Draft program (Subject to confirmation)

Lay Movements as Structures of Grace:

Renewing the Legacy of Cardijn, the See-Judge-Act Method,

and Catholic Action in the Americas


Friday, July 6

3-630pm: Registration & Check-in for on-campus guests - Seton Center Lobby

7pm: Welcome! Dinner & Opening Keynote Address in Corona Room

Dr. Bob Pennington, Mount St. Joseph University

Cardijn’s Method as Canon in Catholic Social Teaching and the Classroom

8pm: Reception to follow… Seton Center Lobby

Saturday, July 7

730am: Breakfast at Seton Center Dining Hall

845am: Keynote Address – Recital Hall

Dr. Joe Holland, St. Thomas University
The See-Judge-Act Method, the Catholic University, and the End of the Modern World

10am: Session A - Recital Hall

Dr. Paul Misner, Marquette University
Joseph Cardijn and Henri Poels: Lowland Contemporaries and Apostles to Working-Class Catholics

Dr. Clare Adams, Caldwell University
An Introduction to Pere Alphonse Gratry and the Cardijn Inspiration

Dr. David Lutz, Holy Cross College

The Philosophical Roots of See-Judge-Act Q & A


1130: SESSION B – Recital Hall

Dr. Paul Murray, Sienna College
The Collapse of the Young Christian Students Movement in the United States

Dr. Lauri Przybysz, Christian Family Movement
Observe, Judge, Act--Family-Style: How the Christian Family Movement Continues the Mission of Cardinal Joseph Cardijn in the USA

Michael Iafrate, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
The Audacity of the Laity and the Option for the Poor in the Appalachian People’s Pastoral Letter

Q & A

12:45pm: LUNCH – Seton Center Dining Room

2pm: SESSION C - Recital Hall

Katie Sellers, DePaul Cristo Rey High School
See-Judge-Act: Liberating High School Moral Education for Justic

Joe Mourad, Cardijn Associates
See-Judge-Act as Conversation in Conversation: Review of Life as a Developmental Spiritual Journey
David Moloney, Univeristy of Divinity, Australia
Human and Christian formation and social transformation, then and now: Reflections from Melbourne, Australia

Q & A


315pm: WORKSHOPS – Classroom Building 1st Floor

Dr. Clare Adams, Caldwell University
On the Human Person and the See-Judge-Act Method
CL 105

Mary Ann & Brian Thelen, Lauri and John Pryzbysz, Christian Family Mv.
Engaging Small Groups to Use Observe, Judge and Act to Embrace the Mission of Christ
CL 106

Frank R. Ardito Jr., Cardijn Associates
Lessons from the Basic Elements of a YCW Meeting in the U.S. during the Late 1950’s and Early 1960’s
CL 113

Teresa Mourad, Monica Beltran, Nancy Conrad, Cardijn Associates
Organizing with the See-Judge-Act Methodology
CL 115

5pm: Keynote: Dinner at Seton Center Dining Hall

Dr. Kevin Ahern, Manhattan College
Youth Movements as Structures of Grace in an Indifferent World

7pm : Keynote: Open to Public – Theater

Ricardo Rojas Valdés, Pontifical University of Santiago
Don Manuel Larraín (1900-1966) y el derecho de los Laicos a su participación en la misión de la Iglesia con un rol propio


Fr. Jesus Orlando Erazo, Diocese of San Salvador
Martyrdom - a life chosen

Ana Grande, Mount St. Mary’s University
Cardijn: From El Salvador’s Ecclesial Based Communities to Dreamers in Los Angeles

Reception to Follow…Theater Gallery and Lobby

Sunday, July 8

8am: Mass: Mater Dei Chapel

Celebrants Rev. Bob Beirne and Rev. Raymond L. Tetrault

9am: Keynote: Breakfast at Seton Center Dining Hall

Stefan Gigacz, University of Divinity; Cardijn Community International
Cardijn's legacy going forward: From Vatican II to the New Evangelization

10am: Concluding Remarks

Next steps and follow up to the conference.

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