Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP – “Religion, Media, and Technology: What Have We Learned from Two Years of Virtual Church?” As an academic liturgist and liturgical composer, Fr. Manalo has been attentive to the ways our pandemic experience has shaped our approach to liturgy and technology. He’ll share his research, and discern some possible futures.
Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS – “The Holy Spirit Doesn’t Fly Backward.” Bro. Mickey will explore with us the ways that the Holy Spirit is prompting us to a new horizon for the Church. He brings an artist’s creative perspective to cultural and ecclesial questions, in a presentation that will challenge, comfort, and inspire us during uncertain times. Bro. Mickey will be appearing remotely; you are invited to join our community in-person.
Ms. Nora Bradbury-Hael – “Return to Me With Your Whole Heart: Navigating Life’s Big Transitions.” Campus Minister and author of “The Freshman Survival Guide” and “The Twentysomething Handbook,” Ms. Bradbury-Hael will explore the complications of life transitions in the midst of cultural upheaval, economic uncertainty, and pandemic disruptions. Her wisdom and humor have been shaped through years of ministry with young adults, and will provide us with insights for our ministries and our personal journeys.
Fr. Ron Franco, CSP – “The Making of an American Saint: Isaac Hecker and the Evangelization of America.” Paulist Fr. Ron Franco, the Postulator for the Cause of Sainthood for Paulist founder Fr. Isaac Hecker, will share both the process of canonization for Catholic saints, and why Fr. Hecker’s vision of the complementarity of American culture and Catholic faith is particularly important for today’s Catholic community.