La “era digital” se nos presenta como un “nuevo mundo,” un “nuevo continente,” una “nueva cultura,” con nativos digitales y un nuevo lenguaje. Todo esto nos llama no solo a ser usuarios de los medios sino verdaderos misioneros de este nuevo mundo.Mons. Lucio Adrian RuizMons. Lucio Ruiz es un sacerdote argentino experto en tecnología. Desde el 2000 realiza su servicio al Papa en distintos Dicasteri..
Defiendo como tesis que se ha dado un cambio en el modo de darse la creencia religiosa en la sociedad postmoderna que lleva a una ruptura entre fe y sacramentos. Se explora esta ruptura de la mano de la socióloga empírica, la socióloga teórica (Zygmunt Bauman), la socióloga de la religión (Grace Davie; Peter Berger), la filósofa social (Charles Taylor) y la teología (Joseph Ratzinger). A partir de..
With a little more than four years in office, Pope Francis has earned the respect and love of not only Catholics but people all over the world. His words, writings and actions have without doubt triggered wonder and curiosity. Many see him as an example of a modern catechist through his life and works. How can we, as catechists, learn from him? What are the essential criteria for a modern catechis..
The call of the New Evangelization is heard with particular attention in Asia. With poverty, conflicts, disasters and displacement of people reaching disturbing levels, come learn how the Church in Asia is exploring new expressions and methods of evangelization. Cardinal Luis Antonio G. TagleIn 2012, Cardinal Luis Tagle was installed as the 32nd Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, by Pope Benedict ..
Our essential mission is evangelization. We are always invited to share the love and presence of Jesus. “The New Evangelization calls for personal involvement of each of the baptized. ... We are missionary disciples,” proclaims Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). This workshop introduces a renewed understanding of Catholic evangelization. Andres ArangoAndres Arango is the Bi..
More than 35 years after the first cases of AIDS, we continue to be called to “Rise Up!” and reach out to those infected with and affected by HIV. Join Dr. Elizabeth Crabb Breen and Fr. Chris Ponnet to explore the newly updated resource for education and pastoral care entitled “The People of God Living with HIV/AIDS,” from the Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Become acqua..
Evangelization and catechesis are two parts of a very important way of presenting the Christian faith. Our panel of presenters, led by Fr. Jim Clarke, will discuss practical ways and means of merging these two separate functions of evangelization and catechesis to assist parishes. Come and join the conversation!Fr. James Clarke, PhDFr. Jim Clarke is Director of New Evangelization for the Los Angel..
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are so similar to each other and so unlike the Gospel of John that they are called “the synoptic Gospels.” How is it that this fourth Gospel is so unlike the other three? What happened to make John so different? In this session, we will look at the formation of this Gospel and particularly at the community from which it emerged. The great biblical scholar Fr. ..
The upcoming October 2018 Synod of Bishops is dedicated to “young people, faith and vocational discernment.” In anticipation of the synod, we will assess the formative influences on young people today, the end to which the Church’s evangelization and formation efforts are ordered, and the possibilities for renewing the Church’s mission in forming young people for vocational discernment in the pres..
Why does it seem that bullying is in and formation is out? Catholic formation seems impossible at times with the myriad of bullying behaviors, violence and negativity in our world. How do we effectively teach youth that bullying is unacceptable without shame or blame? How do we help youth make a deeper connection with the virtuous behaviors of Jesus we know from Scripture? This interactive session..
“Know thyself” is a plea that has stirred human questing ever since, it is claimed, Socrates challenged his followers to do so thousands of years ago. But what is our “true self,” and how can we approach it and embrace it in our time – with the insights that have been given us, especially in the area of holistic spirituality? In this session, we will reflect on the depth dimension of our life that..
God knows what fulfills our hearts. He has a plan and a will for our lives. What if we could discover that plan and find the strength to fulfill it? Fr. Rob Galea will offer some practical tips and teachings on how to discover God’s will for your life and how to keep in step on that path. Fr. Rob will share a few songs and stories too. Fr. Rob Galea International Catholic speaker Fr. Rob Galea ser..
“I’ll be right back, honey, I just need to do one quick thing at church.” Does this sound familiar? Do you have a hard time finding the right balance between your vocation and your ministry? Then this workshop is for you! Noelle Garcia and David McHugh will share the hilarious, heartbreaking and ultimately faith-filled struggles of learning practical ways to balance ministry and family life: Lefto..
In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis teaches us that “we are all missionary disciples” and that “each of us should find ways to communicate with Jesus wherever we are.” In this session, we’ll examine effective and emerging social media tools and techniques to joyfully communicate the Gospel. Additionally, we will examine the challenge of moving beyond mere “documentation” in our work as social media..
The sacrament of reconciliation is often approached by penitents and confessors alike from the perspective of sinful acts – “breaking the commandments,” “doing what is wrong,” “missing the mark.” While these definitions are not inaccurate, the account of the first sin in Genesis defines sin more broadly. Using the story of the original sin, Fr. Satish Joseph reflects on sin and reconciliation from..