Belt Line Road and west of the Dallas North Tollway.

Free self-parking is available to all attendees. Complementary valet parking is available for Premium Table hosts and their guests.

Reserve A Room Renaissance Dallas-Addison Hotel15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, TX 75001