2009 RECongress Speakers

Religious Education Congress
February 26
, 2009 (Youth Day)
February 27 - March 1, 2009 (Congress days)

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


Keynote Jim Wallis
   "The Opportunity of Crisis"
Sunday English Address David Wells
   "Smoke Signals of Hope in Burnt-out People"
Sunday Spanish Address
Fr. Antonio Ginel Vielva
   "Te mostraré una tierra y seré tucompañero, tu futuro"
Number of Workshops 306
English Workshops 220
Youth Day Workshops 24
Spanish Workshops 52
Vietnamese Workshops 8
Korean Workshops 2

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,  "VIET" is Vietnamese, "KOR" is Korean. "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 -80 is Korean. Asterisks "(*)" indicate taped workshops.

Updated: 05 Sep 2013


Hedley Abernethy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: So When Jesus Called Us to Be Peacemakers, Did He Really Mean Me?


Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        1-51: Llamados a ser discípulos en misión permanente (*)
        7-51: Señor, dame ese Espíritu que fortalece matrimonios y familias (*)


John Allen Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        5-01: Affirmative Orthodoxy and Benedict XVI (*)
        7-01: The Popes and the Sexual Abuse Crisis (*)


Tony Alonso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        3-12: WorshipWays: Faithful Community Prayer in the 21st Century (*)


Donna Anderle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-01: Ignite Your Spirit! Say "Yes" through Dance, Song and Prayer (*)
        7-02: Merging Prayer with Dance (*)


Steve Angrisano
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: Where Are You, God?


Laura Ash
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-01: Embodying Easter -- Dancing Resurrection (*)
        5-02: Liturgy as Love in Action -- Moving Our Faith (*)


Patrick Atkinson
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        3-51: La Esclavitud: No Se Terminó con la Guerra Civil – Perspectivas sobre el trafico de seres humanos (*)
        6-01: Slavery: It Didn't End with the Civil War -- Modern Day Perspectives on Human Trafficking (*)


Fr. William Barry
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        1-02: God Wants Our Friendship (*)
        8-01: How to Help People Grow into an Adult Friendship with God (*)


Dr. Tom Beaudoin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian Ministry & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        1-03: Are Lay Catholics "Secular"?
        6-02: Spirituality and the Parenting of Lesbian and Gay Catholics


Betsey Beckman
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-01: Embodying Easter -- Dancing Resurrection (*)
        5-02: Liturgy as Love in Action -- Moving Our Faith (*)


Stephen Binz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        2-02: St. Paul, the Boundary-Breaker: A Model of What the Church Can Be (*)
        5-03: St. Paul and Women: Ancient Misogynist or Model for Today's Church? (*)


Dionisio Borobio Garcia
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        6-51: Sacramentos de iniciación cristiana y catecumenado: Un reto para la Iglesia actual (*)
        8-51: ¿Cómo evangelizar hoy desde la celebración litúrgico sacramental? (*)


Paul Boudreau
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        8-02: Everything I Know about Sin I Learned from Zombie Movies (*)


Gregory Boyle, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Detention Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        8-03: Loving with the Heart You Have: Ministry of Healing with Gang Members (*)


Benjamín Bravo Perez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        3-52: Sacramentos de la Iglesia: ¿Sacramentos de vida? (*)
        7-52: Ritos de la liturgia y rituales urbanos (*)


Dr. Elizabeth Crabb Breen
     Language: English      Topic(s): HIV/AIDS
     Workshops: 1
        2-20: Love Unfolding: Learning and Living with HIV/AIDS (*)


Fr. Patrick Brennan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        1-04: The First and Coming Reformation (*)
        4-01: Gifted: A Process for Discovering Gifts in Parishioners and Ministry in General (*)


Grayson Warren Brown
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-03: Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord! (*)
        7-03: Should There Be Such a Thing as "Social Justice"? (*)


John Burland
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        2-04: So You Think You Can Move! Rejoicing in Faith with Children (*)
        6-03: The Spirit Alive! Energizing Children’s Catechesis through Music (*)


Alice Camille
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        8-02: Everything I Know about Sin I Learned from Zombie Movies (*)


Julia Cano Valero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        1-52: Adolescencia violenta y delincuencia juvenil (*)
        7-53: Aspectos psiquiátricos de la violencia domestica (*)


Carlos Carrillo Velásquez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        2-51: Pautas para comunicarse mejor con adolescentes (*)
        6-52: La fe y la cultura en la familia hispana (*)


Richard Cheri & Good Ground
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-02: Fire Shut Up in My Bones


Rev. Msgr. Michael Cherup Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        6-04: Come Holy Spirit … And Stay for a While! (*)
        8-04: When the Fire Goes Out … What's Next? (*)


Katherine Ja-Eun Cho
     Language: Korean      Topic(s): Korean
     Workshops: 1
        2-80: Korean Workshop: Challenges of Catechesis for Korean-American Youth and Young Adults: How Do We Ignite Their 'Yes'? (*)


Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        3-01: Creating Vision, Engagement and Ownership in Today's Parish (*)
        8-05: Generations and Parish Ministry: How Can We Engage All? (*)


Carol Cimino, SSJ, EdD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        3-02: Keeping the Faith (*)
        7-04: The Good Catechist (*)


Padraigin Clancy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-05: Patrick, Brigit and Columba: A Celtic Inspiration for Today! (*)
        8-06: Returning to the Well of Celtic Wisdom (*)


John Coleman, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 1
        3-03: Making Catholic Social Teaching Come Alive! (*)


Stan Cordero
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: Stressed Out? Got Prayer?


Jaime Cortez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        2-06: Holy Week Music -- The Latest Multicultural Resources


Paul Coutinho, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-04: Mystical Union in Everyday Life: Romancing God the Ignatian Way (*)
        8-07: Effective Living in a Chaotic World through Discerning Love (*)


María Covarrubias
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        2-52: San Pablo: Gran Catequista y Misionero de todos los tiempos (*)


Michael Crosby, OFMCap
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        1-05: What Does It Mean to "Forgive from Your Heart"? (*)
        5-04: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (*)


Fr. John Cusick
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        1-06: An Adult Appreciation of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (*)
        6-05: Why Should I Go to Church? (*)


Charles Dahm, OP
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        3-05: Developing Parish Ministry to Victims of Domestic Violence (*)
        5-51: Desarrollando una Respuesta Pastoral a Víctimas de Violencia Doméstica (*)


Nancy Dallavalle, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
        1-07: Catholic Women: In the Church and in the Public Square
        6-06: Mary, Marriage and Gender Issues: Pius XII to Benedict XVI


Rev. Anthony Dao
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 1
        8-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Vietnamese Ethics and Catholic Morals (*)


Fr. Ken Deasy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: Get Real! Talk to Me! Sell Me on It! What Up, Dog? Whad-up-wi-dat? Let’s Get It Going! Show Me!


Sr. Carol Dempsey, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-08: Jeremiah: A Poet Gifted, a Prophet Burdened (*)
        4-03: Justice: A Biblical Vision, a Gospel Mandate (*)


Dr. Katherine DeVries
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        4-04: “Help! Our Young Adults Are Missing!” Effective Strategies for Young Adult Ministry (*)
        8-08: How Do You Pass the Torch of Parish Leadership? (*)


David Durand
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        4-05: Win the World without Losing Your Soul (*)
        7-05: Everyone Needs a Coach! (*)


Early Childhood Board
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        5-05: Unfolding the Gifts of God’s World: Touching the Young Child’s Heart (*)


Msgr. Ray East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-06: Our "Yes" to Weaving Faith and Justice (*)
        8-09: Igniting God's Word: Gift and Blessing (*)


Carole Eipers, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        4-06: Catechesis: Learning to Say Yes and Live It


Rev. Virgilio Elizondo
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-53: Jesús de Galilea (*)
        4-07: Jesus of Galilee (*)


Steven Ellair
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        1-09: Some Say Learning Can’t Be Fun ... Wanna Bet?
        5-06: Sandbox Spirituality


Jason Evert
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
Youth Day: Romance Without Regret
        1-10: Raising Chaste Teens


Crystalina Evert
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: Romance Without Regret


Tammy Evevard
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: Mirrors that Speak and Other Myths Exposed


Fr. Bob Fabing, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        1-11: The Story of You … and God … and Love


Justin Fatica
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 2
Youth Day: Make Your Mess into a Message
        2-07: Love No Matter What (*)


Sr. Fran Ferder
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        6-07: Divine Love and Human Sin: Why Did Jesus Die? (*)
        7-06: All Are Welcome! Or Are They? The Gospel Call to Inclusion & Contemporary Catholicism (*)


Santiago Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        5-52: Las escrituras, la justicia social, la catequesis y los textos que cantamos en la misa
        8-52: Superando los desafíos del coro parroquial


Sr. Barbara Fiand, SND
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        2-08: One Bread, One Body, One Table: Eucharist -- The Feast of Foot-washers (*)
        5-07: Awe-filled Wonder: Science and Spirituality in Search of a Better World (*)


James Finley
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        1-12: The Cloud of Unknowing: Practicing Contemplative Prayer


José-Román Flecha Andres
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        2-53: Un amor para una vida (*)
        6-53: Servidores de la palabra (*)


Fr. Richard Fragomeni
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-07: With Joy We Go to the Altar of God: The Entrance Rites (*)
        4-08: Musical Mysticism: Seven Great Ways to Use Music to Enrich Your Life of Prayer (*)


Jackie Francois
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
Youth Day: Stressed Out? Got Prayer?


Sr. Paule Freeburg, DC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        5-25: Celebrating the Word with Children


Mark Friedman
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-01: Ignite Your Spirit! Say "Yes" through Dance, Song and Prayer (*)
        4-09: Getting Off on the ‘Rite’ Foot: Planning and Preparing for the First Sacraments (*)


Dr. Richard Gaillardetz, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        2-09: New Models for Episcopal Leadership in a Global Church (*)
        6-08: For the Love of the Game: Toward a Spirituality of Sports (*)


Fr. Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        5-08: Nourishing the religious Imagination (*)
        8-10: Pope Benedict's Pastoral Theology (*)


Gen Rosso Group
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 1
        6-28: Formation to Peace through Music and Performing Arts


Fr. Alvaro Ginel Vielva
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments & Keynote
     Workshops: 2
        5-53: Si no creésis, no susbistiréis (Is. 7,9) (*)
        KEY: KEY: Te mostraré una tierra y seré tucompañero, tu futuro (*)


Fr. Anthony Gittins, CSSp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        4-10: What on Earth Is Discipleship? (*)
        6-09: "Do This In Memory of Me": Do What, Where, How? (*)


Good Ground
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-02: Fire Shut Up in My Bones


Greer Gordon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-08: Conflicting Commitments: Same-sex Marriage and the Church (*)
        8-11: Kingdoms and Inheritances: Spiritual Poverty Today (*)


Dr. Colleen Griffith
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 1
        4-11: Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies for the Church (*)


Gloria Cecilia Grimaldo
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        3-53: Como vivir una afectividad evangelizada (*)
        8-53: Vivencia de la enfermedad desde la dimensión espiritual (*)


Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        3-09: Dying to Live: A Theology of Immigration (*)
        5-54: La migración mexicana y espiritualidad cristiana (*)


Dr. Thomas Groome
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-10: What Keeps Us Catholic (*)
        7-07: A New Apologetics: Sharing the Fire of Catholic Faith (*)


Bro. Jeffrey Gros, FSC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 2
        6-10: Teaching the Mass in an Ecumenical Age (*)
        8-12: Handing on the Faith in a Pluralistic Society (*)


Richard Groves
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        6-11: Less Is More: The Wisdom of Simplification (*)
        7-08: Near-death Wisdom: Die Before You Die (*)


Ricardo Grzona
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        4-51: Después del Sínodo de la Palabra, desafíos para la catequesis y los catequistas (*)
        7-54: La Gran Misión Continental: ¿Sólo para los misioneros? ¿o para toda la Iglesia? (*)


David Haas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        6-12: To Show Who Jesus Is: The Catechetical Mission of Liturgical Music
        7-09: Singing, Praying and Celebrating the Sacramental Journey


Edward Hahnenberg, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        3-11: The Vocation to Lay Ecclesial Ministry (*)
        6-13: Don't Sell Your Soul: Being Church in a Consumer Culture (*)


Mark Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Scripture
     Workshops: 3
Youth Day: Five Things I’m Not Supposed to Tell You about the Bible
        1-13: Read the Bible for a Change: Going Deeper with the Scriptures (*)
        5-09: Our Lady of the Cul-de-Sac: Making Our Homes a Domestic Church (*)


Marty Haugen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        3-12: WorshipWays: Faithful Community Prayer in the 21st Century (*)


Fr. John Heagle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        6-07: Divine Love and Human Sin: Why Did Jesus Die? (*)
        7-06: All Are Welcome! Or Are They? The Gospel Call to Inclusion & Contemporary Catholicism (*)


Fr. James Heft, SM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 1
        7-10: Catholic Morality: Current Challenges (*)


Wil Hernandez, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        7-11: Sacred Companionship with Henri Nouwen


Rev. Terry Hershey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-14: Born to Dance: Live Life Fully from the Inside Out (*)
        4-12: Sabbath Moments: To See God in All Things (*)


Natalia Imperatori-Lee, PhD
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        6-54: Jesús y María de Galilea: Amor revelado en la frontera (*)
        7-12: Life, Unfolding: Mary's Discipleship and Ours (*)


Abbot Christopher Jamison
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        2-10: Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
        5-10: Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life

ValLimar Jansen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        6-14: Music and Spirituality: Rekindling an Awareness of Spirit (*)


Frank Jansen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        6-14: Music and Spirituality: Rekindling an Awareness of Spirit (*)


Jack Jezreel
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        6-15: Jesus: Love Fulfilling God's Covenant of Justice
        8-13: Formation and Transformation: How to Change Hearts for Justice


Ken Johnson-Mondragón
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology & Young Adult
     Workshops: 2
        3-54: La pastoral juvenil hispana en el siglo XXI (*)
        8-54: El ministerio en parroquias multiculturales: Modelos y mejores prácticas (*)


Sr. Dorothy Jonaitis, OP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        3-13: What Is the Easter Message of Mark's Gospel? (*)
        7-13: Seven Extra Books of the Bible: Their Message for Catholics? (*)


Rev. Felix Just, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        6-16: St. Paul: Not a Lone Ranger, but an NGO President! (*)
        8-14: St. Paul's Teachings on Love and Other Virtues: A Neglected Treasure! (*)


Fr. Joe Kempf
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-15: What Do I Say When Life Is Hard? (*)
        5-11: My Sister Is Annoying… (*)


Fr Michael Kennedy, SJ
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Detention Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-55: Meditación sobre Jesús Prisionero (*)
        5-12: Meditating on the Risen Prisoner (*)


Colette Kennett
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 2
Youth Day: Evangelization: Don't Just See the Light -- Be the Light!
        3-14: Marketing Your Youth Ministry (*)


Bishop Gerald Kicanas, DD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-16: Forming Adults in the Faith (*)
        2-11: Collaboration and Ministry (*)


Roland Kim, PhD
     Language: Korean      Topic(s): Korean
     Workshops: 1
        1-80: Korean Workshop


Craig Koester
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        4-13: The Book of Revelation and Popular Culture (*)
        6-17: The Crucifixion of Jesus According to the Gospel of John (*)


Peter Kolar
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-54: Cómo la música moldea nuestra experiencia de liturgia y los sacramentos
        5-13: How Music Shapes Our Experience of Liturgy and Sacrament


Keri Krout
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 2
        2-12: Rules and Runny Noses: Why Am I Doing This Anyway? (*)
        6-18: What a Difference a Dad Makes (*)


Rev. Patrick LaBelle, OP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        4-14: Off to College: The Journey from Inheritance to Ownership (*)
        7-14: Leadership in the Church: A Cry of Hope or the Whimper of Fear (*)


Jeremy W. Langford
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-13: Seeds of Faith: Practices to Grow a Healthy Spiritual Life (*)
        8-15: Fully Alive: Embracing God's Gifts of Life, Peace and Freedom (*)


Sean Lansing
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        4-15: Preparing Confirmands for Lives of Justice (*)


Michael Lee, PhD
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        6-54: Jesús y María de Galilea: Amor revelado en la frontera (*)
        8-16: Keeping It Real: How Martyrs' Deaths Teach Us How to Live (*)


Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 2
        2-14: "The Dark Knight" and the Dark Night
        4-16: The World in Their Face: Where Does Faith Fit into MySpace, YouTube and Facebook?


Sr. Lynn Levo, CSJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        5-14: Managing Conflict: A Core Competency for Leaders (*)
        8-17: Understanding and Managing Anger: Yours and Theirs (*)


Fr. Eduardo Levy, SJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        4-52: Renovación del Bautismo: Encuentro con Cristo 11-12 años (*)
        7-55: Encuentro para matrimonios, como padres educadores (*)


John Linney
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        2-15: Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Cruelty, Bullying and Violence
        8-18: Leaving a Legacy: Reconnecting to Your Passion and Purpose


Laura López
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        5-55: Y ustedes, ¿Quien dicen que soy? (*)


Siro López Gutiérrez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-55: El silencio en la comunicación con los jóvenes (*)
        4-53: Evangelizar con el cuerpo: El derecho a la ternura (*)


Sybil MacBeth
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        3-15: Praying in Color (*)
        4-17: Praying in Color (repeat) (*)


Michael Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-16: Love Unfolding, Songs for the Seasons: Using Music to Bring New Life to Liturgical Seasons (*)
        8-19: True Colors Shine: Singing Our "Yes!" (*)


Jesse Manibusan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
Youth Day: God Is Here! The Fourfold Presences of Christ in Mass!
        2-16: Creating a Multicultural Outreach in Youth Ministry (*)


Rev. James Martin, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-17: Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (*)
        8-20: Laughing with God (*)


Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        2-17: The Social Teaching of Pope Benedict XVI (*)
        4-18: History and Development of Catholic Social Teaching on Racism (*)


Timothy Matovina, PhD
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        4-54: La Biblia con el Pueblo (*)
        6-19: Latinos in U.S. Catholicism (*)


Robert McCarty, Dmin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        5-15: Adolescent Catechesis: The Pain and the Promise (*)
        7-15: Parents, Youth and Faith: The Great Dance! (*)


Dr. Patricia McCormack, IHM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        6-20: Misbehavior? Name It, Claim It, Tame It, or Prevent It from the Get-go! (*)
        8-21: Create a Home Culture of Spirituality (*)


Bro. McGrath McGrath, OSFS
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
        8-22: More Than a Mystery (*)


Dr. Megan McKenna
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-18: Love Unfolding (*)
        4-19: Igniting Our "Yes!" (*)


Theodore Miles
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 1
        7-16: Standing as One Human Family: Engaging Youth in Relationships that Foster Solidarity and Justice (*)


Joseph Mitchell, CP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Stewardship
     Workshops: 2
        3-17: Care for Creation: Embracing the Life We Are Given (*)
        8-23: Care for Creation: Understanding the Earth as a Sacred Community (*)


Juan Carlos Montenegro
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        6-55: Creando una pastoral juvenil DEL OTRO MUNDO (*)


Fr. J. Patrick Mullen, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-18: Paul -- The Pastor (*)
        5-16: "Fill the Earth and Subdue It": The Bible on Stewardship and Ecology (*)


Fr J-Glenn Murray
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-19: Setting Your “Yes” on Fire: Exploring the Meaning of “Active Participation” Today (*)
        4-20: Unfolding Your Love: Living the Eucharist in Daily Life (*)


Marcelo Murúa
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        2-56: Ser discípulas y discípulos misioneros según los evangelios (*)
        5-56: 10 enseñanzas de San Pablo para la catequesis de nuestros días (*)


Rev. Hy Nguyen, SS
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        1-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Vietnamese Ethics and Catholic Morals (*)
        3-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Understanding Vietnamese Catholicism (*)


Matthew Ogilvie, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        2-19: What Is Fundamentalism, Really? (*)
        5-17: Natural Science and Catholic Theology: A Perspective from Pope John Paul II (*)


Dr. Hosffman Ospino
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        4-21: Culture as a Window into the Mystery of God (*)
        8-55: Claves para reflexionar teológicamente en la vida diaria (*)


Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        1-20: In Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
        3-18: The Science and Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Cloning


Deacon Eric Paige
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        5-18: Seven Catholic Ideas Our Kids Need to Know about Relationships and Sexuality (*)
        7-17: Making Good Decisions – A Relational- and Virtue-based Approach to Morality (*)


Joe Paprocki
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 1
        6-21: The Catechist's Toolbox: Skills, Tips and Practical Advice You Can Use Today (*)


Mike Patin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
Youth Day: Fearless Faith "Freaks"
        3-19: 30-, 60- and 100-fold -- Youth Leadership Strategies (*)


Dr. Robert Pavlik
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        5-19: Applying MI Theory to Concepts of Faith (*)
        7-18: Applying MI Theory to Practices of Faith (*)


Bro. Fortunat Phong
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        2-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Vietnamese Ethics and Catholic Morals (*)
        6-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Vietnamese Ethics and Catholic Morals (*)


Very Rev. Robert Pipta
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 1
        8-24: History and Spirituality of the Eastern Churches (*)


Fr. Chris Ponnet
     Language: English      Topic(s): HIV/AIDS
     Workshops: 1
        2-20: Love Unfolding: Learning and Living with HIV/AIDS (*)


Dr. Nancy Reeves
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-21: Gifts of the Eucharist (*)
        8-25: Spirituality for Extroverts (and Tips for Those Who Love Them!) (*)


Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        4-22: Mary of Nazareth: Birthing Hope for a New World Order (*)
        5-20: Voices of Truth: Women Prophets and Preachers in the New Testament (*)


Tony Ricard
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        6-22: “Don't Be Stupid!” – Simplified Evangelization (*)


Fr. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana, ST
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        5-57: Viviendo un amor que no se acaba, pero que cambia muchísimo (*)
        7-56: Un sí que perdura … ¡contra viento y marea! (*)


Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-21: The Emerging Church (*)
        7-19: The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (*)


Pedro Rubalcava
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-55: La Liturgia de las Horas (orar y cantar en todo lugar)


Sr. Joyce Rupp, OSM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-20: Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self
        6-23: Becoming a Compassionate Presence


Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        6-56: Confrontando la crisis inmigratoria y la pobreza de los trabajadores que no pueden vivir de su salario (*)
        7-20: Addressing the Crisis -- Immigration and Working Poverty (*)


Patt Saso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        3-21: Understanding and Strengthening the Parent/Teen Connection (*)
        5-21: Blueprints for Raising a Responsible Child (*)


Steve Saso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        3-21: Understanding and Strengthening the Parent/Teen Connection (*)
        5-21: Blueprints for Raising a Responsible Child (*)


Sr. Kieran Sawyer
     Language: English      Topic(s):
     Workshops: 2
        2-22: Why Youth Retreats? (*)
        4-23: Growing Up Catholic: Character and Faith (*)


Anna Scally
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
Youth Day: Sing a New Song: My God, iPod, Downloading God’s Voice Everyday
        5-22: Tune In: Use Their Issues, Teach to Their Issues, Touch Their Hearts! (*)


James Schellman
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate
     Workshops: 2
        4-24: How Catechumens Become Disciples (*)
        7-21: Beyond a Nine-month Catechumenate (*)


Karl Schultz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        6-24: Coping with Suffering, Stress, Care-giving and Conflict through Lectio Divina (*)
        8-26: How to Practice and Share Lectio Divina (*)


Margaret Silf
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-22: Finding a True Course in a Shifting World (*)
        7-22: Living God's Dream (*)


Clodomiro Siller Acuña
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-54: La humanidad y la persona en la misión de San Pablo (*)
        7-57: Los pueblos y las culturas en la evangelización de San Pablo (*)


Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-22: Reading the Old Testament with Paul of Tarsus (*)
        8-27: Are There "Lost Books" of the Bible? (*)


Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin, CSJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Spirituality
     Workshops: 3
Youth Day: Being Catholic 24/7
        3-23: Abundant Living: Finding the Joyful, Holy Moments Daily (*)
        7-23: Spirituality of Laughter: Waking Up to the Moment (*)


Bishop Oscar Solis
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace & Multicultural
     Workshops: 1
        2-23: “You Were Once an Alien in a Foreign Land”: The Church and Immigration Issues (*)


Rev. Robert Spitzer, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        2-24: The Contemporary Astrophysical Response to Atheism: Evidence of Universal Creation in Big-Bang Cosmology (*)
        4-25: The Unintended Victims of the New Initiatives for Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Social Justice Response (*)


Javier Stauring
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Detention Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-55: Meditación sobre Jesús Prisionero (*)
        5-12: Meditating on the Risen Prisoner (*)


Paula D’Albor Stuckart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        1-23: The Paschal Mystery in Family Life (*)
        4-26: Looking at God and Family through Jesus' Eyes (*)


Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        2-25: Pursued by God: "The Hound of Heaven" Revisited (*)
        7-24: Baptism, Conversion, Commitment (*)


Lizabeth Sumner, RN, BSN
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        5-23: Preserving Sacredness of Family: When a Loved One Is Dying (*)
        8-28: When a Parent Has a Life-threatening Illness: Guiding Children Through the Journey of Illness and Grief (*)


Rev Michael Sweeney, OP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        2-26: At the Heart of the Parish (*)
        6-25: A Lay Office? (*)


Michael Theisen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        1-24: The Top Five Skills Needed for Forming the Faith of Teens (*)
        6-26: Creating Community with Adolescents: A Discipleship Approach (*)


LeAnn Thieman, CSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-24: Balancing Life in Your "War Zones" (*)
        5-24: Balancing Life in Your "War Zones" (repeat) (*)


Dra. Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        1-55: La revelación de Dios y su poder en nuestra vida (*)
        4-56: Por que Dios quiso que el hombre dejara todo por la mujer y se uniera a ella (*)


Rev. Paul Turner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        1-25: Celebrating the Rites of Initiation (*)
        3-25: Receiving Other Christians into the Catholic Church (*)


Victor Valenzuela
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        6-57: Los primeros educadores de la fe (*)
        8-56: Soy Catequista: Dignidad, vocación y misión (*)


Bishop Paul Bui Van Doc
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 1
        7-70: Vietnamese Workshop (*)


María Guadalupe Vital Cruz
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        1-56: ¡Que hacer y que no hacer en la catequesis de los adultos! (*)
        3-56: ¡Queremos ver a Jesús! (*)


John Vu
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        4-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Vietnamese Ethics and Catholic Morals (*)
        5-70: Vietnamese Workshop: Vietnamese Ethics and Catholic Morals (*)


Christopher Walker
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-26: Music that Gets Us from ‘Perhaps’ to ‘Maybe’ to ‘YES!’ (*)
        5-25: Celebrating the Word with Children


Jim Wallis
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace & Keynote
     Workshops: 2
        3-26: What’s Next (*)
        4-27: The New Community (*)


Msgr. Thomas Welbers
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        2-27: Crossing Paths with Paul: A Pauline Year Journey into His Homeland and His Heart (*)


David Wells
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Keynote
     Workshops: 2
        5-26: TV Commercials and the Good News (*)
        KEY: Key: Smoke Signals of Hope in Burnt-out People (*)


Char Wenc
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        2-28: Teachers Are Heroes Too! (*)
        7-25: Parenting Teens and Surviving with God’s Grace! (*)


Rev. Thomas Weston, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        5-27: Rebuilding, Renewing and Restoring the Church: The World of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) (*)
        7-26: Living and Working in a World Full of Alcoholics and Addicts: Learning How to Tend to Our Own Acre (*)


Dr. C. Vanessa White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        1-27: Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Black Spirituality and Religious Expression (*)
        3-28: Songs of Our Hearts and Meditations of Our Souls: Prayer in the Black Tradition (*)


Joseph White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Disabilities & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        3-27: Welcoming Children with Disabilities to the Sacraments: Guidelines and Methodology
        6-27: Make the Faith Come Alive! Engaging Catechesis for Active Learners


Ana Arista White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Disabilities & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        3-27: Welcoming Children with Disabilities to the Sacraments: Guidelines and Methodology
        6-27: Make the Faith Come Alive! Engaging Catechesis for Active Learners


John Yzaguirre, PhD
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        4-57: Cómo educar a los hijos (*)
        7-27: Emotional and Spiritual Resilience in Christian Marriage (*)

 


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