Cardinal Mahony to Give Keynote Address at Ministry Conference

Cardinal Mahony to Give Keynote Address at Ministry Conference

Roger Cardinal Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, and Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, director of the secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will deliver keynote addresses at the sixth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference from Friday, Oct. 26-Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Irving Convention Center.

The 2012 conference, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth, is expected to bring in more than 5,500 faithful participants, building on the success of the 2011 conference that brought an attendance of more than 5,200.

Cardinal Mahony, who will deliver an address in English on the topic "I Was a Stranger, and You Welcomed Me," was installed in 1991 into the College of Cardinals and is a retired prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as archbishop of Los Angeles from 19852011. Alejandro Aguilera-Titus will deliver an address in Spanish on the topic "Caminando en Fe con Jesus." Their speeches at the conference will be given on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 respectively. A plenary address in English given by Rev. Jack Wall, president of the Catholic Extension Society, on "Awakening the Mission Spirit in America," will take place on Saturday.

The conference will also include breakout sessions for school teachers, principals, directors of religious education, deacons and priests, youth ministers and other professionals. There will also be sessions on every day topics of faith, theology, family, and social justice, making it an opportunity for all Catholics in North Texas to enliven their faith. Sessions and breakouts will be presented in Spanish, Vietnamese and English. Several Catholic recording artists will also perform throughout the conference and more than 100 exhibitors, including publishing companies, Catholic gift stores and non-profits, will be present to offer various products and services for the Catholic community.

Individual registration, which includes entrance to both days, is $65 before Sept. 16, $85 before Oct. 12 and $100 on the days of the event. Group rates (20 or more) for the two days are priced at $55 per person before Sept. 16 and $75 per person before Oct. 12.

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