2016 Symposium // Notre Dame Center for Liturgy // University of Notre Dame
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2016 Symposium

Liturgy and the New Evangelization || June 20-23, 2016

2016 liturgy symposium

The 2016 Symposium seeks to discern how liturgical prayer, sacramental formation, and liturgical catechesis can contribute to the new evangelization. The Center for Liturgy knows that the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church offers rich resources for the new evangelization. Further, we believe that Pope Francis' comprehensive treatment of the new evangelization in Evangelii Gaudium requires us to re-think how we understand the importance of liturgical in our parishes.  

This year's gathering will employ the See, Judge, and Act method of theological reflection.

It will also include time for liturgists, clergy, catechists, high school teachers, and campus ministers to gather together and discuss in working groups led by nationally recognized catechetical and liturgical leaders strategies for their own particular community.

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Speakers include: 

Kimberly Belcher, Assistant Professor in Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame

Karla Bellinger, Associate Director, The Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics, University of Notre Dame

Michael McCallion, Rev. William Cunningham Chair in Catholic Social Analysis and Professor of Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

James Pauley, Associate Professor of Theology and Catechetics, Franciscan University

Anthony Ruff, O.S.B., Associate Professor of Theology, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

Christian Smith, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame

Dora Tobar, Director, Pastoral Office for Family Life and Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of Lafayettte, Indiana

Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA

Panelists and break-out leaders including: 

Michael Bayer, Senior Director of Youth and Youth Adults, Diocese of Raleigh

Ximena DeBroeck, Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, Saint Mary's Seminary and University 

Fr. Matthew Olver, Doctoral Candidate at Marquette University and Teaching Faculty, Nashotah House Theological Seminary

Jonathan Sullivan, Director of Evangelization, Education, and Worship, Diocese of Lafayette



In partnership with the Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics, we will co-host a special Thursday morning symposium on preaching entitled, "How Do We 'Go Deeper' in Preaching the Good News." This panel addresses how to respond to the problem of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism in preaching raised by Christian Smith.