In Lent of 2009 former NFL wide receiver Danny Abramowicz took the popular EWTN "Crossing the Goal" team on the road to the 12th Annual Columbus Catholic Men's Conference in Ohio. Before a standing room only crowd of over 1400, the team gave a power-house presentation — calling men to be spiritual leaders and witnesses to Christ in their families and communities. Team member Curtis Martin, relayed a special message for American men. The message: "Be Soldiers" was given to him by Pope John Paul II and summed up the dynamism of the entire conference. This powerful conference for Catholic men offers strong spiritual and practical advice to help men be soldiers in the battle for Christ.