Cardinal scar Rodrguez to Give Keynote Address at 2013 UD Ministry Conference
His Eminence scar Andrs Cardinal Rodrguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras,
and recently-appointed chair of the eight advising cardinals to Pope Francis, will
deliver the keynote addresses at the 7th Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference
on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Irving Convention Center.
The 2013 conference, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort
Worth, is expected to attract more than 5,500 faithful participants. Last year, nearly
5,200 people attended.
Cardinal Rodrguez, who will deliver an address in English on Friday and one in Spanish
on Saturday, was named the first Honduran cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. He
serves as the president of Caritas Internationalis, a member of the Congregation for
Catholic Education and will lead the committee appointed by Pope Francis to review
and revise "Pastor Bonus," the apostolic constitution to the Roman Curia. Read more
about Cardinal Rodrguez in his full biography.
The conference will include breakout sessions for teachers, principals, directors
of religious education, deacons and priests, youth ministers and other ministry professionals.
It will also offer sessions on faith, theology, parenting, family life and social
justice, making it an opportunity for all Christians in North Texas to enliven their
faith. Sessions will be presented in Spanish, Vietnamese and English. In addition,
several Christian recording artists will perform and more than 100 exhibitors, including
publishing companies, Christian gift stores and non-profits, will offer a wide variety
of products and services.
Registration, which includes entrance to both days, is $55 before Sept. 26, $75 before
Oct. 12 and $100 during the event. To register for the University of Dallas Ministry
Conference or for more information, visit udallas.edu/udmc.