2011 RECongress Speakers

Religious Education Congress
March 17, 2011
(Youth Day)
March 18-20, 2011 (Congress days)


Saturday Keynote Jack Jezreel
   “Gathered and Sent: Saints, Prophets and Martyrs on a Mission”(*)
    Saturday. 8:30 am -- Convention Arena
Sunday English Address Greer Gordon
   "The Cross as Transformation”(*)
    Sunday, 8:30 a.m. -- Convention Ballroom
Sunday Spanish Address Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
   "Cómo Hablar de Dios a las Mujeres y Hombres de Hoy"(*)
    Domingo, 8:30 a.m. -- Convention Hall B
Number of Speakers: 193
Number of Workshops: 308
English Workshops: 219
Youth Day Workshops: 26
Spanish Workshops: 54
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. Language indicated by "ENG" for an English language workshop; "SP" for a Spanish workshop and "VIET" for a Vietnamese workshop. Workshops indicates the number of workshops presented by the speaker. Workshop sessions are designed by two numbers separated by a dash. The first number indicates the period; the number after the dash is the workshop number. When they are assigned, workshop numbers -00 to -30 are in English; numbers; -50 to -59 are in Spanish; number -70 is in Vietnamese (number -80 is Korean). Asterisks "(*)" indicate which workshop will be recorded on Audio CD.

Some Arena/Hall B speakers have provided handouts, noted as "Download Handout" or "Bajar apuntes."

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

Updated: 17 Aug 2015.



Dr. Shauna Adams, EdD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 2
        2-01: Connecting Learning with Religion at the Center of the Early Childhood Curriculum(*)
        7-01: Teaching Young Children About the Wonders of God's Love(*)
   
John Allen Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        5-01: The Pope’s PR Problem(*)
        7-02: All Things Catholic(*)
   
Tony Alonso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        5-02: Contemplative Prayer Experience: Castle of the Soul
        7-03: Exploring Castle of the Soul
   
Michael Amodei
     Language: English      Topic(s): Confirmation & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-01: Sharing the Bishops’ Framework with Parish Teens(*)
        6-01: Helping Teens Understand the Faith They Are Confirming(*)
   
Donna Anderle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-02: Liturgical Movement: Breathe, Pray, Dance(*)
        4-01: Liturgical Movement for Children: Connecting the Dots(*)
   
John Angotti
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        3-02: Why Do You Do What You Do? Integrated Liturgy: It’s More Than Just the Music(*)
   
Steve Angrisano
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: A - Having a Solid Prayer Life
   
Maria Arroyo
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        2-51: Camino hacia el norte: Espiritualidad de la migración(*)
        7-51: El norte como segundo hogar: Espiritualidad de la migración(*)
   
Laura Ash
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-04: The Woman at the Well(*)
        5-04: Dancing Free on a Firm Foundation(*)
   
Dr. Wilkie Au
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        8-01: Gratitude as a Spiritual Pathway(*)     Download Handout
   
Thomas Awiapo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: L - Think Globally and Locally! Act Globally and Locally! Live in Love and Unity!
        7-04: Engaging Faith in the World: Fostering a Mission Spirituality in Young People(*)
   
Fr. Robert Barron, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        1-01: The YouTube Heresies(*)
        4-02: Thomas Aquinas and Why the Atheists Are Right(*)
   
Dr. Tom Beaudoin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-03: Contemporary Theologies of Ministry for Pastoral Workers
        5-03: My Life Is Calling Me: Young Adults Speak(*)
   
Betsey Beckman
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-04: The Woman at the Well(*)
        5-04: Dancing Free on a Firm Foundation(*)
   
Rev. Rubén Francisco Bellante
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        6-51: ¿Dónde está el amigo que siempre busco?(*)
        8-51: La búsqueda del padre … la experiencia de ser hijo(*)
   
Luis Benavides
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Early Childhood & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        5-51: La catequesis con niños pequeños(*)   Bajar apuntes
        7-52: La iniciación al silencio y a la oración en los niños(*)
   
Ed Bolduc
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        2-03: Get Them Singing … Get Them Engaged!(*)
   
Rev. Gregory Boyle, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 1
        2-04: Who Would Jesus Hire? Creating a Movement to Welcome the Outcast, the Gang Member and the Felon(*)
   
Dr. Elizabeth Breen, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): AIDS/HIV
     Workshops: 1
        6-24: Embracing God’s People Living with HIV(*)
   
Sr. Kathy Bryant, RSC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Women's Issues
     Workshops: 1
        2-05: Women's Strength, Women's Voices(*)
   
Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        2-06: Poorly Practiced, Misunderstood and Under-appreciated: The Liturgy of Penance(*)
        6-02: Re-examining the Four Signs That Mark the Holy Spirit’s Presence in the Church(*)
   
John Burland
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        1-02: Alive in Faith! Songs for Celebrating the Sacraments(*)
        4-03: Trust in Me: Songs of Faith for Children’s Catechesis(*)
   
Rita Burns Senseman
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate
     Workshops: 2
        3-05: RCIA with Children and the Role of Liturgical Catechesis(*)
        6-03: RCIA with Children and the Role of the Community(*)
   
Fr. Guillermo Campuzano, CM
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        6-52: Pastoral juvenil hispana en los Estados Unidos: Cristo camina contigo(*)
        8-52: ¡SOY joven, SOY propuesta, SOY desafío!(*)
   
Dr. Michael Carotta, EdD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership & Confirmation
     Workshops: 2
        7-05: Unchaining Confirmation(*)
        8-02: Fishing the River: Doing Ministry Your Way AND Doing It Well(*)
   
Dr. Augusto Castañeda
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        1-51: Construyendo la parroquia del nuevo milenio(*)
   
Rita Chairez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 1
        3-51: Madres al pie de la cruz(*)
   

Richard Cheri
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        1-04: Trust That My Praise Is Worthy

   
Andrew Chinn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        3-06: Singing the Year Round! Songs and Strategies for Elementary Catechists and Teachers(*)
        7-06: Together as One, To Gather as One: Songs and Strategies for Celebrating with Children(*)
   
Fr. William Cieslak, OFM Cap
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        6-05: Hold Fast to Vatican II's Dream for the Liturgy(*)
        8-03: Sunday Celebration of the Eucharist, in Spirit and in Truth(*)
   
Fr. Gerald Coleman, SS
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        1-03: Conscience Formation: A Catholic Point of View
        4-04: Why Is Abortion A Central Point In Catholic Teaching?
   
Stan Cordero
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: B - “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” (1 Spider-Man 35:44)
   
Jaime Cortez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-06: Engaging Children and Youth in Parish Music
   
Pam Coster
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        6-06: Drink to the Thirsty: A Practical Approach to Evangelization and Adult Formation(*)
        8-04: Planning Adult Formation in Your Parish(*)
   
Fr. Paul Coutinho, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-07: Hope in God Alone! The Ignatian Way of Living a Free and Fulfilled Life(*)
        7-07: The Spirituality of Darkness: Living Effectively in a Chaotic World(*)
   
Maria Covarrubias
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        3-52: ¡Mantente firme…confía! "El matrimonio es un llamado divino…"(*)
   
Rev. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        1-05: Jesus’ Subversive Prayer Promoting Justice(*)
        6-04: “God” for Those Who Seem Not to Need God(*)
   
Most Rev. Blase Cupich
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 1
        2-07: A Time for Healing, A Time for Service(*)
   
Rev. John Cusick
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        3-08: Creating and Maintaining a “Household” Church(*)
        7-08: An Adult Appreciation of the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ(*)
   
Fr. Charles Dahm, OP
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        3-54: Modelos del ministerio pastoral en la comunidad hispana(*)
        5-53: Cómo desarrollar un ministerio pastoral a víctimas de violencia domestica(*)
   
Paula D'Arcy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-06: The Choices We Make
        4-05: Making Sense of Turning Points
   
Dr. James Davidson, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        6-07: Ranking Religions: Religious Stratification in America(*)
        8-05: The View from the Pew: Parishioners Perceive Their Parishes(*)
   
Fr. Martin Delaney
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        7-09: The Journey to First Eucharist: Helping Parents and Children to Feel at Home in the Assembly(*)
   
Sr. Carol Dempsey, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        2-08: Healing Stories in the New Testament(*)
        5-05: Dressed for Success or Set Up for Failure? Exploring the Use of Violence in the Bible(*)
   
Enda Donlon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        8-24: Catechesis in a Digital Age(*)
   

Dr.Iven
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: C - The Ultimate "Rock 'n' Talk" – Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Goals and Dreams
 

   
Early Childhood Advisory Board
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 1
        5-06: Friendship, Family and Community: Building a Firm Foundation in Early Childhood Catechesis(*)
   
Msgr. Ray East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        2-09: What’s New about the “New Evangelization”?(*)
   
Eipers, Carole
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        4-17: Working Together Collaboratively(*) [originally scheduled with Sr. Lynn Levo]
   
Steven Ellair
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        2-10: You Mean They Don't All Learn the Same Way?(*)
        6-08: Enlivening the Sacrament Preparation Process!(*)
   
Sr. Fran Ferder
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        1-07: Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for Our Lives(*)
   
Santiago Fernandez
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        5-07: Reaching Hispanic Youth … Well, Really Reaching Hispanic Youth
        3-53: Cantemos al Señor – ¿Cómo puede realmente ayudarme este documento?
   
Sr. Barbara Fiand, SND de N
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        1-09: Ripening into God: A Spirituality of Maturation(*)
        6-09: Called to Prophetic Witness in a Wounded World(*)
   
José-Román Flecha Andres
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        6-53: Felicidad del camino(*)     Bajar apuntes
        8-53: Respeto a la creación(*)
   
Rev. Edward Foley, Cap
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        3-09: The New Roman Missal: Part 1 – Process and Changes
        4-07: The New Roman Missal: Part 2 – Mystagogy and Pastoral Responses
   
Dr. Paul Ford, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        7-10: How to Rebuild the Engine While the Vehicle Is Operating – Preparing for the New English Translation of the Roman Missal(*)
   
Fr. Richard Fragomeni
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-08: Liturgy, Preaching and Evangelization: The Invitation to Grace(*)
        3-10: Eckhart Tolle, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila: Living in the Presence of God(*)
   
Anne Frawley-Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        3-11: Drama and Religious Education: A Match Made in Heaven!(*)
        8-06: Heart, Head, Hands and Heaven: Connecting the Arts and Religion(*)
   
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        1-10: Does the Theology of the Laity Have a Future?(*)
        4-08: Learning to Live with Ecclesial Tensions(*)
   
Dr. Jerry Galipeau
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate
     Workshops: 2
        1-11: RCIA: The Power and Potential of Liturgical Catechesis(*)
        5-08: RCIA: Celebrating the Rites of Initiation(*)
   
Estela García-López
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        5-52: Rituales para el hogar hispano durante la temporada de adviento, navidad y tiempo ordinario(*)
        7-53: Rituales para el hogar hispano durante la temporada de cuaresma, pascua y tiempo ordinario(*)
   
Ana García-Mina Freire
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        2-52: La educación emocional en la familia(*)
        4-51: Como mejorar la comunicación en nuestras familias(*)
   
David Gentry-Akin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        2-11: Open Wide the Doors: Helping Young People Appreciate and Embrace the Call to Christian Discipleship(*)
        8-07: We Were Meant to Unfold: A Celebration of the New Cosmology of father Thomas Berry(*)
   
Rev. Alvaro Ginel Vielva
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        6-54: Llamados a ser catequistas(*)
        8-54: Es posible transmitir la fe(*)
   
Fr. Anthony Gittins, CSSp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-12: Would Jesus Recognize Our Church?(*)
        7-11: “Do This in Memory of Me”: Do What, and Where, and How?(*)
   

Good Ground
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        1-04: Trust That My Praise Is Worthy

   
Dr. Carole Goodwin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: D - Relationships: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
        4-09: Calling All Adults: Leadership for Youth Ministry(*)
   
Dr. Greer Gordon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Sunday Address
     Workshops: 2
        5-09: Dialogue or Defense: Apologetics vs. Ecumenism(*)
        K: Sunday Address: The Cross as Transformation(*)
   
Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        2-12: Dying to Live: A Theology of Immigration(*)
        5-54: Muriendo para vivir: Una teologia de migracion(*)
   
Dr. Thomas Groome
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-13: A New Vision for Catholic Schools(*)
        4-10: Will There Be Faith?(*)
   
Richard Groves
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        2-13: Great Suffering, Great Love(*)
        4-11: Soul Friendship: A Hopeful Ministry for the Future Church(*)
   
David Haas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        2-14: New Missal, New Songs: A New Call to Sing Praise
        6-10: Sing As Christ Inspires Your Song: Renewing the Mission of Sung Prayer
   
Fr. Tom Hagan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        2-15: Mission Haiti(*)
   
Rev. Dr. James Hanvey, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        5-10: For the Life of the World(*)
        7-12: Remembering the Future(*)
   
Sarah Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Women's Issues
     Workshops: 1
        6-26: Women in Song and Story(*)
   
Marty Haugen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        8-08: The Ancient and Ever-new Treasure of the Psalms(*)
   
Fr. John Heagle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        7-13: Justice Rising: The Gospel Call to Solidarity(*)
   
Rev. James Heft, SM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 1
        4-12: Catholic Morality: Personal and Social(*)
   
Sr. Glenda Hernandez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues & Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        3-55: ¿Es mi grupo un grupo sano?(*)     Bajar apuntes
        5-55: ¿Diferentes formas de orar las escrituras?(*)
   
Rev. Terry Hershey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-12: Work It In: Finding Beauty in Life’s Imperfections(*)
        4-13: Stop. Look. Listen: An Invitation to Pay Attention Every Day(*)
   
Michael Horan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        6-11: Lay Ministers: Holding Firm in a Shaky Church(*)
   
Bill Huebsch
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-13: How to Teach about Vatican II(*)
        4-14: How to Have Supper(*)
   
Jeanne Hunt
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        6-16: What Now – Strategies for Parish Ministry in Our Time(*)
        8-10: A Church to Believe In: Satisfying Eight Human Needs(*)
   
Fr. Christopher Jamison, OSB
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality & Young Adult
     Workshops: 2
        2-16: Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life
        6-12: Finding Vocation: Steps Toward Discernment
   
ValLimar Jansen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Women's Issues & Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 3
        Youth Day: E - Liturgy: Pray It! Love It! Live It!
        4-15: Shout to the Highest Mountain(*)
        6-26: Women in Song and Story(*)
   
Jack Jezreel
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 3
        3-14: Holy Tradition Called Justice: The Faith that Jesus Inherits
        K: Saturday Keynote: “Gathered and Sent: Saints, Prophets and Martyrs on a Mission”
        5-11: A Holy Tradition Called Agape: The Faith that Jesus Awakens
   
Richard Jones
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        6-13: Finding the Common Story with Gangs, Peace and Being Catholic(*)
        1-52: Buscando el hilo común entre pandillas, la paz y ser Católico(*)
   
Fr. Joe Kempf
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-14: You Want Me to Be Good ALL DAY?(*)
        5-12: Don't Drink the Water: Eucharist and the Hungers of the Human Heart(*)
   
Tom Kendzia
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music & Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
        4-15: Shout to the Highest Mountain(*)
        8-09: Eucharist: A Project of Solidarity for All Humanity(*)
   
Rev. Michael Kennedy, SJ
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        6-14: Contemplating the Gospel: Ignatius of Loyola's Method of Healing the Heart(*)
        8-56: Contemplando el Evangelio: El Método de San Ignacio de Loyola de Aliviar tu Corazón(*)
   
Azim Khamisa
     Language: English      Topic(s): Restorative Justice & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        3-15: Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Social Transformation(*)
        5-13: The Journey of Forgiveness: Destination Peace(*)
   
Beth Knobbe
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-16: Friendship in a Fast-paced World(*)
        4-16: The Single Life: How I Stopped Dating and Started Living(*)
   
Peter Kolar
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        6-55: La voz de la asamblea: La música en la liturgia
   
Sr. Marilyn Lacey, RSM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
        4-18: A Spirituality of Welcome(*)
   
Fr. Norman Langenbrunner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        6-16: What Now – Strategies for Parish Ministry in Our Time(*)
        8-10: A Church to Believe In: Satisfying Eight Human Needs(*)
   
Liam Lawton
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        5-02: Contemplative Prayer Experience: Castle of the Soul
        7-03: Exploring Castle of the Soul
   
Rev. Michael Lee, SJ, PhD
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        2-53: Evangelización de jóvenes: Mejores prácticas recomendadas para adultos latinos(*)
   
Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 2
        6-17: Where the Hell is God?
        8-11: Choose Life! Christian Discernment Today
   
Sr. Lynn Levo, CSJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        1-15: Bridging Interpersonal Gaps(*)
        4-17:
[to be presented by Carole Eipers]
   
Rodolfo López
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        5-52: Rituales para el hogar hispano durante la temporada de adviento, navidad y tiempo ordinario(*)
        7-53: Rituales para el hogar hispano durante la temporada de cuaresma, pascua y tiempo ordinario(*)
   
Rev. Daniel Mahan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Stewardship
     Workshops: 2
        3-17: Stewardship and the Funding of Catholic Schools(*)
        4-19: Stewardship as Spirituality: Helping Busy People Grow Closer to the Lord(*)
   
Maeve Mahon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis
     Workshops: 1
        7-09: The Journey to First Eucharist: Helping Parents and Children to Feel at Home in the Assembly(*)
   
Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        4-20: Liturgy and Culture: The State of the Question
        6-18: “Can You See What I See?”: The Three Cultural Lenses
   
Michael Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        4-21: Well-Seasoned, Well Sung: Songs for the Seasons(*)
        7-14: Music Motivating Mission: Promoting Justice, Peace and Evangelization Through Song(*)
   
Jesse Manibusan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 1
        2-17: Multicultural Worship – Becoming Bridge-builders and Border-crossers(*)
   
Rev. James Martin, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        6-15: Finding God in Your Daily Life(*)
        8-12: Jesus, Mary and Joseph(*)
   
Sr. Oralisa Martin, D.Min
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        3-18: Black Catholic Spirituality
        5-14: I’ve Got to Get to Jesus (Luke 8:40-56)
   
Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        2-18: The Challenge of Unity with Our Adversaries(*)
        6-19: Whatever Happened to Liberation Theology?(*)
   
Dr. Timothy Matovina, PhD
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        6-20: Mary in Vatican II(*)
        4-52: Los sacramentos en la vida cotidiana(*)
   
Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 2
        5-15: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Real History of Jewish-Christian Relations(*)
        8-13: Jews and the Roman Catholic Church Since Vatican II(*)
   
Robert McCarty, D.Min
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        1-16: Professional Youth Ministry Coordinators: The Pain and the Promise!(*)
        6-21: Helping Youth Deal with Tragedy: A Pastoral Challenge(*)
   
Dr. Patricia McCormack, IHM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        5-16: Structure for Success: Catechist Tips that Replace SURVIVE with THRIVE(*)
        8-14: A Catechist’s Secret for Classroom Management: T.E.A.C.H.(*)
   
Judy McDonald
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: H - Finding God in ALL Things
   
James McGill
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        6-23: “Called and Gifted”: A Visionary Statement Turns 30(*)
        8-15: Job: The Strong Voice of the Weak Person(*)
   
Bro. Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
        2-19: The Colors, Shapes, Symbols and Faith of a Multicultural Church(*)
        7-15: The Visitation for Today: Five Women Icons of Holy Wisdom(*)
   
Dr. Megan McKenna
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-20: Hold Firm as You Are Held(*)
        5-19: Hold Firm with Trust(*)
   
Most Rev. Malcolm Patrick McMahon, OP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical
     Workshops: 1
        3-19: Challenges and Blessings: Inter-religious, Inter-faith Dialogue(*)
   
Juan Meléndez-Colón
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 2
        5-17: Amazing Grace: A Story of Survival, Faith and Hope on America's Death Row(*)
        8-57: Sublime gracia: Una historia de supervivencia, fe y esperanza en el corredor de la muerte de América(*)
   
Joe Melendrez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: K - Hip Hop Prayer: The Revolution
   
Ted Miles
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: L - Think Globally and Locally! Act Globally and Locally! Live in Love and Unity!
        7-04: Engaging Faith in the World: Fostering a Mission Spirituality in Young People(*)
   
Amalia Molina
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 1
        3-51: Madres al pie de la cruz(*)
   
Juan Carlos Montenegro
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        7-54: Formando jóvenes santos(*)
   
Rafael Moreno
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
        2-54: “Dejen que los niños vengan a mi”
   
Daniel Mulhall
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        8-16: Partnering with Parents in Children's Faith Formation: Connecting Parents, Schools and Parish(*)
   
Fr. J. Patrick Mullen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        3-20: And Jesus Wept: The Word on Grief and Healing(*)
        6-22: Is Mark Mad (or Brilliant)? Going a Bit Deeper into Mark’s Method(*)
   
Rev. J-Glenn Murray, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-17: Hold Firm, Trust: Living the Eucharist in Daily Life(*)
        2-21: Eucharistic Worship Outside Mass(*)
   
Fr. Peter Ngo
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 1
        3-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
   
Rev Hy Nguyen, SS, STD
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 2
        2-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
        6-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
   
Paul Nguyen
     Language: English/Vietnamese      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 1
        4-70: The Vietnamese Community – A Culture of Beauty (Vietnamese/English)(*)
   
Rev. William Nicholas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        5-18: Biblical Apocalyptic Literature – Exploring the Richness of Dynamic Imagery(*)
        7-16: Biblical Prophets – Ancient Men with Modern Messages(*)
   
Armando Noguez Alcántara
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-53: El perfil profético de Jesús en el Evangelio de Lucas(*)
        4-54: La comunidad de Juan ante el imperio(*)
   
Lucrecia Oliva Muralles
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        2-51: Camino hacia el norte: Espiritualidad de la migración(*)
        7-51: El norte como segundo hogar: Espiritualidad de la migración(*)
   
Dr. Hosffman Ospino, PhD
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        1-54: Hablemos del “chamuco”: Actitudes cristianas ante el bien y el mal(*)
        7-55: La Iglesia del siglo XXI en los Estados Unidos y el compromiso latino(*)
   
Eric Paige
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        2-22: What Do We Do if They Do Come Home?(*)
        8-17: Is the Church Behind the Times?(*)
   
Jo Ann Paradise
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-18: Married and Holy?(*)
        8-18: Eat, Pray, Love: Sound Familiar?(*)
   
Dr. Fanny Cepeda Pedraza
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        3-56: El catequista y la diversidad cultural(*)
        8-55: ¿Que nos enseña la pareja de Nazaret a las parejas d hoy?(*)
   
Bro. Fortunat Phong
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 2
        5-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
        8-70: Vietnamese Workshop(*)
   
Fr. Chris Ponnet
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & AIDS/HIV
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: M - What's Social Justice to Me?
        6-24: Embracing God’s People Living with HIV(*)
   
Popple
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: P - How to Share Christ Without Freaking Out
   
Archbishop Orlando Quevedo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        3-21: Dialogue and the Mission of the Church – An Asian Vision(*)
        5-20: Inter-Religious Dialogue and the Mission of the Church – An Asian Experience(*)
   
Tom Quinlan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        6-25: Sacrament Preparation: Our Opportunity to Evangelize Marginal Households(*)
        8-19: Parish Renewal: Building an Evangelized and Evangelizing Faith Community(*)
   
Wendy Rappé
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        3-26: Leading a Parish is Not for Dummies – Working Behind the Scenes(*)
        5-25: Essentials of Parish Life That Are Rarely Ever Tried(*)
   
Cooper Ray
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: S - Your Life! Your Choice! Practical Steps to the REAL You
   
Dr. Sean Reynolds
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        2-23: Involving Parents in Your Ministry(*)
        8-20: Youth, Prayer and Sunday Mass: Exploring the Wisdom of the “Pyramid of Catholic Prayer”(*)
   
Rev. R. Tony Ricard
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
        Youth Day: T - Shut Up and Just Listen: Jesus Has Something to Say!
        3-22: Forgiving the Unforgettable: Reconciliation and Restoration(*)
        7-17: Shut Up and Just Listen: Jesus Has Something to Say!(*)
   
Jorge Rivera
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        2-55: La música en la pastoral: Un medio efectivo de compañía y evangelización(*)
        5-56: El llamado vocacional es un derecho de todo bautizado(*)
   
Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        1-55: Del ministerio al misterio(*)     Bajar apuntes
        4-55: El ministerio laical y la planificación pastoral(*)
   
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        2-24: FaLling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life(*)
        6-27: Men, Spirituality and Church(*)
   
Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        1-19: An Anatomy and Theology of Trust – From Paranoia to Metanoia(*)
        4-22: Radical Discipleship – Giving Our Death Away(*)
   
Jo Rotunno
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        8-16: Partnering with Parents in Children's Faith Formation: Connecting Parents, Schools and Parish(*)
   
Pedro Rubalcava
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        2-56: Cantos para acompañar el caminar: Los cantos procesionales
   
Sr. Joyce Rupp, OSM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        4-23: Exploring and Deepening Our Naming of Divinity(*)
        7-18: Cultivating Kindness, Growing in Compassion(*)
   
Marilyn Santos
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: X - Self-esteem: More Than Just Loving Myself
   
Patt Saso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        3-23: Steps to Teaching Your Teen Respect(*)
        5-21: The Launching Years: Parenting Your 18- to 25-Year-Old(*)
   
Steve Saso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        3-23: Steps to Teaching Your Teen Respect(*)
        5-21: The Launching Years: Parenting Your 18- to 25-Year-Old(*)
   
Sr. Kieran Sawyer, SSND
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        7-19: Learning about L.I.F.E: A Family-based Program on Relationships(*)
        8-21: Sexuality and Adolescents(*)
   
Anna Scally
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Junior High Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        Youth Day: Z - Praying with My Headphones
        5-22: Tune In: Use Their Issues, Teach to Their Issues, Touch Their Hearts!(*)
   
Dr. Brian Schmisek
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        2-25: Articles of Faith for the 21st Century: The Apostles' Creed(*)
        8-22: Resurrection from the Dead(*)
   
Maruja Sedano
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-56: Formando Discipulos y Seguidores de Cristo(*)
        7-56: El Pan que Recibimos: Preparación y Celebración de la Primera Comunión(*)
   
Rev. Donald Senior, CP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-20: From Jerusalem to Ends of the Earth: The Dynamic Vision of the Church’s Mission in the Acts of the Apostles(*)
        4-24: The Gospel of Matthew: At the Crossroads of Early Christianity(*)
   
Dr. Jennifer Shaw, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 1
        7-20: Bioethics and the Image of God: Reflections on Medical Technology(*)
   
Vikki Shepp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        4-25: Guilt Trip or Baptismal Call? How to Recruit Volunteers for Meaningful Service(*)
   
Christine Way Skinner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Disabilities
     Workshops: 2
        2-26: Loving and Learning Beyond Limitation(*)
        7-21: Room for All God’s Children: Strategies for Inclusive Parish Catechesis and Sacramental Preparation(*)
   
Michael Way Skinner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Disabilities
     Workshops: 2
        2-26: Loving and Learning Beyond Limitation(*)
        7-21: Room for All God’s Children: Strategies for Inclusive Parish Catechesis and Sacramental Preparation(*)
   
Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        1-21: The Bible and the Blues: A Musical Journey in the Old Testament – and the Delta(*)
        8-23: Anger at Jerusalem: The Critical Importance of the Prophet Micah(*)
   
Fr. Dick Sparks, CSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        3-24: Catholic Morality and Healthy Conscience Formation: “How To” in 2011?
        5-23: Freedom of Conscience vs. the Church’s “Official” Positions
   
Rev. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 1
        1-22: What’s Your Decision? How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity(*)
   
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        1-23: Making the Pro-life Case Within Secular Culture(*)
   
Javier Ellis Stauring
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Restorative Justice & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        6-14: Contemplating the Gospel: Ignatius of Loyola's Method of Healing the Heart(*)
        8-56: Contemplando el Evangelio: El Método de San Ignacio de Loyola de Aliviar tu Corazón(*)
   
Pam Stenzel
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        1-24: Making Sure Your Teens Never Have to Say “NOBODY TOLD ME”(*)
        5-24: Challenging and Encouraging Parents to Fulfill Their Primary Role in Faith Formation(*)
   
Barbara Sutton, D.Min
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        3-25: Visio Divina: A Prayer Practice for Encountering God(*)
   
Rev. Michael Sweeney, OP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        4-26: In the World, But Not of It: Witnessing to Christ in Today's Culture(*)
        7-22: The Parish: A Community for Discernment(*)
   
Thomas Sweetser, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        3-26: Leading a Parish is Not for Dummies – Working Behind the Scenes(*)
        5-25: Essentials of Parish Life That Are Rarely Ever Tried(*)
   
Nancy Sylvester, IHM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        4-28: Acting on Behalf of Justice: Stories of Gospel Living in the 21st Century(*)
        7-23: Living in a Time of Chaos: The Call to Contemplative Spirituality(*)
   
Michael Theisen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Junior High & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        3-27: Game On! Creative Catechesis with Young People(*)
        5-26: The Secure Homeland of the Text Generation(*)
   
Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family & Sunday Address
     Workshops: 2
        5-57: La voluntad de Dios para las mujeres(*)
        K: Sunday Address: Cómo Hablar de Dios a las mujeres y hombres de hoy(*)
   
Ailis Travers
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        8-24: Catechesis in a Digital Age(*)
   
Victor Valenzuela
     Language: English/Spanish      Topic(s): Elementary & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        1-25: Discipleship Training: Helping Children Be Like Jesus
        4-53: Soy Catequista: La espiritualidad de la vocación
   
Bishop Vincent Nguyen Van Ban
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 2
        1-70: Vietnamese workshop(*)
        7-70: Vietnamese workshop(*)
   
Rev. Richard Vega
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-56: RCIA: La joya perdida y olvidada(*)
   
Lupita Vital Cruz
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        6-56: “A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando” y nosotros evangelizando(*)
        7-57: Catequizando no cotorreando(*)
   
Msgr. James Vlaun
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media
     Workshops: 2
        1-26: The Medium is the Message: Coffee and Ecclesiology
        4-27: Hope Will Not Disappoint! A Media Spirituality for the Minister
   
Nick Wagner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate
     Workshops: 2
        2-27: The RCIA as the Model for Adult Faith Formation(*)
        7-24: Faith, Life & Creed: A Complete Catechesis for Christian Life … In Two-and-a-half Steps(*)
   
Christopher Walker
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 2
        1-27: From Birth to Resurrection(*)
        5-27: Choirs – We Need You Now!(*)
   
Greg Walton
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
        Youth Day: B - “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” (1 Spider-Man 35:44)
   
David Wells
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        1-28: Hold Firm … Trust: Three Essential Lessons for New or Weary Catechists and Teachers(*)
        8-25: Hold Firm … Trust: Religious Belief is Not Intellectual Suicide(*)
   
Char Wenc, M.Ed
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        2-28: Five Things Teachers Need to Know to Help Students Develop Self-discipline(*)
        6-28: I Love You and the Answer Is "No"!(*)
   
Janèt Sullivan Whitaker
     Language: English      Topic(s): Women's Issues
     Workshops: 1
        6-26: Women in Song and Story(*)
   
Jacquelyne Witter
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        5-28: Feed the Shepherds or They’ll Eat the Sheep: Nurturing Healthy Ministers(*)
        7-25: Holy Habits for Catechists(*)
   
Dr. John Yzaguirre
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        7-26: The Power to Forgive and Reconcile in Marriage(*)
   
Luigi Zanotto
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        6-57: Para un Compromiso Transformador(*)
        7-58: Formación de Agentes de Pastoral de Adultos(*)
   
Tom Zanzig
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 1
        3-28: Adult Faith Formation and the Renewal of Parish Life(*)
   
Bro. Rufino Zaragoza, OFM
     Language: English/Vietnamese      Topic(s): Asian Pacific
     Workshops: 1
        2-17: Multicultural Worship – Becoming Bridge-builders and Border-crossers(*)
        4-70: The Vietnamese Community – A Culture of Beauty (Vietnamese/English)(*)
   
Bishop Gabino Zavala
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy/Music
     Workshops: 1
        4-57: ¿Un nuevo Misal Romano? ¿Qué pasa con eso?(*)
   

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