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Major Addresses
Listed in chronological order.
  • Vatican II and the Parish 50 Years Later: A Bishop's Perspective
    • Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond
  • The Parish: 50 Years Into the Future
    • Rev. Msgr. Roch Pagé
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministry in Parishes: Diverse Services in Varied Settings and Circumstances
    • Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF

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Listed in alphabetical order by presenter.

Tuesday, 9am-10:30am

  • A1. Diocesan Reorganization in Boston and Detroit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    • Rev. Msgr. Ricardo E. Bass, and Very Rev. Mark O'Connell
  • A2. Latin Parishes and Eastern Catholics
    • Chorbishop John D. Faris
  • A3. Modern Family Life and the Exclusion of Openness to Children
    • Dr. Lynda Robitaille
  • A4. A Diocese, a Parish, a Religious Institute, a Member: An Exploration of Canon and Civil Law
    • Rev. Daniel J. Ward, OSB
Tuesday, 11am-12:20pm
  • B1. Going Global with the Charter and Essential Norms
    • Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon
  • B2. The Establishment of a Religious Institute: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
    • Dr. Eileen C. Jaramillo
  • B3. The Quest for Truth in Consensual Incapacity Causes: Dignitas Connubii and the Use of Psychological Experts
    • Dcn. Gerald T. Jorgensen
  • B4. New Models of Parish Schools
    • Rev. Msgr. Patrick R. Lagges and Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, OP
Tuesday, 2:30-4pm
  • C1. Hope for Dry Bones? Looking for New Life for Parish Consultative Bodies
    • Dr. Barbara Anne Cusack
  • C2. Happily Never After: Some Reflections on Rotal Jurisprudence Concerning the Bonum Sacramenti
    • Rev. Msgr. John J. Johnson
  • C3. Tribunal Advocacy on the Parish Level
    • Sr. Marilyn Vassallo, CSJ

Wednesday, 2:30-4pm

  • D1. The 21st Century Catholic Parish
    • Mr. Mark M. Grey
  • D2. The Sacramental Life of the Parish: An Encounter with Justice?
    • Rev. Bruce Miller
  • D3. The Quest for Truth in Consensual Incapacity Causes: Dignitas Connubii and the Use of Psychological Experts (repeat)
    • Dcn. Gerald T. Jorgensen
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Keynote Address:

  • Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop, Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana

Major Addresses:

  • Rev. Msgr. Roch Pagé, JCD, Judicial Vicar, Canadian Appeal Tribunal, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF, PhD, Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, St. Paul Seminar, School of Divinity, St. Paul, Minnesota


  • Rev. Msgr. Ricardo E. Bass, MA, JCL, Pastor, St. Hubert, Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan
  • Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, JCD, Bishop, Diocese of Joliet, Illinois
  • Dr. Barbara Anne Cusack, JCD, Chancellor, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Chorbishop John D. Faris, JCOD, Adjunct Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Mr. Mark M. Grey, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Dr. Eileen C. Jaramillo, JCL, DMin, Judge and Canonical Consultant, Diocese of Lansing, Michigan; Adjunct Faculty, Siena Heights University and Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Lansing, Michigan
  • Rev. Msgr. John J. Johnson, MA, JCD, Judge, Diocese of Columbus, Ohio; Associate Pastor, St. Brendan the Navigator, Hilliard, Ohio
  • Dcn. Gerald T. Jorgensen, JCL, PhD, Judge, Metropolitan Tribunal; Consulting Psychologist, Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Rev. Msgr. Patrick R. Lagges, JCD, PhD, Director, Hesburgh Sabbatical Program, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois; Chaplain, Calvert House at the University of Chicago, Illinois
  • Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, OP, Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
  • Rev. Bruce Miller, JCL, EV, Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Alexandria. Louisiana
  • Very Rev. Mark O'Connell, JCD, Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Lynda Robitaille, JCD, Canonical Consultant, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sr. Marilyn Vassallo, CSJ, JCL, MCL, Director, Office of Canonical Services; Coordinator for Religious, Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Rev. Daniel J. Ward, OSB, JD, JCL, MA, Executive Director, Resource Center for Religious Institutes, Silver Spring, Maryland

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