Thursday, TBD

4– 6PM:  Registration & Reception

7PM: Keynote 1

Dr. Bob Pennington, Mount St. Joseph University

“The Bridge between Cardijn and the Americas”

Friday, TBD

8AM: Breakfast

9AM: Keynote 2

Dr. Carlos Schickendantz, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile

“See-Judge-Act in Latin America

10:30AM: Keynote 3

Dr. Thomas Kelly, Creighton Univ. Prof. of Theology

Topic: “Rutilio Grande SJ”

12:45PM: Lunch

2:00 PM: Keynote # 4

Dr. Bryan Froehle

Topic: Synodality for Global Catholicism

3:45PM – 4:45PM: Workshop

JR Zerkowski, Founder & Director of the Diocese of Lexington Catholic LGBTQ+ Ministry and Catholic Ministry to Family, Friends and Allies of LGBTQ+ Persons, and Executive Director of Fortunate Families

“Intentional parish/high school/diocesan LGBTQ+ Ministry and Ministry to LGBTQ+ persons’ families and friends

5:00PM: Reception and Resource Fair

6:00PM:  Dinner

7:00pm: Keynote #4

Dr. Rafael Luciani, Boston College, Prof. Theology

Title: “A New Way of Proceeding: The Genesis of Latin American Theology and Ecclesial life.” Luciani will discuss how the method see-judge-act of the Catholic Action generated a process before the Council that then lead to the birth of Liberation Theology and Ecclesial Life communities. In fact, Gutiérrez and Gera were both Advisers and member of the Catholic Action groups, where they learned and lived the method.


8AM: Breakfast

9AM: Keynote #5

Dr. Robert Lassalle-Klein, Holy Names University

Topic: Oscar Romero

11AM: Workshop

Marco “Blitch” Vizioli

Topic: The Phenomenon of God in Recovery: On Grace & Addiction.

At Omega Alpha Recovery, our research is an inquiry into the pneumatological dimension of recovery for drug addicts and alcoholics, how divine grace is fundamental for a personal transformation, and the ministerial practices that connect with Biblical principles. In this workshop I will discuss how the Holy Spirit plays a role in the recovery process, as well as the phenomenological shift that occurs in the addict/alcoholic (mentally, spiritually, etc.) in order for a transformation to occur in their recovery process. The intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church provides a vivid and dynamic approach to the addictions and attachments human beings face. It also delivers hope and promises to reconcile even the most afflicted of us in divine union. The wisdom needed to understand and face the current crisis can be found throughout sacred scripture, in the theology of the ancient Church Fathers, and in the works of various scholastics over 2000 years. In this workshop, we propose to recognize the current state of alcoholism and addiction, and investigate the unique opportunity that the Catholic Church has to make a difference in our approach to healing this disease.

12:45: Lunch and Resource Fair

2PM: Keynote

Sixto Garcia, Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Institute, Miami, FL

“Teologia del Pueblo: Political Theology and Mysticism in Rafael Tello, Medellin, and Aparecida.”

3:45PM – 4:45PM: Workshop 3, English & Spanish track

Baltimore Group, led by Nancy Conrad

Topic: Cardijn’s See-Judge-Act in Parishes

5:00PM: Reception and Resource Fair

6:00PM:  Dinner

7:00pm: Keynote #7

Fr. Orlando Erazo, Archdiocese of San Salvador

Romero & Grande


9AM: Mass

10:30AM: Sunday Brunch

11:30AM: Concluding remarks

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