2008 RECongress Speaker Listing

Religious Education Congress
February 28
, 2008 (Youth Day)
February 29 - March 2, 2008 (Congress days)

Speaker Index  •  Workshop Listing  •  Speakers/Topics  •  Exhibitor Listing  •  Exhibitor Categories

English Keynote: Rev. Robert Barron
"The Religious Educator as Evangelizer: A True Mission in Changing Times"
Sunday English Address: Mike Patin
“The Passion Epidemic”
Sunday Spanish Address: Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés
“Alza tu mirada hacia Dios y vuelve a mirar a tus hermanos”
Number of Speakers: 191
Number of Workshops: 288
Youth Day Workshops: 13
English Workshops: 228
Spanish Workshops: 52
Vietnamese Workshops: 8


The Speaker listing is alphabetical by last name. "YD" indicates a Youth Day speaker; "KEY" denotes either Saturday Keynote or Sunday addresses; "ENG" indicates an English language workshop; "SP" denotes a Spanish workshop, "Soy" identifies a special Soy catequista track for Congress 2008, "VIET" is Vietnamese. "Workshops" indicates the number of workshops presented by the speaker. Workshops are designed by two numbers separated by a dash. The first number indicates the period; the number after the dash is the workshop number. Workshop numbers -00 to -30 are in English; numbers; -50 to -57 are in Spanish; number -70 is in Vietnamese; number -75 is Tagalog; number -80 is Korean. Asterisks "(*)" indicate taped workshops.

Updated: 26 Feb 2013


Alexander, Petra
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Confirmation & Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        2-53: Celebrando el Sacramento de la Confirmación

Allen Jr., John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        5-01: All Things Catholic(*)
        7-01: The Future of Liberal Catholicism(*)

Aguilera-Titus, Alejandro (replacing Dr. David Hayes Bautista)
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Adult Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        5-54: ¡Dios mío, qué será de California!(*)

Anderle, Donna
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        2-01: The Journey of Ministry: Exploring the Six Tasks of Catechesis(*)
        7-02: Liturgical Movement for Children(*)


Anslinger, Leisa
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        2-02: Discover and Live Your Strengths(*)
        5-02: Seeing Stewardship with New Eyes: How Lifelong Learning and Forming Generous Hearts Fit Together(*)


Appleby, Scott
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        3-01: Is the Catholic Church a Peace Church?(*)
        6-01: Toward a Theology of a Just Peace(*)

Aquino, Dr. Maria Pilar
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        4-51: Alza la mirada y fomenta la esperanza en el trabajo por la justicia(*)
        6-02: Lift Your Gaze and Foster Hope in the Work for Justice(*)

Ash, Laura
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-02: Let the Spirit Play: Using InterPlay in Ministry(*)
        5-04: Dancing in the Pews: An Experiential History of Worship and Dance(*)

Atkinson, Patrick
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        5-03: Slavery: It Didn’t End with the Civil War – Modern-Day Perspectives on Human Trafficking(*)
        3-51: La esclavitud: no se terminó con la Guerra Civil – perspectivas sobre el trafico de seres humanos(*)

Bakas, Rev. John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 1
        5-26: Is There Salvation Outside the Catholic Church? Are Other Churches "True"?

Barnes, Bishop Gerald
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        2-51: Reforma Migratoria – ¿Qué pasa?(*)

Barron, Fr. Robert
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        7-03: The Eucharist: Source and Summit(*)
        Sat Keynote:
The Religious Educator as Evangelizer: A True Mission in Changing Times(*)

Beaudoin, Dr. Tom
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian & Young Adult
     Workshops: 2
        3-03: Spirituality and Sexuality in College Student Life
        6-03: Roundtable on Catholic Spirituality and Homosexuality

Beckman, Betsey
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-02: Let the Spirit Play: Using InterPlay in Ministry(*)
        5-04: Dancing in the Pews: An Experiential History of Worship and Dance(*)

Benson, Fr. Richard
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        1-01: A Good Conscience: What Is It and How Do I Know if I Have One?(*)
        4-01: What’s Wrong with Assisted Suicide? Understanding the Evil of Euthanasia(*)

Bergant, Sr. Dianne
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        4-02: From Anthropology to Cosmology: A New Look at the Message of Job(*)
        6-04: Are Natural Disasters Really Punishment for Sin?(*)

Bishop, Sr. Peg
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        4-27: The Art and Science of Parish Leadership(*)
        7-25: Clustering Parishes: Three Scenarios(*)

Boudreau, Rev. Paul
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        3-04: When Bad Things Happen to Good Parishes: Crisis Management in the 21st-Century Church(*)

Brown, Monica
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Formation & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        1-02: Holy Ground – Reverencing the Sacred Within Us(*)
        8-01: The Word is Made Flesh – Creatively Breaking Open the Word of God with Children and Youth(*)

Brummel, Doug
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: Family Laughs!

Burland, John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Elementary Catechesis
     Workshops: 2
        2-04: Enriching Children’s Catechesis Through Music and Movement(*)
        7-04: God Loves Me! Calling Children to Faith Through Song(*)

Burns, Dr. Jim
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 1
        2-03: Creating an Intimate Marriage(*)

Carotta, Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Confirmation & Junior High
     Workshops: 2
        7-05: Cultivating Spiritual Awareness with Young Adolescents(*)
        8-02: Unchaining Confirmation(*)

Casey, David
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: Call It Out Then Climb In a Cave

Cerneka, Shannon
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: You Want Me to Do What?!

Cheri, Richard
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        3-05: Good Ground Will Yield a Fruitful Harvest

Chitarroni, Fr. Leandro Horacio
     Language: SP      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        3-56: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe(*)
        8-53: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe con su imagen(*)

Chuong, Bishop Anton
     Language:      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 1
        7-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)

Cimino, Sr. Carol
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Elementary Catechesis
     Workshops: 2
        1-03: Keeping the Faith(*)
        7-06: The Call of the Catechist(*)

Coleman, Rev. Gerald
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        2-05: Physician-assisted Suicide
        6-05: Conscience Formation for the Adult Catholic

Coloroso, Barbara
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        4-03: Discipline and Punishment: Why One Works and the Other Only Appears To
        5-05: Keeping Your Cool Without Putting Your Feelings on Ice

Cortez, Jaime
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        6-06: Music and Words -- A Marriage for Liturgical Prayer

Cozzens, Fr. Donald
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        1-04: Spiritual Survival in a Polarized Church
        5-06: Spiritual Survival in a Polarized Church (repeat)

Cronin, Rev. Kevin
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-06: The Challenge of St. Francis: 1209-2009(*)
        8-03: Prayers/Conversations with Jesus from the Gospels(*)

Crosby, Rev. Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        2-07: A Way of Power Modeled on God’s Power(*)
        4-04: Francis of Assisi: Model of Contemporary Discipleship(*)

Crosthwaite, Mia
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Morality & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        6-07: Getting the People Done(*)
        8-04: Living Relevance(*)

Cusick, Rev. John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        2-08: An Adult Appreciation of the Passion and Death of Christ(*)
        6-08: Two Practical Strategies to Renew Parish Life: “Within These Walls” & “The Third Moment of a Sacrament”(*)

Dahm, Rev. Charles
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        3-52: Ministerio parroquial en una comunidad hispana(*)
        6-09: Hispanic Catholics: A Blessing and a Challenge for the Church(*)

D'Arcy, Paula
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-05: The Heaven Before Us(*)
        4-05: What's Enough?(*)

de Barra, Mícheál
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-07: Through the Threshold: An Approach to Religious Education for High School Students(*)

de la Parte París, Rev. Ángel
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Adult Catechesis
     Workshops: 2
        4-52: Acompañar el matrimonio, cuidar la familia, construir la Iglesia(*)
        7-51: Animar a padres y catequistas en tiempos difíciles(*)

DeBode, Eric
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Detention Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        6-19: On the Road Again: Transforming Families, Systems and Ourselves(*)

Dembrowsky, Constance
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Elementary Catechesis & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        4-06: Helping Children and Teens Develop an Ethical Foundation(*)
        6-10: Helping Children with Special Needs Develop the Skills to Solve Their Own Problems(*)

Ditewig, Dcn. William
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        4-07: Visions and Dreams: Seeing the Diaconate Anew(*)
        7-07: The Once and Future Diaconate: A New Vision for a Renewed Church(*)

Doran, Ken
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Elementary Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        6-11: Much ado about Parents*!!!(*)

Driscoll, Rev. Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        4-08: Eucharist: The Sacrament of Charity(*)
        7-08: Holy Week at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels(*)

East, Msgr. Ray
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        6-12: Lift Your Gaze: Evangelize Anew(*)
        8-05: Sent to Lead Afresh(*)

Elizondo, Rev. Virgilio
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 0
        SC: Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión del catequista

Ellair, Steven
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Early Childhood & Elementary Catechesis
     Workshops: 2
        2-09: Fire ’em Up for Jesus!
        6-13: Puppies, Butterflies and Rainbows

Ellsberg, Robert
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        6-14: Nouwen, Merton, and the Living Gospel: Reading Our Own Story in God’s Story of Jesus(*)
        8-06: Dorothy Day: A Saint for Today(*)

Evert, Chrystalina
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: Romance without Regret

Evert, Jason
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 2
       Youth Day: Romance without Regret
        1-06: Raising Chaste Teens

Fabing, Fr. Bob
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-07: A Spirituality of Communicating "Who I am"

Ferder, Fran
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        5-07: Wired for Love: The Compelling Energy of Human Sexuality(*)
        8-07: Created for Communion: Catholic Identity and the Challenge of Inclusion(*)

Fernández, Santiago
     Language: SP      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 1
        4-57: Salmos y antífonas: Un tesoro musical litúrgico

Fiand, Sr. Barbara
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-10: Revisiting Our Story: Claiming Our Christian Heritage(*)
        5-08: Life Is Changed, Not Taken Away: Nurturing the Seeds of Hope(*)

Ficocelli, Elizabeth
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Elementary Catechesis & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-06: Lourdes: 150 Years of Hope and Healing for a Hurting World(*)
        7-09: Helping Kids Develop a Personal Relationship with Jesus(*)

Flecha Andrés, Rev. José-Román
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Key & Morality & Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        4-53: Defensa de la vida humana(*)
        Sun Address: Alza tu mirada hacia Dios y vuelve a mirar a tus hermanos(*)

Florian, Amy
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
        6-15: Forgive and Be Free

Foley, Rev. Edward
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        1-08: Blessed Be God Forever: A Mystagogical Reflection

Fosnacht, Fred
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 1
        4-09: God is in the Bits: Using New Media and the Internet in Parish Ministry(*)

Fragomeni, Rev. Richard
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-09: Nuclear Fission: The Eucharistic Theology of Benedict XVI(*)
        4-10: Seven Steps to Praying Better: Or, Why Do I Feel that God is Far Away?(*)

Frias, Luz Elena
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        5-51: Miramos y gozamos con la luz, el viento, el agua y la tierra(*)

Friedman, Mark
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        2-01: The Journey of Ministry: Exploring the Six Tasks of Catechesis(*)

Fry, Sarina
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        5-51: Miramos y gozamos con la luz, el viento, el agua y la tierra(*)


Gaillardetz
, Dr. Richard
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        1-10: Sex in the Garden: Reflections on the Catholic Christian Vision of Sexuality(*)
        3-08: Roman Catholicism: Global Religion or European Export?(*)

Galindo García, Ángel
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        5-52: Dimensión política y económica en la bioética(*)
        8-51: Multiculturalidad, globalización y choque de civilizaciones(*)

García-Mina Freire, Ana
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Family & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        3-53: La educación emocional en la familia(*)
        4-54: ¿Cómo poder reconciliarnos con nosotros mismos?(*)

Gateley, Edwina
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-09: Mystics, Mysticism and Myself
        5-10: Rebels and Prophets

Gilbert, Rev. Richard
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        5-09: Where’s Grandpa? The Challenges, Hurts and Blessings of Alzheimer’s(*)
        8-08: The Tough Challenge: When People Mourn a Suicide(*)

Ginel Vielva, Fr. Alvaro
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        1-51: Transmitir la fe en familia(*)
        5-53: Iniciar en la oración de la “Lectio Divina”(*)

Gittins, Fr. Anthony
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        5-11: Discovering Discipleship by Discovering “the Least”(*)
        7-10: “A Word in Your Ear”: Hearing the Word and Putting It Into Practice(*)

González-Andrieu, Dr. Cecilia
     Language: SP      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        1-52: Tu luz nos dirige, las raíces y tradiciones de la vida cristiana(*)
        6-52: ¿Y ahora qué? Estrategias para sobrevivir en el mundo saturado de hoy(*)

Gordon, Dr. Greer
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Sexuality & Theology
     Workshops: 2
        3-10: The Church, Matrimony and Same-sex Marriage: A Catechetical Perspective(*)
        7-11: Grace Under Pressure: Living with Hope and Courage(*)

Grimaldo, Gloria Cecilia
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Sexuality & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        6-51: Inteligencia emocional(*)
        8-52: Sexualidad humana(*)

Groody, Rev. Daniel
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        3-54: Muriendo para vivir: Jesús de los indocumentados(*)
        6-16: Globalization, Spirituality and Justice(*)

Groome, Thomas
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-11: “I Am Not the Messiah”(*)
        4-11: A Shared Praxis Approach Revisited(*)

Grzona, Ricardo
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Adult Catechesis & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-52: Señor que vea(*)
        7-52: Discípulos y misioneros(*)

Guerrero Rosado, Msgr. José Luís (replaced by Fr. Leandro Horacio)
     Language: SP      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        3-56: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe(*)
        8-53: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe con su imagen(*)

Guibord, Rev. Gywnne
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 1
        5-26: Is There Salvation Outside the Catholic Church? Are Other Churches "True"?

Gunning, Tom
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-07: Through the Threshold: An Approach to Religious Education for High School Students(*)

Haas, David
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        5-12: The Ministry of Liturgical Music in the Journey of Life
        7-12: To Give You a Future with Hope: The Journey of Prayer & Spirituality for an Intergenerational Church

Hart, Mark
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): YD & Confirmation & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 3
          Youth Day: What Do You Know? Living Out What the Bible Really Says
        1-11: Causing Biblical “Heartburn”: Creating and Leading Effective Scripture Studies(*)
        3-12: The Original Text Message: A Cradle Catholic’s “Dummy Guide” to the Bible(*)

Haugen, Marty
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-11: Our Life in Worship/Our Life in the World
        6-17: Renewing the Face of the Earth/Christian Worship and Earthkeeping

Hawkins, Gioconda
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        5-51: Miramos y gozamos con la luz, el viento, el agua y la tierra(*)

Hayes-Bautista, Dr. David (not able to attend; replaced by
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus)
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Adult Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        5-54: ¡Dios mío, qué será de California!(*)

Heagle, Rev. John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        5-07: Wired for Love: The Compelling Energy of Human Sexuality(*)
        8-07: Created for Communion: Catholic Identity and the Challenge of Inclusion(*)

Heft, Rev. James
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        4-12: Moral and Immoral Culture(*)
        5-13: Catholic Morality and Catholic Politicians(*)

Hernandez, Dr. Wil
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        7-13: Inward, Outward, Upward: Henri Nouwen’s Integrated Journey

Hershey, Terry
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-12: The Sacred Present: Finding, Loving, Living(*)
        6-18: A Gentle Plea for Chaos: Life as a Journey, Not a Destination(*)

Hopkins, Mary Rice
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        3-13: ABCs of Praise

Horacio, Rev.. Leandro (replacing José Luís Guerrero Rosado)
     Language: SP      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        3-56: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe(*)
        8-53: Qué nos dice Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe con su imagen(*)

Horan, Dr. Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Confirmation
     Workshops: 1
        5-14: Searching Our Souls: Adults and Teens Make Sense Out of Faith

Hoyt, Tricia
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Morality & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        6-07: Getting the People Done(*)

Huebsch, Bill
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-14: How to Become a GREAT Parish!(*)
        4-13: Live Simply!(*)

Hughes, Sr. Kathleen
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        5-15: To Be God’s Heart on Earth: A Fresh Interpretation of “Devotion to the Sacred Heart”
        8-09: To Be God’s Heart on Earth: A Fresh Interpretation of “Devotion to the Sacred Heart” (repeat)

Hurd, Bob
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-14: One with the Risen Lord: A Spirituality of Ministry

Imperatori-Lee, Natalia
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): "Soy Catequista"
     Workshops: 2
        SC: Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión del catequista
        7-17: Soy Catequista: The Dignity, Vocation and Mission of the Catechist

Jabro, Sr. Suzanne
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Detention Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        6-19: On the Road Again: Transforming Families, Systems and Ourselves(*)

Jansen, Frank
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-15: Finding a Deeper Love: Tell Stories, Teach Lessons, Sing Songs – Now Dance(*)

Jansen, ValLimar
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-15: Finding a Deeper Love: Tell Stories, Teach Lessons, Sing Songs – Now Dance(*)

Johnson, Orin
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: You Want Me to Do What?!

Jonaitis, Sr. Dorothy
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        5-16: An Alternative to Being “Left Behind”: A Workshop on Apocalyptic Literature(*)
        8-10: From Palm Sunday to Easter: Passion/Resurrection Narratives of Matthew and John(*)

Just, Rev. Felix
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-15: The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, According to Matthew(*)
        7-14: Exciting “New” Gospels? What Catholics Need to Know about the Gospel of Judas and Other Apocryphal Writings(*)

Kelly, Matthew
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-12: The Spirit of the World vs. the Spirit of God(*)
        4-16: A Call to Joy(*)

Kemp, Rev. Raymond
     Language: ENG      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        2-13: Preparing Pastoral Preaching that is Pointed, Prayerful and Purposeful(*)
        7-15: The Catechumenate and Conversion to Mission(*)

Kempf, Fr. Joe
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        1-16: The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing: Creative Strategies for Celebrating Occasions and Seasons(*)
        5-17: Forgiveness(*)

Kleinlein, Dr. Kathy
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-14: Conversion, Faith-sharing and Catechesis: The Great Balancing Act(*)
        5-18: A House Divided Against Itself: When Families Don't Go to Mass(*)

Koester, Craig
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        4-17: The Book of Revelation and Popular Culture(*)
        6-21: The Book of Revelation and Worship in the Presence of God(*)

Lansing, Sean
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): YD & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: Take a Stand, Make a Difference
        3-15: From Doers of Service to People of Justice: Doing Youth Ministry that Inspires Youth to Live Catholic Social Teaching.(*)

Lawton, Liam
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        3-16: How Can We Sing a Song in an Alien Land?

Lee, Michael
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): "Soy Catequista"
     Workshops: 2
        SC: Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión del catequista
        7-17: Soy Catequista: The Dignity, Vocation and Mission of the Catechist

Leonard, Rev. Richard
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 2
        5-19: Is Harry Potter Good News for Our Young People?
        8-11: Is Jesus Just Another Super Hero?

Levo, Lynn
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Human Sexuality & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        6-20: The Gift of Friendship(*)
        7-16: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty(*)

López Gutierrez, Siro
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-53: La catequesis a través del cuerpo(*)
        4-55: Educar con y contra la publicidad(*)

Mangan, Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        5-20: Lift Your Voice, Sing Anew! Bringing New Life to School and Parish Liturgy(*)
        8-13: Setting Hearts on Fire: Using Music for Evangelization, Mission, Peace and Justice(*)

Manibusan, Jesse
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): YD & Liturgy/Music & Multicultural
     Workshops: 3
        Youth Day: Celebrating Liturgy! Real Power
        2-14: Multicultural Church – Being Powerfully Catholic(*)
        8-12: Music and Liturgy – Worship, Proclamation and Charity(*)

Markey, Dr. John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        1-17: Moses in Pharaoh’s House: A Liberation Theology for Those of Us in the “First World”(*)
        8-14: A Pedagogy for the Oppressors: Training Ourselves to Train Our Children in Peace, Justice and Mercy(*)

Martin, Rev. James
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-17: Be Who You Are!(*)
        8-15: Catholic Laughter(*)

Massingale, Fr. Bryan
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        1-13: Healing a Divided World(*)
        4-19: Catholic Teaching on Racism: Present State, Future Direction(*)

Matovina, Timothy
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): "Soy Catequista"
     Workshops: 2
        SC: Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión del catequista
        7-17: Soy Catequista: The Dignity, Vocation and Mission of the Catechist

Maze, Darcie
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        3-13: ABCs of Praise

McCarty, Robert
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        4-18: Youth Ministry Leadership: The Dance of Passion and Professionalism!(*)
        7-18: Pastoral Care of the Adolescent: A Church and Community Challenge(*)

McDonald, Judy
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: Don't Judge

McGrath, Bro. Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        1-18: Jesus A to Z: Art at Catechesis(*)

McKenna, Dr. Megan
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-15: Lift Your Gaze … See Anew(*)
        6-22: Lift Your Gaze ... See a New Vision with a New Heart(*)

Mullen, Rev. Patrick
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        2-16: The Passions of Jesus(*)
        6-23: The Women in the New Testament(*)

Murray, Rev. J-Glenn
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        4-20: The Gaze that Saves: Eucharistic Worship Outside Mass(*)
        7-19: “I Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills”: Living a Contemporary Liturgical Spirituality(*)

Murúa, Marcelo
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-54: Hacia una catequesis formadora de discípulas y discípulos(*)
        8-54: El desierto nuestro de cada día, clave de espiritualidad(*)

Musgrave, Hilary
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Formation & Elementary Catechesis
     Workshops: 2
        1-02: Holy Ground – Reverencing the Sacred Within Us(*)
        8-01: The Word is Made Flesh – Creatively Breaking Open the Word of God with Children and Youth(*)

Nagel, Leland
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        8-16: Lifejackets, Parachutes and Armor(*)

Ngo, Peter Thang
     Language: VIET      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        3-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop

Noguez Alcantara, Rev. Armando
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        3-55: Aprender a ser discípulos y misioneros de Jesucristo(*)
        6-53: Una nueva lectura del Pentateuco(*)


Norris, Kathleen
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        7-20: Life as Liturgy (Laundry Included)

Oddwalk Ministries,
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
       Youth Day: You Want Me to Do What?!


O'Donohue, John  (replaced by David Whyte)
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        4-21: Putting on the Mind of Dawn: Toward a Spirituality of Awakening(*)
        8-17: The Twilight Wisdom of the Heart: The Art of Harvesting Your Inner Light(*)

Osborne, Rev. Kenan
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        1-19: Leadership: Sacramental and Charismatic(*)
        4-22: Ecumenical Eucharist Today(*)

Osiek, Sr. Carolyn
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        4-23: Early Christian Writings that Didn’t Make Canon: Should We Pay Attention to Them?(*)
        6-24: Ecotheology from the Future: The Apocalypse as Basis for Environmental Responsibility(*)

Ospino, Dr. Hosffman
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Theology
     Workshops: 2
        6-54: Perspectivas cristianas sobre la dignidad del trabajo humano(*)
        7-53: El Apostolado Hispano como fuente de reflexión teológica y espiritual para la Iglesia en los Estados Unidos(*)

Pacatte, Sr. Rose
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 1
        2-20: "Into Great Silence": Spirituality and Filmmaking for Catechists(*)

Paradise, Jo Ann
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Junior High
     Workshops: 2
        5-21: Never Say Service Project Again(*)
        8-18: Forming a Spiritual Child in a Secular World(*)

Pastore, Jason
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: Moses, Mary and You?

Patin, Mike
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): YD & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 3
          Youth Day: I Love This Game!! (For Athletes)
        2-17: Teens with Screens(*)
        Sunday Address: The Passion Epidemic(*)

Pham, Dr. Thanh Van
     Language: VIET      Topic(s): Vietnamese Workshops
     Workshops: 2
        2-70: Vietnamese Workshop
        5-70: Vietnamese Workshop

Phan, Sr. Theresa
     Language: VIET      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 2
        1-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
        4-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)

Phelps, Sr. Jamie
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        1-20: The Evangelizing and Social Justice Mission of the Church(*)
        7-21: Liberation for Communion(*)

Phong, Bro. Fortunat
     Language: VIET      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        6-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
        8-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)

Ponnet, Fr. Chris
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
        3-18: Disneyland’s Million Dreams – A Consistent Life Ethic Reflects the Million Stories(*)

Radcliffe, Rev. Timothy
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        2-18: Is Dialogue Possible in the Church Today?(*)
        5-22: The Challenge of Non-violence in the Church(*)

Regan, Jane
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        3-19: Fostering the Next Generation of Faithful Believers(*)
        4-24: Engaging the Total Parish in Catechesis: Gathering the Tools(*)

Ricard, Rev. R. Tony
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        4-26: Discipleship for Dummies: Know Him, Love Him, Serve Him(*)

Riechers, Rev. Erik
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        5-23: The Star Only Stops Here: Reflections of an Innkeeper(*)
        7-22: When the Word Lives and Breathes: Reflections on Bibliodrama(*)

Righteous B,
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: Following Jesus Just Might Ruin Your Life

Ristow, Kate
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Elementary Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        3-20: Deal or No Deal: Strategies for Moral Development

Rivera, Jorge
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        4-56: ¡Joven, Atrévete!(*)
        8-19: Discipleship and Mission Among Hispanic Young Adults(*)

Rolheiser, Rev. Ronald
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Topics of Choice
     Workshops: 2
        3-21: Radical Faith – The Struggles with Faith and the Dark Night of the Spirit(*)
        6-25: Being Missionaries to Our Own Children – Today’s Real Missionary Task(*)

Rubalcava, Pedro
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Confirmation & Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-53: Celebrando el Sacramento de la Confirmación
        4-57: Salmos y antífonas: Un tesoro musical litúrgico

Salazar, Sr. Leticia
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        6-55: Espiritualidad ignaciana: Un camino de esperanza en el diario vivir

Salvatierra, Rev. Alexia
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
        5-24: Addressing the Crisis – Immigration and Working Poverty(*)
        8-55: Confrontando la crisis inmigratoria y la pobreza de los trabajadores que no pueden vivir de su salario(*)

Scally, Anna
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): YD & Media
     Workshops: 2
          Youth Day: Praying with Your iPod/Headphones
        8-20: Shepherds on the Edge(*)

Schellman, Jim
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechumenate
     Workshops: 2
        3-22: From Evangelization to Initiation(*)
        8-21: Content in the Catechumenate(*)

Schmidt, Rev. Jan Kevin
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        2-02: Discover and Live Your Strengths(*)

Schmidt, Rev. Ron
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 1
        2-20: "Into Great Silence": Spirituality and Filmmaking for Catechists(*)

Schreiter, Rev. Robert
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        6-26: Interaction in Multicultural Settings(*)
        7-23: Interaction in Multicultural Settings (repeat)(*)

Sedano, Maruja
     Language: SP      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        7-54: Colaboradores en la viña del Señor(*)
        1-54: Mirando con ojos nuevos(*)

Shaia, Dr. Alexander
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        5-25: A Fresh Look at the Four Gospels: Beyond the Biography of Jesus(*)
        8-22: The Gospel of John: A Mystic Vision of Wholeness?(*)

Shea, John
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-21: “Behold, I Make All Things New”: The Gospels as Tools of “Seeing Anew”(*)
        3-23: Developing and Sustaining “Seeing Anew”: Spiritual Practices and Consciousness Change(*)

Shepp, Vikki
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        5-02: Seeing Stewardship with New Eyes: How Lifelong Learning and Forming Generous Hearts Fit Together(*)

Siller Acuña, Clodomiro
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Multicultural & Theology
     Workshops: 2
        2-55: La humanidad migrante en la Biblia(*)
        5-55: La revelación es para muchos pueblos(*)

Smith, Rev. Alexei
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 1
        5-26: Is There Salvation Outside the Catholic Church? Are Other Churches "True"?

Smith-Christopher, Dr. Daniel
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        3-24: “Farms Not Arms”: Reading the Prophet Micah(*)
        8-23: Why the Old Testament Matters: Amos & Hosea(*)

Smollin, Sr. Anne Bryan
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): YD & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
          Youth Day: Being Catholic and Having a Sense of Humor
        2-19: The Spirituality of Connectedness: Lifting Our Gaze(*)

Spitzer, Rev. Robert
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        3-25: New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics to the Effort of Evangelization(*)
        5-27: A Perennial Pro-Life Philosophy: A Convincing Curriculum for both Sacred and Secular Environments(*)

Stecker, Dr. Carl
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): AIDS/HIV
     Workshops: 2
        1-22: HIV & AIDS: Age of Unprecedented Funding for Global Response to Pandemic(*)
        7-24: Glocal: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally to Stop AIDS(*)

Sweetser, Fr. Thomas
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        4-27: The Art and Science of Parish Leadership(*)
        7-25: Clustering Parishes: Three Scenarios(*)

Tagle, Bishop Luis
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        4-28: The Church & the Gospel of God's Reign: An Asian Perspective(*)
        8-24: Pope Benedict XVI's Vision of the Church(*)

Tejerina Arias, Gonzalo
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        3-57: ¿Católicos sin Iglesia? Sobre la dimensión eclesial de la fe(*)
        8-56: Las relaciones de la fe cristiana con otras religiones: Dinámica del diálogo interreligioso(*)

Theisen, Michael
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Jr High & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        2-21: Forming Young Disciples through Transforming Methods: A New Paradigm for Adolescent Catechesis(*)
        5-28: Creating a Youth Ministry that Matters: The Keys to Success(*)

Tobar Mensbrugghe, Dora
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Family & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-55: Elementos esenciales de la pedagogía de Jesús(*)
        6-56: La pareja feliz: Taller de preparación al noviazgo(*)

Tooke, Doug
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
          Youth Day: Call It Out Then Climb In a Cave

Turner, Rev. Paul
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        1-23: The Sacrament of Confirmation: What It Is and What It’s Not(*)
        2-22: An Update on the English Translation of the Roman Missal(*)

Valenzuela, Victor
     Language: ENG/SP      Topic(s): "Soy Catequista"
     Workshops: 2
        1-56: Alimentados con Cristo, nos convertimos en Cristo(*)
        SC: Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión del catequista
        7-17: Soy Catequista: The Dignity, Vocation and Mission of the Catechist(*)

VerEecke, Fr. Robert
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-23: Let There Be Light: Seeing New Ways to Dance the Good News

Villa García, Julia
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Family & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        5-56: ¿Por qué se rompe la relación de pareja?(*)
        7-55: Educar para convivir(*)

Vital Cruz, María Guadalupe
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        2-56: Las alegrías y las lágrimas en la catequesis de los adultos(*)
        5-57: Catequizando desde la Liturgia Dominical(*)

Vogt, Susan
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        3-26: Beyond Words: Teaching Faith and Values to Children and Families through Symbol and Action(*)
        8-25: Seven Peacemaking Strategies for the Home and Classroom(*)

Walker, Christopher
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-24: Wake Up the Assembly's Voice(*)
        5-29: Drive-Time Prayer(*)

Wallis, Jim
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        6-27: The Great Awakening(*)
        7-26: Seven Commitments to Change the World(*)

Walsh, Dr. David
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 2
        1-25: "No": Why Kids of All Ages Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It
        6-28: Modern Media: A Test for the Modern Church

Welbers, Msgr. Thomas
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        2-25: Savoring Our Heritage of Faith: Early Christian World Pilgrimage(*)

Wells, David
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Faith Formation
     Workshops: 2
        4-29: Home is a Holy Place, Too!(*)
        8-26: Happy are You? A Catechesis for Joy(*)

Whyte, David (replacing John O'Donohue)
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        4-21: Putting on the Mind of Dawn: Toward a Spirituality of Awakening(*)
        8-17: The Twilight Wisdom of the Heart: The Art of Harvesting Your Inner Light(*)

Wojtaszek-Healy, Dr. Madonna
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Disabilities
     Workshops: 2
        2-26: Everyone Is Called to God’s Table, Even the Ones Who Can’t Sit Still in Their Seats(*)
        4-25: Don’t Touch Me! (But Try to Touch My Soul): Catechizing Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome(*)

Zanotto, Rev. Luigi
     Language: SP      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        6-57: Pascua: Las huellas del “paso de Dios” en la comunidad hispana(*)
        7-56: Navidad: Dios sigue “encarnándose”(*)


Zanzig, Tom
     Language: ENG      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        1-24: Adult Faith Formation: If It IS Broke, Let's Fix It(*)
        6-29: One-Minute Meditation: A Practical, Pastoral and Powerful New Way to Pray(*)
 


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