Change in life is inevitable. Authentic spirituality teaches how to deal with the suffering that can be associated with stressful times. While we often find periods of “un-change” consoling, mystics of the great spiritual traditions all agree that God is especially accessible to us when life seems to be dissolving through the “sacrament of failure.” This workshop explores “the mystery of deep chan..
With cheaper cameras and access to Internet platforms, there has been an explosion of Catholic video content. Amid all the options, how do audiences find that content? Holy Cross Family Ministries recently commissioned the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University to conduct a study of the faith life and media use of U.S. Catholic families. Fr. David Guffey will..
The first words of Francis of Assisi’s beautiful canticle of creation – “Praise be to you, my Lord” – open Pope Francis’ powerful encyclical on the environment. Echoing Pope Paul VI, Pope Francis calls all people on Earth to a “radical change in conduct.” How can our liturgies, especially the sacrament of the Eucharist, reflect and participate in the spirit of this encyclical? How are we bound up ..
Our key objective as catechists, who echo the person of Jesus, is to proclaim God’s Word to those to whom we minister. Thus, we embrace Jesus’ mission to “Go ... make disciples of all nations.” As catechists, how do we go about doing this? What might we do to ensure that the disciples of Jesus today come to know and understand God’s Word and their own mission? This workshop will discuss the goal o..
Liam Lawton examines the meaning of mercy in Celtic spirituality. “Advancing in holiness” meant having an awareness of God in all things and all people. The creative energy going out from God is ever-present, ever-changing, and thus challenges us to reflect in our daily lives the mercy and compassion in Jesus Christ. In the Celtic world, all human relations must be characterized by mercy and not j..
Though you could be forgiven for not knowing it, the Church actually describes Lent as a “joyful season.” How can we rediscover stories and images of God’s boundless mercy that are meant to fill us with joy as we are set free in Christ.Rev. Richard Leonard, SJJesuit priest Fr. Richard Leonard is Director of the Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting, based in Sydney, Australia. He has been a Visi..
Jews and Christians tend to see a disconnect between Moses and Jesus – one a man of law, the other of faith. In this workshop, we will explore the deep spiritual connections between these two men of God. Our focus will be on how they both brought their people to faith in and obedience to God.Rabbi Michael MayersohnBased in Southern California, Rabbi Michael Mayersohn is a Reform Rabbi who teaches ..
Join Fr. Jonathan Morris as he suggests practical approaches to making our homes and parishes bright with the light of Christ!Fr. Jonathan MorrisFr. Jonathan Morris is currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bronx, N.Y., and was parochial vicar at the historic St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. Fr. Morris previously served as Program Director for Sirius..
Christianity has always been fascinated with key texts in Genesis, such as the Imago Dei, the “image” of God. In this session, we will take up Genesis 1-3 once again, but suggest how Genesis opens a dialogue with aspects of evolutionary thought: dialogue rather than rejection!Prof. Daniel L. Smith-ChristopherDr. Daniel Smith-Christopher has taught for 26 years at Loyola Marymount University in Los..
Though we celebrate our faith and nourish our hope on a weekly basis, this does not prevent occasional bouts with disbelief and despair. In such difficult times, it is especially important to participate in the liturgy to affirm our faith and strengthen our hope. This workshop will look at the liturgy as the “source and summit” of our Christian life. We will be reaffirmed in our understanding of t..
Pope Francis said, “The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you.” How do you do that in a normal, everyday way that doesn’t involve standing on a street corner with a large sign? In this workshop, we will explore how Catholic evangelization happens and how we can be more effective evangelists. You will learn: why evangelization is crucial to conversion; what evan..
Pope Francis urges us to work “tirelessly” for the Gospel – quite a challenge when your work is with young children! Come and join WLP artist James Wahl, from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in North Carolina, as he shares music and strategies that enable those working with young children to channel that energy toward an encounter with Jesus. Explore how, in a culture where children are surrounded by..
Whether embracing the sick, visiting prisoners or preaching about the environment, Pope Francis has captured the interest of a generation that increasingly identifies as “spiritual” rather than “religious.” In this session, Kerry Weber will discuss how the Holy Father’s unique style and tone help translate the traditions and beliefs of the Catholic Church for millennials (of which she is one) and ..
“Nếu chúng ta không cho họ Chúa Giêsu, thì chúng ta chưa cho đủ” – Đức Giáo Hoàng Benedict XVI Emeritus. Giúp giới trẻ càng thêm thấm nhuần trong tình yêu với Chúa Giêsu, Người là ánh sáng soi dẫn trên con đường lãnh đạo.“If we don’t give them Jesus, we don’t give enough,” said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This session will help young people deepen their relationship with Jesus, who is a beacon of ..