Conference Schedule

June 25-27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25

7:30 p.m. Welcome, 1st Keynote:     

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.
Speaker, author, former Master General of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
"Preaching: Conversation in Friendship."

9:00 p.m. Reception

Thursday, June 26

9:00 a.m. 2nd Keynote: 

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo
Dept. of Theology, University of Notre Dame
"La Virgen de Guadalupe: Icon for the New Evangelization"    

10:45 a.m. Workshop Session I

I.1. Fr. Michael Schaab (Pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island, IL): Homiletics in the Evangelizing Parish.

I.2. Sr. Honora Werner, O.P. (Director, D.Min. Preaching Program, Aquinas Institute): Forming Preachers for the New Evangelization

I.3. Christian Smith (Notre Dame, sociologist of religion): Whom Are We Evangelizing?

I.4. Fr. Jude Siciliano, O.P. (Preachers’ Exchange): Preaching with Evangelical Dynamism


1:30 p.m. 3rd Keynote: 

Sr. Jamie Phelps, O.P.
Former Director, Institute for Black Catholic Studies, Xavier University of Louisiana
"Contextual Preaching in an Intercultural Society"

3:15 p.m. Workshop Session II

II.1. Fr. Paul Turner (liturgical theologian and pastor, St. Anthony Parish, Kansas City, MO): Preaching and the Rites of Initiation

II.2. Curtis Martin (President & founder, Fellowship of Catholic University Students; Consultant to the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization): Made for Mission: Evangelizing Young Adults

II.3. Deborah Organ (St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota) and Susan McGurgan (The Athenaeum of Ohio): Mighty Words from Creative Spaces: Historical and Contemporary Proclamation of Catholic Women

II.4. Fr. David Garcia (Clergy Outreach, Catholic Relief Services, San Antonio): Bilingual Preaching and Catholic Social Teaching


5:15 p.m. Mass: +George Murry (Bishop of Youngstown, OH)


7:30 p.m. Informal meeting of CATH (Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics)

Friday, June 27

9:00 a.m. 4th Keynote:

Fr. Gregory Heille, O.P.
Academic Dean, Aquinas Institute, and past President of the Academy of Homiletics
"The Preaching of Pope Francis"

10:45 a.m. Workshop Session III

III.1. Jason Simon and Faye Darnall (The Evangelical Catholic): Evangelical Catholics

III.2. Fr. Donald Senior, C.P. (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago): “Preaching the Mystery of Faith”

III.3. Hosffman Ospino (Boston College): Evangelizing Latinamente: Insights and Questions from the Latino Half of the Church in the U.S.

III.4. Karla Bellinger (The Center for Preaching, Evangelization, and Prayer): Ten Ways to Make it Stick: The Importance of Connection for Preaching


1:30 p.m. Workshop Session IV

IV.1. Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P. (President & Executive Director, RENEW International): Small Christian Communities: The Evangelizing Word in Action

IV.2. Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in Diaconal Preaching (Susan McGurgan, Deacon Melvin Tardy, Deacon Frank Agnoli, & Deacon Guillermo Torres)

IV.3. Fr. Patrick Smith (Pastor, St. Augustine Parish, Washington, DC): Learning from African American Urban Evangelization

IV.4. Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. (Sant' Anselmo, Rome, and Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon): Preaching the Resurrection: the Central Content of New Evangelization


3:15 p.m. 5th Keynote: 

Cardinal Donald Wuerl,
Archbishop of Washington DC, 
"Preaching, Teaching and the New Evangelization"

5:15 p.m. Mass: +Joseph Kurtz (Archbishop of Louisville, KY)


6:30 p.m. Reception and Closing Banquet