Record Attendance Expected for 7th Annual UD Ministry Conference

Record Attendance Expected for 7th Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference

Cardinal RodriguezAttendance at the Seventh Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth, is expected to break 5,500beating out last year's record by several hundred. The conference, occurring on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, will host Cardinal scar Andrs Rodrguez Maradiaga (at right), Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and recently-appointed chair of the eight advising cardinals to Pope Francis, as the keynote speaker.

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.

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 $100 at the door. To register for the University of Dallas Ministry Conference or for more information, visit udallas.edu/udmc[BROKEN LINK].

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