2020 RECongress Speakers

Religious Education Congress
February 20, 2020 (Youth Day) &
February 21-23, 2020 (adult days)

   
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Oct 1: 164 speakers posted
updated 08 Nov 2019

Youth Day
Keynote
Doug Tooke
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Arena
"Holiness is Hard?"
The challenge to pursue holiness and sainthood seems difficult ... at first. This keynote will show through story, Scripture and real-life practices that the pursuit is worth the risk!
RECongress
English Keynote
Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 7:50 am - Arena
"Called to Compassion: Witnesses of God's Mercy in the World"
We have been called to follow Jesus Christ at a fascinating time in history when everything seems to be changing or challenged. We are called to lives of compassion so we can live with mercy and strive for holiness. Compassion needs to be an everyday, one person at a time, concrete step toward another human being. Witnessing to God's mercy requires a life of holiness, of constant striving to make God's promise real today.
Spanish Keynote
Asamblea General
Bishop Daniel Flores
Sábado, 22 de febrero, 2020 - 7:50 am - Hall B
"Ojos abiertos, corazones vivos, manos a la obra: La Misericordia, acción de Dios en el mundo"
La obra de Cristo a través de la cual Él nos ofrece la salvación llega a tocarnos precisamente como acción de misericordia aliviando nuestras penas. Aceptar el amor del Señor con fe introduce dentro de nosotros el desarrollo dinámico de la gracia de Cristo mismo, y esta gracia está destinada a convertirnos en agentes de su acción misericordiosa en el mundo. La fe nos mueve a buscar a Jesus en el prójimo para corresponderle a Jesús el amor compasivo que nos ha dado. Nuestro esfuerzo de misericordia es expresión concreta de la gracia, dándonos ojos que ven, corazones vivos, y manos para trabajar. El único camino que conduce a la salvación es el camino que se abre al corazón misericordioso. Primeramente Dios, de esto hablaremos.  
   
Number of Speakers: 179
Number of Workshops: 294
English Workshops: 185
Spanish Workshops: 71
Youth Day Workshops: 30
Vietnamese Workshops: 8
   
Bishop Alex Aclan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 1
        : Casting the Net Far and Wide: Implementing the New Pastoral Response for Asian-Pacific Islander Communities (*)
   
John Allen Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : What's Hot and What's Not in the Global Church: A 360-Degree Review of the Catholic Landscape (*)
        : Pope Francis and the Seven Year Itch: Where Things Stand After Seven Years of a Maverick Pope (*)
   
Tony Alonso
     Language: Bilingual (Eng/Span)      Topic(s): Liturgy
     Workshops: 1
        : Let Us Walk with Jesus/Caminemos con Jesús
   
Donna Anderle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgical Movement
     Workshops: 1
        : Live Wholly – Mind, Body, Spirit: A Mini Retreat and Movement Workshop (*)
   
John Angotti
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : God's Forgiveness (*)
        : God Here and Now (*)
   
Steve Angrisano
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : God Help Me! Getting Teens Excited About Mass (*)
        : A Culture of Grace (*)
   
Katherine Angulo
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Vive la misericordia y recaptura la alegría de tu ministerio (*)
        : ¡Pastoral juvenil en donde no se balconea la vida sino se vive! (*)
   
Elsy Arévalo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : Start with Jesus: WE the Missionary People! (*)
   
Ana Arista
     Language: English      Topic(s): Special Needs
     Workshops: 1
        : Adaptive Learning: Meeting Special Needs in Catechesis
   
Laura Ash
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgical Movement
     Workshops: 1
        : Dancing Our Way to Holiness: The Soul’s Slow Ripening (*)
   
Dr. Ansel Augustine
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Start with Jesus: WE the Missionary People! (*)
        : Embracing and Celebrating Diversity (*)
   
Ana Barraza
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Special Needs
     Workshops: 2
        : Principios básicos para la catequesis con personas con disCapacidades (*)
        : Con propósito catequético y evangelizador hacia las personas con disCapacidades (*)
   
Bishop Robert Barron
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : The Real Presence in the Eucharist
   
Fr. Christopher Bazyouros
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 1
        : The Future of Women in the Church: A Conversation (*)
   
Danielle Bean
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Finding Forgiveness in the Family (*)
        : Teaching Mercy and Compassion in the Family (*)
   
Betsey Beckman, MM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgical Movement
     Workshops: 1
        : Dancing Our Way to Holiness: The Soul’s Slow Ripening (*)
   
Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Who Is My Neighbor: Them or Us? (*)
        : Can the Natural World Afford a Just War? (*)
   
Steve Botsford
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
        : Flipped Catechesis: What Every Catechist Needs to Know
        : Digital Discipleship: Like, Follow and Subscribe
   
Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : Unsettling Settled Ideas: Gang Members and the Marrow of the Gospel (*)
        : Your Joy Complete: Gang Members and Reclaiming the Mysticism of Jesus (*)
   
Bishop Edward Braxton, PhD, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : The Catholic Church and the Deadly Epidemic of Gun Violence in the United States (*)
        : Martin Luther King Jr.: What If He Were Still Alive Today? (*)
   
Doug Brummel
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Mass Confusion with The Doug and Dave Show
   
Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : The Three S’s of Holiness: Surrender, Sacrifice, Single-heartedness (*)
        : Super Heroines and Heroes of Holiness and Mercy (*)
   
John Burland
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Firm in the Faith: Music for Catechesis with Children and Families (*)
        : I Believe! Songs for Catechesis and Evangelization (*)
   
Rev. John Burns
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Seeking Healing Through Forgiveness (*)
        : The Theology of Suffering (*)
   
Dr. Julia Cano Valero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
        : Reflexionando sobre la relación de ayuda y la comunicación constructiva (*)
        : Infancia desvalida, familias destruidas: ¿Que podemos hacer? (*)
   
Prof. Gilberto Cavazos-González, OFM
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Santa María: Imagen y semejanza del Padre de Misericordias (*)
        : Saint Mary: In the Image and Likeness of the Father of Mercies (*)
   
Canónigo Dr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Multicultural & Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : La verdad de Guadalupe (*)
        : La imagen del amor (*)
   
Andrea Chavez-Kopp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: The Care and Keeping of Your Grown-ups
        : When Current Events Make You Cringe (*)
   
Andrew Chinn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Jesus, You Are Here for Me: Finding Hope Amid the Struggle of Mental Illness (*)
        : We Are God's Hands: Songs to Celebrate and Teach Mercy to Children (*)
   
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : The Power to Transform Your Parish (*)
   
Craig Colson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        : How to Bring Healing to Your Parish Staff or Ministry Group (*)
   
Emilce Cuda de Dunbar
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Misericordia y santidad: La propuesta del Papa Francisco para la transformación ecológica integral (*)
        : La mujer en una Iglesia en salida: El lenguaje simbólico (*)
   
Fr. John Cusick
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Why Should I Go to Church? (*)
        : Ministering to the “Nones” (*)
   
Linda Dakin-Grimm
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
        : Immigration: Who, Why and the “Catholic Way” to Respond (*)
   
Stephanie Clouatre Davis
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Seeing and Savoring Stillness and Silence with Teenagers Among #allthethings (*)
   
Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Affective Maturity and Discernment: Keys for the Formation of Ministers Today (*)
        : Madurez afectiva y descendimiento: Claves para la formación de ministros hoy
   
Jared Dees
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
        : Sacramental Preparation for Lifelong Encounters with Christ (*)
   
Prof. Quyen Di, PhD
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 1
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Live Mercy – Be Holy in Family) (*)
   
Iván Díaz
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : El camino a la santidad: Una invitación a todas las generaciones (*)
        : I Pray to Dios! Tools to Embrace Hispanic Youth in Our Parish Ministries (*)
   
Jordan Denari Duffner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 2
        : Islam and Interreligious Dialogue: How Our Catholic Faith Calls Us to Dialogue and Action (*)
        : Introduction to Islam: Tips for Catholic Educators and Journalists (*)
   
Rev. David Dwyer, CSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        : Pope Francis to Young Adults: “Grow in Holiness” (*)
   
Tom East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Sharing That Christ is Alive Through Confirmation Ministry with Youth (*)
        : Accompanying Young Adults in Discernment and Discipleship (*)
   
Becky Eldredge
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Start with Jesus: WE the Missionary People! (*)
        : The Gift of the Inner Chapel (*)
   
Dr. Marco Elias-Juarez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Más “mindfulness,” menas estrés y mayor bienestar (*)
   
Steven Ellair
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Effective Prayer with Children: It's Easier Than You Think! (*)
        : From Book Learning to Faith Living! (*)
   
Robert Ellsberg
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : A Living Gospel: Reading God's Story in Holy Lives (*)
        : Everyday Holiness (*)
   
Dr. Orlando Espín
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 1
        : Compasión: Misericordia solidaria (*)
   
Chris Estrella
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Living My Best Life: Intimacy, Self-Control and Anti·Foolishness!
   
Sr. Karla Felix-Rivera, VDMF, JCL
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Marriage/Family & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Estresado y abrumado: "¡Ten piedad de mí, Señor!" (*)
        : Lord, Have Mercy on Us, We Are Married! (*)
   
Rev. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        : Culturas y misión: El Evangelio encarnado (*)
        : La justicia social al servicio de la encarnación del evangelio (*)
   
Santiago Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Marriage/Family & Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : La transmisión de la fe en la familia: Cómo mantener a los hijos cerca de Dios (*)
        : La espiritualidad del musico litúrgico: ¿Estamos realmente viviendo lo que cantamos en misa?
   
Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, PhD, MTS
     Language: English      Topic(s): AIDS/HIV & Gay/Lesbian Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : What Can Stigma Teach Us About Mercy and Holiness? (*)
        : Learning from Generations of LGBTQ Catholics (*)
   
Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        : Misericordiosos como el Padre (*)
        : Los secretos de la felicidad (*)
   
Bishop Daniel Flores
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Keynote
     Workshops: 1
   
Amy Florian
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Understand (*)
        : Widowed – How to Get Through (*)
   
Fr. Richard Fragomeni
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : Standing in Awe and Wonder and Praise: The Transformative Power of Humble Thanks (*)
        : What is Mercy Anyway? Five Insights into the Mercy that Makes Us Holy as God is Holy (*)
   
Anne Frawley-Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family & Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Girl Power! Equipping Girls for Leadership (*)
        : Grandparents: Rockin' God's Grand Plan! (*)
   
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : Friendship and Christian Vocation: Is Anyone Ever Really Single? (*)
        : Of Popes and Bishops: Re-Imagining Church Leadership in a Non-Hierarchical Key (*)
   
Ann Garrido
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Let’s Talk About Truth (*)
        : Companions in Conflict (*)
   
Tim Glemkowski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Made for Mission: How to Change the Culture of Your Parish (*)
        : Deaf Ears: How Pre-Evangelization and the Kerygma Help You Speak to People Where They Are Actually At (*)
   
Dr. Greer Gordon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Faithful Presence: Prayer
        : Truth in the Heart
   
Dr. Thomas Groome
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Faith for the Heart (*)
        : Living Faith: Why and How to Evangelize (*)
   
Ricardo Grzona
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Hacia una espiritualidad aterrizada en la cultura de los jóvenes (*)
        : “Christus Vivit”: La enseñanza del papa para ser santos (*)
   
Fr. Michael Gutiérrez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Herramientas para construir puentes con los católicos LGBTQ (*)
        : Siendo Iglesia de Encuentro con católicos LGBTQ: Los 5 pasos del modelo de encuentro de Jesús (*)
   
David Haas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music & Spirituality
     Workshops: 2
        : Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: The Prayer of St. Francis as a Path for Hope and Renewal
        : Do Not Be Afraid, I Am With You: How Sung Prayer Nurtures Courage, Hope and New Beginnings
   
Fr. Albert Haase, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : The Spiritual Journey: A Process of Transformation (*)
        : The Present Moment: A Sacrament and Ambassador (*)
   
Sarah Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Women's Issues & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : God Help Me! Getting Teens Excited About Mass (*)
        : The Song of Women: Raising Their Voices in Our Church (*)
   
Marty Haugen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy & Music
     Workshops: 2
        : Music’s Role in the “Field Hospital” Church
        : The Liturgy as Artwork
   
  Sherry Hayes-Peirce
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 1
        : What Would Jesus Post? (*)
   
Dr. Jim Healy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 2
        : How to Be Married and Stay Engaged (*)
        : Making Happiness a Habit: Four Steps to a More Joyful Marriage (*)
   
Sr. Miriam Heidland, SOLT
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Seeking Healing Through Forgiveness (*)
        : Transformation from the Heart: Why Your Encounter with Jesus Changes the World (*)
   
Kathy Hendricks
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 1
        : The Family as the Heart of Mercy (*)
   
Rev. Terry Hershey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : This Is the Life: Mindfulness, Finding Grace and the Power of the Present (*)
        : You Become Real: The Power of Human Touch (*)
   
Rev. Daniel Horan, OFM, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : We Are All Called, Loved and Sent: Spiritual Wisdom from Pope Francis (*)
        : Loving the Dust We Are: Renewing Our Understanding of the Human Person (*)
   
Bill Huebsch
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Promise and Hope: Accompaniment in the Parish (*)
        : How Can I Serve You? Learning to be an Accompanist (*)
   
Bob Hurd
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy
     Workshops: 1
        : Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People: Living the Holy Mercy of Christ
   
Dr. Robert Hurteau, PhD
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        : ¿Prohibidos los abrazos? La ética pastoral y las normas legales para los ministros pastorales (*)
   
ValLimar Jansen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : "God's Gonna Trouble the Water": The Healing Power of Jesus, with Music! (*)
        : In Times Like These: A Time for Faith, A Time for Hope (*)
   
Paul Jarzembowski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Reimagining Ministry with Young Adults (*)
        : Ministry with Young People Through an Intercultural Perspective (*)
   
Fr. Manuel Jiménez Rodríguez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        : Catequesis bíblico-narrativa: Para el Encuentro con Cristo (*)
        : Pastoral renovada de los sacramentos de iniciación cristiana (*)
   
Fr. Jan Michael Joncas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : The Hymn of the Day: An Enrichment of Roman Catholic Worship
        : The Liturgy as Artwork
   
Rev. Felix Just, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : St. Paul as Organizer of Missionary Disciples (*)
        : St. Paul’s Experience of God’s Mercy and His Call to Holiness (*)
   
Fr. Joe Kempf
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Death by Comic Strip – Laughing, Loving and Letting Go (*)
        : Please DON’T Forgive. Seriously. Unless … (*)
   
Anne Kertz Kernion
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 1
        : Neuroscience and Spirituality for Teens and Young Adults (*)
   
Peter Kolar
     Language: Bilingual (Eng/Span) & Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : El derecho y el deber de cantar como pueblo de Dios
        : Let Us Walk with Jesus/Caminemos con Jesús
   
Liam Lawton
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
        : High is the Heavens
   
Douglas Leal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        : “What Now, God?” Listening for God’s Call and Finding Our Path (*)
   
Rev. Richard Leonard, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : God at the Movies
        : A Contemporary Mission to Compassionate Holiness
   
Sergio López
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Day & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: Finding Your Way After Losing Your Way: A Beginner's Guide to Using Your Inner Compass
        : Escuchar con el corazón: Introducción a los cuatro niveles de la escucha (*)
   
Monica Luther
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgical Movement
     Workshops: 1
        : Live! Be! Finding the Movement in Our Prayers (*)
   
Diana Macalintal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation & Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : Called to Participate: How We Learn the True Christian Spirit (*)
        : The Awe-Inspiring Rites of the RCIA: Training for Baptismal Living (*)
   
Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        : Encountering Christ in Harmony: Celebrating the New U.S. Bishops' Response on Asian-Pacific Islander Cultures and Ministries (*)
        : Casting the Net Far and Wide: Implementing the New Pastoral Response for Asian-Pacific Islander Communities (*)
   
Michael Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family & Music
     Workshops: 2
        : Sing Mercy, Live Mercy, Be Holy (*)
        : Grandparents: Rockin' God's Grand Plan! (*)
   
Jesse Manibusan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: Mercy and Holiness: Stronger Than Any Superpower!
        : The Way of Mercy & Holiness – Humility and Vulnerability (*)
   
Rev. James Martin, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian Ministry & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : What Next for LGBTQ Catholics? (*)
        : What Happens When You Pray? (*)
   
Fr. Michael Martin, OFM Conv
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : “Who Do People Say That I Am?” What Young Adults Are Saying ... (*)
        : Catholic Leaders Today: Envision the Future or Be Eclipsed by It (*)
   
Fr. Bryan Massingale, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        : The Virtue of Courage and the Moral Life (*)
        : The Racism Pastoral: Contributions and Missed Opportunities (*)
   
Dr. Timoteo Matovina, PhD
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : María en la espiritualidad hispana (*)
        : María en la devoción, en la liturgia yen la comunión de los santos (*)
   
Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Keynote & Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : Keynote: Called to Compassion: Witnesses of God’s Mercy in the World (*)
        : La compasión hace justicia: Un llamado para todos los días (*)
   
Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
        : Three Great Women of the Hebrew Bible (*)
   
Robert McCarty, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Engaging Young People in God Talk! (*)
        : Engaging and Accompanying Young People: The Challenge and the Blessing! (*)
   
Sr. Patricia McCormack, IHM, EdD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Shifting Parents from the Parking Lot to Participation (*)
        : BEING a Catechist vs. WORKING AS a Catechist (*)
   
Charlotte McCorquodale
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Aligning Our Vision of Youth and Young Adult Ministries with Christus Vivit (*)
        : Applying Brain-Based Learning to Make Learning Stick and Faith "Sticky" (*)
   
Bro. Michael O'Neil McGrath, OSFS
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Saints and Prophets for a Church and World in Crisis (*)
   
Megan McKenna
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality
     Workshops: 1
        : Be Merciful as Our God Is Mercy Incarnate (*)
   
Dr. José Antonio Medina
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        : La Iglesia católica en el siglo XXI (*)
        : La biblia en los ministerios (*)
   
Joe Melendrez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Get in the Word! Let Scripture Take Root in Our Lives
   
Leonardo Mongui-Casas, MA
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : La formación integral para mejores discípulos misioneros (*)
        : ¿Cómo enamorarse de la Palabra? (*)
   
Fr. J. Patrick Mullen, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : “…On His Shoulders with Great Joy”: Jesus as Model of Ministry (*)
        : The Good, the Bad, and the Ornery: Discipleship in the New Testament (*)
   
Maria del Mar Muñoz-Visoso
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Multicultural & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Un solo cuerpo: La Iglesia, comunión en la diversidad (*)
        : Abramos nuestros corazones: El racismo, un atentado contra la dignidad humana (*)
   
Marcelo Murua
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : La clave misericordia para vivir como cristianos del siglo XXI a la luz de Francisco (*)
        : El RICA: Camino para iniciar a la misericordia y la santidad al estilo de Jesús (*)
   
Suzanne Nawrocki, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
        : Breaking Open the Word the Rite Way
        : It’s Too Late to Put My Hand Down: Practical Help with Scriptural Interpretation for Ministry
   
Bishop Thanh Nguyen
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 1
        : Vietnamese Workshop (The Cross – Mystery of Divine Love) (*)
   
Sr. Mary Nguyen, OP
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Growth in Holiness by the Divine Mercy) (*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop (The Family: Home of Divine Mercy) (*)
   
Rev. Hy Nguyen, PSS
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Can a Catholic Disagree with the Church’s Teachings?) (*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop (The Church and Sexual Morality – How to Care for the LGBTQ Community) (*)
   
María Elena Ocegueda Juárez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : La santidad está más cerca de lo que pensamos (*)
        : El camino de la misericordia: Un reto para la catequesis actual (*)
   
Timothy O'Malley, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 2
        : The Mercy of Marriage in a Hookup World (*)
        : The Mundane Mercy of Catholic Family Life (*)
   
Dr. Hosffman Ospino, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Christian Activism as a Practice of Holiness (*)
        : El activismo cristiano como una práctica de santidad (*)
   
Rev. Sergio Ovando
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 1
        : “Sed perfectos como vuestro Padre celestial es perfecto” (Mt 5,38) – Jesús nos llama a la santidad (*)
   
Chris Padgett
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: The Importance of Family
   
Prof. Felix Palazzi
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Lectura del libro del Genesis 2,4: “Creados en santidad y justicia” (*)
        : “Alégrate María”: María como icono de la santidad y la misericordia (*)
   
Constanza Palomo de Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 1
        : La transmisión de la fe en la familia: Cómo mantener a los hijos cerca de Dios (*)
   
Joe Paprocki, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Start with Jesus: WE the Missionary People! (*)
        : Unleashing the Power of Scripture: Ministry Powered by the Word of God (*)
   
Rev. Leo Patalinghug, IVDei
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : How to Keep Your Family Catholic and Happy: Practical and Realistic Help for Families! (*)
        : Marriage Preparation and Ongoing Formation: How to Make This Sacrament a Source of Holiness for the World! (*)
   
Mike Patin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: #ISeeWhatYouDidThere
        : Me Cry! Mercy! Merci! (*)
   
Pamela Perrino
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood
     Workshops: 2
        : Meeting Young Children Where They Are and Walking with Them on Their Spiritual Journey (*)
        : The Time Is Now! Early Investment in Faith Formation Lasts a Lifetime (*)
   
Bob Perron
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Relationships: Worth the Risk
   
Roy Petitfils, MS, LPC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: Life – No Filters: Seeing God in the Stresses and Pressures of My Life
        : Accompanying Traumatized Teens (*)
   
Rev. Thinh Pham
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        : Vietnamese Workshop (“For All of You Who Were Baptized into Christ Have Clothed Yourselves with Christ” (Gal 3:27) (*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop (“Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of Hosts...” (Is 6:3) – The Bible and Liturgy) (*)
   
Fr. Chris Ponnet
     Language: English      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        : Learning from Generations of LGBTQ Catholics (*)
   
Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 2
        : The Dead Man Walks: Unceasing Death Penalty Dialogue Bears Fruit (*)
        : River of Fire: An Account of the Spiritual Awakening That Led to Death Row (*)
   
Katie Prejean McGrady
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: What Next? Discerning Vocation in a ''Nothing Matters" World
        : Burning Hearts: Helping Teens Meet and Fall in Love with Jesus Christ (*)
   
Dr. Julia Prinz, PhD, VDMF
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 1
        : ¡Que vea! Una espiritualidad a través de la biblia (*)
   
Abbot Richard Purcell, OCSO
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : A Church with Open Doors: A Monastic Approach to Youth Ministry (*)
        : Do Not Aspire to Be Called Holy Before You Really Are! (St. Benedict) (*)
   
Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 1
        : Casting the Net Far and Wide: Implementing the New Pastoral Response for Asian-Pacific Islander Communities (*)
   
Cooper Ray
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Raising the Bar on Junior High Ministry (*)
        : Planning and Implementing Effective Retreats (*)
   
Fr. R. Tony Ricard, MTh, MDiv
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Jesus’ Justice League: Superheroes of Faith (*)
        : Knock, Knock! Who’s There? (It’s Me, Jesus!) (*)
   
John Rinaldo, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: Listening to You: Delving in Deep with YOUR Questions
        : Youth Group is Dead. Christ is Alive (*)
   
Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana, ST
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : La búsqueda de la santidad en la Iglesia actual (*)
        : ¿Por qué no creemos que podemos ser santos? (*)
   
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : The Penultimate Invitation to Holiness – Practicing Mercy as Jesus Practiced It (*)
        : The Real Obstacle to Holiness: Our Pathologically Complex Nature (*)
   
Mario Romero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 1
        : El Evangelio de los Cristianos de Antioquia (*)
   
Sr. Maria Romero, HJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Espiritualidad y misión profética de los catequistas (*)
        : Catequesis familiar (*)
   
Msgr. Lucio Ruiz
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
        : La ternura como canal de comunicación desde el ministerio de Papa Francisco (*)
        : Felicidad y tecnología: Un desafío para el ser hombre (*)
   
Michael Ruzicki
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
        : Children’s Liturgy of the Word That is Prayerful, Formative and Exciting (*)
        : The Scrutinies are Coming ... the Scrutinies are Coming! (*)
   
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 2
        : El poder del ecumenismo en una crisis migratoria (*)
        : The Power of Ecumenism in an Immigration Crisis (*)
   
Marilyn Santos
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Ministry with Young People Through an Intercultural Perspective (*)
        : Vino nuevo del Papa Francisco para la catequesis (*)
   
Susan Searle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Seeking a Deeper Connection to the God Who Sees Us
   
Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Ardi, Ape and Android: Dialogues with the Imago Dei in Genesis (*)
        : The Problem of Justice in the "Twelve Prophets": Critical Views of Ourselves? (*)
   
Bishop Oscar Solis
     Language: English      Topic(s): Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        : Encountering Christ in Harmony: Celebrating the New U.S. Bishops' Response on Asian-Pacific Islander Cultures and Ministries (*)
        : Casting the Net Far and Wide: Implementing the New Pastoral Response for Asian-Pacific Islander Communities (*)
   
Luis Soto
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : La fe vence el miedo: El seguimiento de Jesús en el Evangelio de San Marcos (*)
        : Tres días después ... Discípulos de Cana a la cruz (*)
   
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        : Science, Miracles and Faith (*)
   
Dr. Edward Sri
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Beloved: Marriage Formation in a Post-Marriage Culture (*)
        : Forming Missionary Disciples (*)
   
Julianne Stanz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Start with Jesus: WE the Missionary People! (*)
        : Renew, Refresh, Restore: Tending to Your Soul as a Minister (*)
   
Cecilia Suárez Trueba
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : La nueva cara de la migración: Compartiendo el viaje de las personas migrantes desde una perspectiva psicosocial (*)
        : The New Face of Migration: Sharing the Migrant’s Journey from a Psychosocial Perspective (*)
   
Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Overwhelmed by God: Are We Really Called to Be “Perfect”? (*)
        : Becoming the Face of Mercy (*)
   
Héctor Tabares Ramírez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Fundamentos esenciales del auténtico liderazgo: Misericordia de Dios en acción (*)
        : El liderazgo centrado en virtudes: Un camino seguro hacia la santidad (*)
   
Trevor Thomson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Finding Christ on the Road (*)
   
Dr. Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
        : Eucaristía y sanación (*)
        : El amor a sí mismo: Antídoto al egoísmo (*)
   
Doug Tooke
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Keynote)
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Holiness is Hard?
   
Rev. Augustino Torres, CFR
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Liturgy & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Lectores, ministros, músicos y su papel en la liturgia (*)
        : Estrategias para iniciar un ministerio de jóvenes adultos (*)
   
Lic. Yunuen Trujillo
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Gay/Lesbian Ministry
     Workshops: 3
        : Herramientas para construir puentes con los católicos LGBTQ (*)
        : Siendo Iglesia de Encuentro con católicos LGBTQ: Los 5 pasos del modelo de encuentro de Jesús (*)
   
Victor Valenzuela
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
        : Formando discípulos misioneros llenos de misericordia y santidad (*)
   
Dr. Olga Velez Caro
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace & Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Violencia contra la mujer y la cruz de Cristo: ¿Un camino de santidad? (*)
        : Un laicado "santo" comprometido con la justicia (*)
   
Bobby Vidal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : The Power to Transform Your Parish (*)
   
Nick Wagner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
        : What Do We Tell the Catechumens About the Scandals? (*)
        : The Awe-Inspiring Rites of the RCIA: Training for Baptismal Living (*)
   
James Wahl
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Forming with Fun: Musical Catechesis for the Young Child (*)
        : Jesus, You Are Here for Me: Finding Hope Amid the Struggle of Mental Illness (*)
   
Christopher Walker
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Music
     Workshops: 2
        : Speak, Sing, Pray – Spirituality for Our Grade School Children (*)
        : Changing Lives Through the Way We Sing (*)
   
Greg Walton
     Language: English      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 1
        : Accompanying LGBTQ Youth and Their Families (*)
   
Sherry Weddell
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : From Christendom to Missiondom: Forming Intentional Disciples in the New Normal (*)
        : Finding God’s Presence in Missiondom (*)
   
Scott Weeman
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        : Hope for Individuals and Families Affected by Addiction (*)
   
David Wells
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Be Who You Are – Teaching Holiness (*)
        : Live Mercy – Teaching Virtue in Cynical Times (*)
   
John West, Obl OSB, MEd, MA
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgical Movement
     Workshops: 1
        : Living Holy, Dancing the Living Spirit (*)
   
Dr. C. Vanessa White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Wise Guides on the Road to Sainthood: African American Ancestors of Faith (*)
        : Don't Be Weary: Spiritual Practices for Health and Wholyness (*)
   
Dr. Joseph White, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Early Childhood & Special Needs
     Workshops: 3
        : Christus Vivit: Implications for Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers (*)
        : Seasons of Faith: Sharing the Liturgical Year with Young Children (*)
        : Adaptive Learning: Meeting Special Needs in Catechesis
   
Dr. Robert Wicks
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Heartstorming: Creating a Place God Can Call Home (*)
        : The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times (*)
   
David Wilson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: Mass Confusion with The Doug and Dave Show
   
Dr. John Yzaguirre
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Marriage/Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Como superar el desánimo en la vida familiar (*)
        : How to Be a Happier Family (*)
   
Dr. Phyllis Zagano
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : What Are They Saying About Women Deacons? (*)
        : The Future of Women in the Church: A Conversation (*)
   
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