2018 RECongress Speakers

Religious Education Congress
March 15
, 2018 (Youth Day) &
March 16-18, 2018

   
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Our Congress speaker roster for 2018 is full. Any inquiries about speakers for Congress 2019 may contact Jan Pedroza, Programming Coordinator, after April 15, 2018.

Workshop sessions are designed by two numbers separated by a dash. The first number indicates the period (periods 1-3 are on Friday; periods 4-6 are on Saturday; periods 7-8 are on Sunday); the number after the dash is the workshop number within the period. All Arena sessions will be listed as "-01" and all Hall B sessions will be marked as "-51." Workshop numbers -01 to -30 are in English; numbers -50 to -60 are in Spanish; number -70 is in Vietnamese; number -80 is Korean (when presented). An asterisk (*) following a workshop title indicates that session will be recorded -- and available on Audio CD or downloadable as an MP3 file.

NOTE: Some of our speakers have handouts for their workshops. Not all handouts will be printed, but all are available to download on this page. When ready, handouts will be available as PDFs through links marked in red.
 

Aug 31: 162 speakers posted
Sep 1: 167 speakers posted
Sep 7: 174 speakers posted
Sep 15: 178 speakers posted
Sep 18: 181 speakers posted
Sep 22: 185 speakers posted
updated 30 Oct 2017

Youth Day
Keynote
Katie Prejean McGrady
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Arena
"Daring Faith"
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RECongress
English Keynote
Dr. Carolyn Woo
Saturday, March  17, 2018
8:30 am - Arena
"Grace in a Competitive World"
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Spanish Keynote
Asamblea General
María Clara Lucchetti Bingemer
Sábado, 17 de marzo, 2018
8:30 am - Hall B
"¡La gloria de Dios es el ser humano vivo! (San Ireneo)" 
 (ver descripción)

   
Number of Speakers: 185
Number of Workshops: 334
English Workshops: 223
Spanish Workshops: 73
Youth Day Workshops: 30
Vietnamese Workshops: 8
   
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
         1-52: ¡Levántate con alegría misionera! (*)
         4-02: The Freedom to Engage in Youthful Mission (*)
         7-02: Missionary Disciples that Fascinate, Multiply and Accompany (*)
   
Fr. Carlos Alarcón, OMI
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         3-58: Católico y gay: Respuestas a las preguntas pastorales más básicas (*)
         4-59: Proyecto de aceptación familiar: Mitos y realidades sobre la comunidad gay (*)
   
John Allen Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
         5-02: What's Hot and What's Not in the Global Church: A 360-degree Review of the Catholic Landscape (*)
         7-01: Persecution of Christians in the World Today (*)
   
Tony Alonso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
         5-01: Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis
         7-03: Breaking Open Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis
   
Donna Anderle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         2-02: Liturgical Dance: Movement – The Voice of the Dancer (*)
   
David Anderson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         5-03: Bringing the Spirit and Music of Taizé to Your Community
         7-04: Pray Always and in Many Ways in the Parish
   
John Angotti
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
         3-02: Today! Seeing and Hearing God Through Scripture and Song (*)
   
Steve Angrisano
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
         2-03: Sing to The Lord! Music and Prayer in Teaching the Faith (*)
   
Katherine Angulo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Catholic Identity) & Confirmation
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: N - Are You Ready to Leave a Mark in the Catholic Church?
         1-02: What Do Teens Desire to Receive During Their Preparation for Confirmation? (*)
   
Chika Anyanwu
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Missionary Discipleship)
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: F - Made for Greatness
   
Prof. Maria Pilar Aquino
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
         2-52: Levántate: El mensaje y llamado de la Encíclica, "Laudato Sí" (*)
         5-52: Levántate: Convicciones cristianas para superar la violencia contra las mujeres (*)
   
Andrés Arango
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         6-02: Missionary Disciples in the New Evangelization (*)
         8-52: Un equilibrio sagrado: Vida ocupada y espiritualidad familiar (*)
   
Elsy Arévalo, MA
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         1-53: La escucha profunda: Como camino hacia la unión, transformación y sanación (*)
   
Dr. Ansel Augustine
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Culture/Politics) & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: A - What's Goin' On: Culture and Politics
         3-03: Rev Up, Raise Up and Rise Up! (*)
   
Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas, STD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
         1-03: Ministry: Pastoral, Poor and Missionary (*)
         6-52: Ministerio: Pastoral, pobre y misionero (*)
   
Bishop Robert Barron
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
         4-01: Evangelization Through Beauty
   
Betsey Beckman, MM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         4-03: Dancing Through the Holy Land (*)
   
Fr. Edward Benioff
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 1
         8-26: Finding Courage – A Way for Catholics with Same-Sex Attractions
   
Mary Bielski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Justice/Mercy) & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: H - Living Justice, Living Mercy: Matthew 25
         2-04: The Good News About Desire, Sex and the Path to Freedom (*)
   
Maria Clara Bingemer
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education & Theology & Keynote (Sp)
     Workshops: 3
         3-52: Sin contar a las mujeres y los niños (*)
         Keynote: "¡La gloria de Dios es el ser humano vivo!" (San Ireneo) (*)
         7-52: Un Dios de gracia y no de méritos (*)
   
Mary Birmingham
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
         3-04: The Role of Doctrine in the Catechumenate (*)
         7-05: How the Baptismal Catechumenate Inspires All Catechesis (*)
   
Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 2
         4-04: In the Likeness: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness (*)
         5-04: Ventilating the World with Tenderness: The Strategy of Jesus at the Margins (*)
   
Maria del Carmen Bracamontes Ayón
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
         5-53: Hacia una Espiritualidad para la transición cultural (*)
         8-51: Migración, hospitalidad y cultura del encuentro (*)
   
Dr. Elizabeth Crabb Breen, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): HIV/AIDS
     Workshops: 1
         6-03: The People of God Living with HIV/AIDS (*)
   
Caroline Brennan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         3-05: At the Front Lines of Today's Most Pressing Humanitarian Emergencies (*)
         4-19: At the Front Lines of the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis (*)
   
Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
         2-05: Jesus said, "Talitha Kum": Rising UP as Women! (*)
   
John Burland
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
         5-05: Let’s Gather! Let’s Sing! Enriching Children’s Catechesis Through Song and Movement (*)
         7-06: Raise Your Voice! Music for Sacraments, Seasons and Celebrations (*)
   
Fr. William Burton, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         2-06: The Formation of the Synoptic Gospels (*)
         6-05: The Gospel of John: Why Is It So Different? (*)
   
Ian Callanan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         2-07: To End the Day: A Contemporary Resource for Preparing Night Prayer (*)
   
Julia Cano Valero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
         4-52: Mujeres sanas, mujeres sabias: La potencia del alma femenina. (*)
         8-53: Violencia: El preocupante fenómeno de la violencia ejercida por unos seres humanos sobre otros
   
Rita Chairez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
         7-54: Dialogo de sanación (*)
   
Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         5-51: No basta la justicia; es necesario el perdón (*)
         7-53: ¿Por qué nuestro Santo Padre se llama Francisco? Una reflexión cristiana sobre la paz (*)
   
Andrew Chinn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
         3-06: Butterflies and Rainbows! The Role of Music in Prayer, Catechesis and Celebration with Early Childhood Learners (*)
         4-05: My Spirit Soars, My Spirit Sings! Songs and Strategies to Raise Hearts and Voices in Faith Formation for Children (*)
   
Fr. James Clarke, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
         2-51: Recorriendo los bosques oscuros: El viaje del temor hacia las bendiciones (*)
         6-04: Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
         8-02: Traversing the Dark Woods: The Journey from Fear to Blessedness (*)
   
Thomas Corcoran
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
         3-26: Seven Steps to Implementing Change (*)
         8-26: Finding Courage to Embrace the New Evangelization (*)
   
Jeanne Cotter
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
         5-01: Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis
         7-03: Breaking Open Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis
   
Maria Covarrubias
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
         1-54: ¡Familia, tú eres formadora de discípulos misioneros! (*)
   
Fr. John Cusick
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         1-04: Deepening Our Appreciation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ (*)
         8-03: Deepening Our Appreciation of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (*)
   
Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
         5-54: El bautismo y el sacerdocio común: Confrontando el clericalismo (*)
   
Jared Dees
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
         3-07: Christ the Master Teacher: 12 Ways to Become a Better Religious Educator (*)
         6-04: Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
         8-04: Heal, Proclaim, Then Teach: A Practical Approach to Evangelization (*)
   
Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         3-08: Following Mary into Missionary Discipleship (*)
         6-06: Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment: What We Should Think About for the Upcoming Vatican Synod (*)
   
Sr. Carol Dempsey, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         3-09: Connecting the Biblical Text to the Text of Life (*)
         8-05: Biblical Women Proclaim, "Rise Up!" (*)
   
Prof. Quyen Di, PhD
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
         4-70: Vietnamese Workshop (The Vietnamese Couple and Our Foundation for Happiness) (*)
         8-70: Vietnamese Workshop (The Pearl) (*)
   
Iván Díaz
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         1-05: Engaging Youth in Evangelization (*)
         7-55: Comprometiendo jóvenes en la evangelización (*)
   
Frank DiLallo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         3-10: Aligning Responses to Bullying with Catholic Schools (*)
         6-07: Bullying Out – Formation In (*)
   
Peter Ductrám
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Special Needs
     Workshops: 2
         6-53: ¿Amoris Laetitia en la catequesis? Tres elementos esenciales (*)
         7-56: Catequesis adaptiva: ¡Padres de familia son recursos indispensables! (*)
   
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 1
         4-06: How to Answer Questions of Faith from Young Adults
   
Msgr. Raymond East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
         2-08: Rise Up – Black Parishes and Schools Matter! (*)
         8-06: Rise Up, You Tribes of the Church! (*)
   
Tom East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Confirmation & Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
         5-06: Accompaniment: Sharing Faith with People of All Ages (*)
         7-07: Mission and Witness: Preparing Generation Z Youth for Confirmation (*)
   
Carole Eipers, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
         1-06: Service: “Projects" or a Way of Life?
         4-07: Evangelization: A Church Which Goes Forth
   
Becky Eldredge
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         3-11: Praying Our Lives: A Remedy for Restlessness (*)
         8-07: Weary and Waiting: Nurturing Hope During Transitions (*)
   
Steven Ellair
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
         1-07: Fire 'em Up for Jesus! (*)
         7-08: Seven Secrets to Reach the Hearts of Children (*)
   
Dr. Orlando Espin
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 1
         5-55: ¡De pie! Catolicismo popular, rebeldía y esperanza (*)
   
Sr. Karla Felix-Rivera, VDMF, JCL
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
         3-53: ¿Entendemos lo que decimos al casarnos? (*)
   
Santiago Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
         2-53: Selección de música apropiada para la Misa
         8-54: Orando y cantando la alegría del Señor (*)
   
Sr. Barbara Fiand, SND de N
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         2-09: Embracing Spirituality for the 21st Century (*)
         6-08: The True Self: Encountering Our Inner Depth (*)
   
Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         2-10: Transgender in Our Schools: One Bread, One Body (*)
         7-09: Teaching Mercy: Accompanying LGBT Students (*)
   
Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
         3-54: Camino del amor (*)
         4-51: ¿A ti que te pregunta Jesus? (*)
   
Amy Florian
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
         5-07: Paying Attention to Mary’s Voice in My Martha World (*)
         8-08: Rise Up! Re-thinking Parish Bereavement Ministry for the Future (*)
   
Fr. Richard Fragomeni
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
         2-11: The Eucharist as a Sacrament of Death: Repeating Baptism Until We Get It Right (*)
         4-08: The Communion of Saints: The Mystical Heart of Christianity (*)
   
Anne Frawley-Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         3-12: Heart, Head, Hands and Heaven: Connecting Imagination and Religion (*)
         8-09: Imagine That! Praying with the Imagination (*)
   
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
         3-13: By What Authority? On the Proper Use and Abuse of Doctrine (*)
         5-08: Priesthood: Ministerial and Baptismal (*)
   
Fr. Rob Galea
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         1-08: "I Can't Even!" – Thriving and Surviving Stress and Anxiety (*)
         6-09: Discerning God's Will (*)
   
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         4-09: Living the Discerning Life: The Teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola (*)
         7-10: Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision-making (*)
   
Fr. David Garcia
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         2-12: Preaching Global Solidarity (*)
         4-53: Predicando la solidaridad global (*)
   
Noelle Garcia
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         3-14: 13 Reasons Why You Matter (*)
         6-10: Ministry Through Vocation (*)
   
Dr. Cecilia González‑Andrieu
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         1-55: La inmigración y el amor al próximo (*)
         4-10: Immigration and the Love of Neighbor (*)
   
Dr. Greer Gordon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
         1-09: Faith: The Renewal of Mind and Heart
         7-11: Faithful Witness: The Church
   
Dr. Thomas Groome
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         3-15: Feeding the Hungers: Our Hope for Faith of Youth and Young Adults (*)
         4-11: Turning to the Historical Jesus and his Revolution for Catechists (*)
   
Ricardo Grzona
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family & Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         2-54: Los jóvenes: La vocación y la misión del catequista (*)
         6-54: Los valores de mis hijos cambian. ¿Qué hago? -- Propuesta cristiana (*)
   
Fr. Michael Gutierrez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
         2-58: El señor escucha al clamor de su pueblo: El ecumenismo, una respuesta unida a la necesidad de los marginalizados (*)
   
David Haas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
         6-11: “I Will Bring You Home”: Songs of Prayer, Stories of Faith
         7-12: God Never Tires: Singing the Astonishing and Relentless Grace of Mercy
   
Sr. Bridget Haase, OSU
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         5-09: Walking the Path of Faith: Power, Providence, Presence of God (*)
         8-10: Multi-colored Halos: Saints and Everyday Holiness (*)
   
Mark Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Family
     Workshops: 2
         3-01: Thinking Bigger: The Truth About Modern Evangelization (*)
         4-12: Pass It On: Balancing Faith in Family Life (*)
   
Sarah Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         2-13: Us vs. Them: Beyond Politics and Into Love (*)
         5-10: The Prayer of Chaos (*)
   
Marty Haugen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
         5-11: Rise Up from Divisions, Anger and Loss: Worship in Difficult Times
   
Lisa Hendey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
         6-12: Rise and Shine: Social Media and the Missionary Disciple (*)
         8-11: Saints-in-the-Making: Storytelling for a New Generation of Evangelists (*)
   
Rev. Terry Hershey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         1-10: Soft Hearts from Hard Places (*)
         4-13: Making a Difference: Being Not Just the Best IN the World but the Best FOR the World (*)
   
Fr. Doan Hoang, SJ
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
         1-70: Vietnamese Workshop (Arise) (*)
         6-70: Vietnamese Workshop (The Meaning of the Lord's Prayer that Leads to Marvelous Change) (*)
   
Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Prayer) & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 3
         Youth Day: C - Becoming a Living Prayer
         2-14: The Foolishness of Christianity (*)
         5-12: Rise Up: A Christian Spirituality of Resistance (*)
   
Bill Huebsch
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         1-11: How to Learn the Art of Accompaniment (*)
         4-14: How to Recognize Grace When You See It (*)
   
ValLimar Jansen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music & Spirituality/Prayer & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 3
         1-12: Creating Peace in Times of Crisis (*)
         3-16: Your Story Matters (How to Tell Your Story) (*)
         4-15: Rise Up to Happiness and Joy (*)
   
Paul Jarzembowski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         5-13: Minding the Gap: Ministry and Transition from Youth to Young Adulthood (*)
         8-12: Engaging the "Nones": Evangelization of the Inactive and Disaffected (*)
   
Jack Jezreel
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         1-13: Faith and Politics in the Hebrew Scriptures
         4-16: Faith and Politics in the Gospels
   
Fr. Manuel Jiménez Rodríguez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
         4-54: Metodología para la explicación teológica de los sacramentos (*)
         8-55: El catecumenado de adultos no bautizados principia de renovación de la catequesis hoy (*)
   
Rick Jones
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         4-19: At the Front Lines of the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis (*)
         8-56: Nuevas dinámicas de migración, refugio y lo que la Iglesia esta hacienda (*)
   
Fr. Satish Joseph
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
         6-13: Relationships Ruptured and Restored: New Insights into the Sacrament of Reconciliation (*)
         8-13: Transforming Parishes into Communities of Disciples (*)
   
Fr. Joe Kempf
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         3-17: Answer: A Sense of Humor. Question: Name One of the Top Five Things that Will Help You Rise (*)
         5-14: You (Yes, You) Were Made to Rise! (*)
   
Anne Kertz Kernion
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         7-13: Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA (*)
   
Andrea Kopp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
         3-19: Rise Up! with Adolescents and Their Families: The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis (*)
   
Blessie La Scola
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
         5-15: What's the Hurry with Conversion? (*)
         8-14: Children of the Light: Pre-catechumenate Period with Children (*)
   
Christina Lamas
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry Track & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         2-55: Movimiento de “trabajo de la iglesia” a “formando discípulos misioneros” (*)
         6-14: Accompanying Young People on the Journey (*)
   
Douglas Leal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 1
         7-14: I Want to Go to THAT Church: Creating a Parish Where Adults and Young Adults Rise Up! (*)
   
Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         3-18: God at the Movies
         6-15: Synod 2018: Will Our Faith Have Young People?
   
Sr. Lynn Levo, CSJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
         1-14: Hope Is a Choice That Matters Today (*)
         6-16: Becoming a Transforming Presence (*)
   
Sergio Lopez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
         8-18: Pray Out Loud! Stand and Lead! Inspiring a Zeal for Mission in Young People (*)
   
Rabbi Michael Lotker
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Science/Faith)
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: G - How a Rabbi/Scientist Views Religion, God and Belief
   
Diana Macalintal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy & Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
         5-16: Rise and Shine! Time to Exercise Our Baptismal Priesthood (*)
         8-15: Liturgical Flow: Understanding the Key to Excellent Liturgy (*)
   
Cardinal Roger Mahony
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
         5-17: Terrific Confirmation Tuesday, But What Do We Have for Them on Wednesday? Post-Sacrament Evangelization (*)
   
Michael Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
         1-15: Rise Up and Sing! Joyful Songs of Faith for Schools and Parishes (*)
         8-16: The Word in Song: Singing Scripture with Children (*)
   
Jesse Manibusan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Authenticity/Choices) & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: E - Living a Life of Meaning – Believing Deeply
         2-15: All Are Welcome in This Place: Rise Up in Communion (*)
   
Fr. James Martin, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         5-18: Building a Bridge: Bringing Together LGBT Catholics and the Church (*)
         8-01: The Historical Jesus (*)
   
Dr. Juan Martínez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
         2-58: El señor escucha al clamor de su pueblo: El ecumenismo, una respuesta unida a la necesidad de los marginalizados (*)
   
Fr. Bryan Massingale, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality & LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 3
         1-16: To Redeem the Soul of America: King's Vision and Challenge Today (*)
         2-10: Transgender in Our Schools: One Bread, One Body (*)
         4-17: Sin: From Breaking Rules to Violating Justice (*)
   
Sr. Hilda Mateo, MSSpS, DMin
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         3-51: Nuestro fines, nuestro comienzo: Vivir la espiritualidad de la cruz
   
Margaret Matijasevic
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         3-19: Rise Up! with Adolescents and Their Families: The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis (*)
         7-15: A National Perspective on the Catechetical Imagination (*)
   
Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 2
         1-17: Ascent to Jerusalem, Ascent to Holiness (*)
         8-17: Prophets and Prophecy: Prod to Conscience (*)
   
Robert McCarty, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         5-19: From Surviving to Thriving in Pastoral Ministry: The Pain and the Blessing! (*)
         7-16: Going, Going, Gone … The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics (*)
   
Sr. Patricia McCormack, IHM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
         3-20: Catechists and Teachers – In Loco Jesu (*)
         6-17: Be the “I” in Evangelize (*)
   
Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         2-16: Millennials vs. Gen Z (*)
         4-18: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment: A Time of Discernment and Action (*)
   
Bro. Michael O'Neil McGrath, OSFS
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
         7-17: Mysteries of the Rosary (*)
   
David McHugh lll
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
         6-10: Ministry Through Vocation (*)
   
Dr. Megan McKenna
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         4-20: Lift Your Eyes! We'd Like to See Jesus (*)
         7-18: And When I Am Lifted Up, I Will Draw Everyone to Myself! (*)
   
Joe Melendrez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Scripture)
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: L - Mark My Words
   
Ted Miles
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
         8-18: Pray Out Loud! Stand and Lead! Inspiring a Zeal for Mission in Young People (*)
   
Brandi Milloy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Overcoming Obstacles) & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: M - Overcoming Obstacles
         1-18: Overcoming Obstacles: Trusting in God’s Plan
   
Amalia Molina Cortina
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
         7-54: Dialogo de sanación (*)
   
Juan Carlos Montenegro
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 1
         3-55: Importancia de tener experiencias de voluntariado en la catequesis (*)
   
Rafael Moreno
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
         8-57: Del júbilo a la contemplación: La oración personal y comunitaria por medio del canto
   
Fr. J. Patrick Mullen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         3-21: "The Mother of Jesus Was There": A Scriptural Portrayal of Mary (*)
         5-20: Teaching Like Jesus: Before the Catechism (*)
   
Marcelo Murua
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         1-56: La espiritualidad de Francisco a la Luz de la Palabra (*)
         6-55: La catequesis ante el desafío de nuevos modelos de vida familiar (*)
   
Rev. Peter Neeley, SJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
         2-56: Levántate y camina (*)
         6-56: Levanta la voz y profetiza pueblo hispano (*)
   
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
         6-18: Sexuality: Celebrate the Gift and Become Makers of Love (*)
         7-19: Encounter Your Way Toward Good Church (*)
   
Rev. Hy Nguyen, PSS
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
         2-70: Vietnamese Workshop (Catechesis and Culture: Inseparable and Indispensable) (*)
         5-70: Vietnamese Workshop (Pope Francis: A Modern Catechist) (*)
   
Maria Elena Ocegueda Juárez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
         5-56: ¡Levántate, resplandece! (*)
         8-58: ¡Levantemos nuestra voz! (*)
   
Dr. Hosffman Ospino, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Theology & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         4-55: Encuentro: Jesús, María y el pueblo hispano (*)
         5-21: Intercultural Approaches to Catechesis: Considerations and Strategies (*)
   
Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         6-19: Legal and Free: Media-smart Youth Ministers (*)
         8-19: Finding Faith in Scorsese's "Silence" (*)
   
Rev. Daniel Pajuelo Vázquez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
         4-56: Cultura del encuentro en la era digital (*)
         7-57: Un sacerdote en YouTube, experiencia de evangelización en la periferia digital (*)
   
Constanza Palomo de Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
         8-54: Orando y cantando la alegría del Señor (*)
   
Joe Paprocki, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
         3-22: Sacramental Preparation: Inviting Children to Encounter Mystery (*)
   
Abundio Parra Sanchez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
         6-51: María Magdalena ... ¡qué mujer! (*)
         7-58: ¡Abogados ... en crisis! (*)
   
Rev. Leo Patalinghug
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
         3-23: How to Get Your Family to Heaven! (*)
         4-21: Bored at Mass? Never Again! (*)
   
Mike Patin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Sharing Faith) & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: K - Linked, Re-tweeted and Shared
         2-17: "I Scream!" – Culture and the Challenge of Catechesis (*)
   
Bob Perron
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Discernment) & Family & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 3
         Youth Day: B - How Do You Know?
         5-22: Family Matters: Family and Faith Dynamics with Youth Ministry (*)
         8-20: How to Become a Saint in Five Easy Steps (*)
   
Roy Petitfils
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Family Dynamics) & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: D - How to "Deal" in a Difficult Family
         2-18: Using Empathic Evangelization to Understand, Reach and Influence the Modern Family (*)
   
Rev. Thinh Pham
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
         3-70: Vietnamese Workshop (“Lord, My God, I Called to You for Help, and You Healed Me” - Ps 30:2) (*)
         7-70: Vietnamese Workshop (Mary in the Liturgical and Devotional Life of the Church) (*)
   
Fr. Chris Ponnet
     Language: English      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry & HIV/AIDS
     Workshops: 2
         6-03: The People of God Living with HIV/AIDS (*)
         7-09: Teaching Mercy: Accompanying LGBT Students (*)
   
Katie Prejean McGrady
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Keynote) & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: Arena - Daring Faith
         1-19: Dwell Among Them: Exploring Incarnation-driven Ministry (*)
   
Tom Quinlan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
         8-21: Excellence in Ministry: Best Practices for Successful Catechetical Leadership (*)
   
Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
         2-19: Pope Francis After Five Years
         5-23: Freedom of Religion Under Attack Around the World
   
Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         4-22: Women Arising in the Gospel of Luke (*)
         6-57: Un mensaje ambiguo: Las mujeres en el evangelio de San Lucas (*)
   
Fr. R. Tony Ricard, MTh, MDiv
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         2-01: Have You Seen Him? Searching for the Child Jesus (*)
         7-20: How Big Is Your But? (Excuse Me, Lord!) (*)
   
Dr. John Rinaldo, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
         5-24: Technology and Social Media: A Primary Means for Evangelization (*)
         7-21: Re-imagining Parish Life in the Light of Evangelization (*)
   
Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana, ST
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
         1-51: Un evangelio encarnado en la vida del pueblo (*)
         4-57: Para levantarse, hay que cuestionar si estamos caídos (*)
   
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         1-01: Rising Up to the Adult Challenge within the Gospels (*)
         6-20: Rise Up: From Living by Goodwill and Dogged Willpower to Drawing on the Resurrection and Grace (*)
   
Mario Romero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 1
         2-57: La formación de los evangelios en el imperio romano (*)
   
Danielle Rose
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
         4-23: “May God Love You Through Me”
   
Pedro Rubalcava
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
         2-20: First Our Parish Was Bilingual, Then We Are Multicultural, Now What? (*)
         5-57: Primero la parroquia era bilingüe, luego somos multiculturales, ¿qué hacemos? (*)
   
Msgr. Lucio Ruiz
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
         3-56: La comunicación como misión de la Iglesia (*)
         5-58: Misioneros en la "era digital" (*)
   
Joyce Rupp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         1-20: Self-Compassion in an Era of Endless Activity
         4-24: Coming Out of Exile: Welcoming What Our Spirit Is Missing
   
Lic. Juan Saju
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         2-59: Con Cristo ¡vuestra tristeza se convertirá en gozo! (Jn 16,20) (*)
         7-59: Hombres y mujeres nuevas par la vida del Espíritu (Rom 8,11-17) (*)
   
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
         2-58: El señor escucha al clamor de su pueblo: El ecumenismo, una respuesta unida a la necesidad de los marginalizados (*)
   
Fr. Ron Schmidt, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 1
         8-19: Finding Faith in Scorsese's "Silence" (*)
   
Rev. Michael Schmitz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         1-21: Praying the Mass Like Never Before (*)
         4-25: Anti-fragile Faith (*)
   
Dan Schutte
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
         1-22: Shepherding Communities in Times of Change (*)
         3-24: Beyond the Moon and Stars (*)
   
Fr. Donald Senior, CP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         1-23: Praise You, Lord! Pope Francis and the Biblical Theology of Creation as a Source of Christian Spirituality (*)
         7-22: The Vocation of Administrative Service: Biblical Foundations (*)
   
Fr. Clodomiro Siller-Acuña
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 2
         1-57: La Iglesia que fundó Jesús (*)
         6-58: Diálogo interreligioso (*)
   
William Simon Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
         6-21: Dare to Disciple (*)
   
Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
         2-21: The Outlaw David ben Jesse (*)
         6-22: Zydeco Theology and the Gumbo Bible (*)
   
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         3-25: Turning the Rising Tide of Apathy, Agnosticism and Atheism: Six Catalysts to Ignite the Faith of Young Skeptics (*)
         7-23: Why Would an All-loving God Allow Suffering? How to Suffer Well through Christian Faith (*)
   
Zackary Stachowski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
         7-12: God Never Tires: Singing the Astonishing and Relentless Grace of Mercy
   
Julianne Stanz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
         5-25: Building a Lasting Fire: Developing Disciples in Your Religious Education Program (*)
         8-22: The Kerygma Enigma-Transformational Ministry (*)
   
Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
         6-23: A Church Which “Goes Forth”: Finding the Resurrected Christ in our Midst (*)
         7-24: “Go to My Disciples ... and Tell Them”! (*)
   
Cardinal Luis Tagle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Theology
     Workshops: 2
         1-24: Forgiveness as a Path to Peace (*)
         6-01: Ways of New Evangelization in Asia (*)
   
Michael Theisen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
         3-19: Rise Up! with Adolescents and Their Families: The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis (*)
   
Dr. Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         3-57: La familia y los sacramentos de iniciación (*)
         8-59: Acepta que Dios te ama: El principio de la fe y la liberación del mal (*)
   
Doug Tooke
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Confirmation) & Junior High
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: J - Eternal Fire: Confirmation Revitalized!
         1-25: Middle School Mayhem or Miracle! (*)
   
Fr. Augustino Torres, CFR
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Day (Living Faith) & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: I - Sustaining Joy
         1-58: Santa alegría: La espiritualidad franciscana de gozo (*)
   
Maria Torres Perez
     Language: Spansish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
         1-59: Las nuevas Agar: Mujeres migrantes como sujeto de liberación (*)
         4-58: Levantar puentes: Una espiritualidad para saltar fronteras (*)
   
Yunuen Trujillo
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         3-58: Católico y gay: Respuestas a las preguntas pastorales más básicas (*)
         4-59: Proyecto de aceptación familiar: Mitos y realidades sobre la comunidad gay (*)
   
Fr. Gabino Uribarri Bilbao, SJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
         3-59: Los retos de la cultura plural actual a la cristología (*)
         5-59: La ruptura fe: Sacramentos como desafío a la iniciación cristiana (*)
   
Fr. Richard Vega
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 1
         7-60: La riqueza de la Vigilia Pascual (*)
   
Nick Wagner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
         1-26: Seek the Living God -- Five Questions for Conversion (*)
         6-24: RCIA That Works! (*)
   
James Wahl
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
         2-22: Musical Liturgy for the Whole Child: More Than Hand Motions (*)
         6-25: Songs of Joy and Hope for Children (*)
   
Joan Weber
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         6-26: Discern or Decide: Helping Young People Know the Difference (*)
         7-25: No More Volunteers: Getting Parishioners to See Themselves as Missionary Disciples (*)
   
Sherry Weddell
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
         2-23: Forming Fruitful Disciples: How to Unlock the Power of the Spirit in Others (*)
         6-04: Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
         7-26: Called, Gifted and Fruitful: The Transforming Power of Living the Mission of Jesus (*)
   
David Wells
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Family
     Workshops: 2
         2-24: Rise Up, Young People! Raising New Disciples in Schools and Parishes (*)
         8-23: Rise Up, Broken People! A Revolution of Tenderness (*)
   
Char Wenc, MEd, LCPC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
         1-27: It Takes Courage to Be a Parent Today (*)
         5-26: Leadership in the Catholic Church is a Job for All of Us (*)
   
Rev. Thomas Weston, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         5-27: Healing Takes Time, Grace and Community (*)
         8-24: WE are Always in Need of Reform: The Western Church in the 14th Century (*)
   
C. Vanessa White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
         3-27: When the Praises Go Up (*)
         6-27: To Set the Captives Free (*)
   
Dr. Joseph White, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Early Childhood
     Workshops: 2
         2-25: Games, Songs, Crafts and Object Lessons: Hands-on Activities for Early Childhood Faith Formation (*)
         4-26: Called to be Missionary Disciples: The Ministry of the Catechist (*)
   
Fr. Michael White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 3
         3-26: Seven Steps to Implementing Change (*)
         6-04: Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
         8-25: Finding Courage to Embrace the New Evangelization (*)
   
Dr. Madonna Wojtaszek-Healy, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Special Needs
     Workshops: 2
         2-26: God Calls Me to Dance, Even if I'm Out of Step (*)
         6-28: One Size Does Not Fit All: The Case for Adaptive Religious Education (*)
   
Dr. Carolyn Woo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Keynote
     Workshops: 1
         Keynote: Grace in a Competitive World (*)
   
Dr. John Yzaguirre
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
         4-27: Freedom from Useless Fear (*)
         7-51: Como liberarse de los miedos inútiles (*)
   

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