Speaking the Truth in Love Conference

Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Featured Conference Speakers:

  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl
  • Archbishop Leonard Blair
  • Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Dr. John Cavadini
  • Dr. Tracey Rowland

This unique conference is a Silver Jubilee celebration of the gift of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the Church of our day, and will examine ways in which the Catechism is providing a creative reference point for catechetical, cultural and ecclesial renewal through its reclamation of the Christian heritage, its explanatory power and its compelling articulation of a civilization characterized by faith, hope and love.

Franciscan University is grateful for the assistance of the USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis in making this conference possible.

Keynotes include: Donald Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington; Archbishop Leonard Blair, Chair, Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis, USCCB; Dr. John Cavadini, Director of the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame; Dr. Scott Hahn, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization, Franciscan University; Dr. Tracey Rowland, John Paul II Research Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Sydney; and Dr. Petroc Willey, Director of the Catechetical Institute and the Office of Catechetics, Franciscan University.


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About the Catechetical Institute

The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University exists to train and support the key catechists in any situation—priests, deacons, parents, or laity, whether professional or volunteer. Through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources produced by Franciscan University, all involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis.