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Catholic Spirituality: A Global Communion
Schedule

General sessions and concurrent sessions will be held at

Student Center
DePaul University
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

The general sessions will take place in Student Center 120AB.

Monday, April 11

8:00 am Registration opens. Complimentary continental breakfast served.
9:00 Welcome: Peter Casarella, Director, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, and Professor, Catholic Studies, DePaul University
9:15-10:15 Being a Thinking Catholic: Global Perspectives
on Catholic Studies

Panelists:
Karen Scott,
Chair, Catholic Studies, DePaul University
Judith Povilus, Provost, Pontifical Sophia University Institute (Florence, Italy)
Christophe Potworowski, Chair, Catholic Studies, McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Peacemaking & Catholic Studies

Moderator: Mary Jean Larrabee; Director of Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program;
DePaul University

Michael Baxter, Visiting Associate Professional Specialist in Theology, University of Notre Dame

11:45-12:45 pm Luncheon Conversation

"Before You Were Born, I Knew You:" The Right to Life
& the Challenge of Communion

John-Paul Deddens, Founding Director, Students for Life of Illinois

12:45-1:00 Break
1:00-2:30 Concurrent Sessions
  • Raised in Jerusalem :Latino Spirituality in the Next Generation

    Moderator: Chris Tirres, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, DePaul University

    Speaker: Michael Lee, Assistant Professor, Theology, Fordham University

  • Ecology & Interreligious Dialogue: Green Monasticism

    Moderator: Scott Kelley, Assistant Vice President for Vincentian Scholarship, Mission & Values, DePaul University

    Speaker:
    Donald Mitchell,
    Professor, Philosophy, Purdue University

    Respondents:
    Liam Heneghan,
    Co-director, Institute for Nature & Culture, DePaul University
    David Wellman, Co-director, Center for Religious Engagement, DePaul University
2:50-4:20 Concurrent Sessions
  • Sacred Hospitality

    Thomas Maier,
    Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality Leadership, DePaul University
    Rev. Claudio Holzer, C.S., Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine (Melrose Park, IL)
    Marco Tavanti, Associate Professor, School of Public Service, DePaul University

  • Evolution in the U.S.A. & Creation in the Catholic Theological Tradition

    James Halstead,
    Chair, Religious Studies, DePaul University Scott Paeth, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, DePaul University

  • Kerala Catholicism & the Global Communion

    Moderator: Benita Antony, Catholic Studies, DePaul University

    Speakers:
    Jaisy Joseph, Harvard Divinity School
    Abin Kuriakose, School of Commerce, DePaul University, & St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago
3:10-4:40 Concurrent Sessions
  • Memory, Memoir, & Meaning: Telling Our Sacred Stories

    Farrell O'Gorman,
    Associate Professor, Catholic Studies, DePaul University
    Scott Kelley, Assistant Vice President for Vincentian Scholarship, Mission & Values, DePaul University
    Siobhan O'Donoghue, Associate Director for Community Service, DePaul University

  • Our Lady of the World: Mary in the Global Communion of the Church

    Moderator: Shelby Mongan, Catholic Studies, DePaul University

    Speakers:
    Paul O'Hara,
    Chair, Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University
    Rev. Esequiel Sanchez, Pastor, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church (Cicero, IL)

  • The Road to Canonization: The Spirituality & Life
    of Fr. Augustus Tolton


    Moderator: Mark Laboe, Associate Vice President, University Ministry/Student Affairs; DePaul University

    Speaker: C. Vanessa White, Director, Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program, Catholic Theological Union         
5:00-7:00 Dinner on your own
7:00-9:00 Spirituality & Trinitarian Theology in the Life & Thought
of Chiara Lubich

Moderator: Peter Casarella, Director, Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology, DePaul University

Speaker: Maria Voce, President, The Focolare Movement

Respondents:
Thomas Norris,
Member, International Theological Commission, & Professor Emeritus, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (Maynooth, Ireland)
David Schindler, Provost/Dean & Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family, The Catholic University of America


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