Friday, September 18, 2015

Complete Speakers List Announced - Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference in NYC


Don’t forget to sign up for the Society for Catholic Liturgy conference—just a few days left before registration closes on Sept. 22nd!

The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will deliver the keynote address: “We Are Bound to Give Thanks to God Always: Worship That is Right and Just” at the Union League Club on Thursday, October 1. And on Friday, October 2, he will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass (Extraordinary Form), accompanied by a sixteen-voice choir, at the historic Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.

Two days of scholarly lectures follow at the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. Topics range from the justice of worship in St. Thomas Aquinas to the styles and hierarchies of Gregorian chant melodies. The Pastoral Track of the conference, held at the Basilica Parish House, will offer practical workshops for parish and diocesan personnel—everything from financing a parish music program, to liturgical preaching, to "unwreckovation."

Our distinguished speakers are:

Matthew Alderman
Taylor J. Bartlette
Fr Thomas Buffer
Fr Daniel Cardó
Christopher Carstens
Jennifer Donelson
Robert Fastiggi
Carl G. Fougerousse
David Hughes
Fr Paul J. Keller, OP
Fr Bryan Kromholtz, OP
Fr Uwe Michael Lang
William Mahrt
Michon Matthiesen
Denis McNamara
Brandon Otto
Christopher D. Owens
Fr Joseph F. Previtali
Fr George Rutler
Jonathan Ryan
Fr Innocent Smith, OP
Fr Nicholas Zientarski

Among the other beautiful liturgies to be offered, all free and open to the public, Archbishop Cordileone will preside Friday evening at Pontifical Vespers (Extraordinary Form), again accompanied by a professional choir.

And there will be plenty of opportunity to see old friends and make new ones at breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. All are welcome for three days of learning, prayer, and camaraderie.

To see the full conference schedule, and to register, go to:

Founded in 1995, the Society for Catholic Liturgy is a unique organization that brings together faithful Catholic scholars and artists from around the world to recover, discuss, and promote the rich liturgical tradition of the Church. The Society holds an annual three-day conference, and publishes Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal, which deals with important theoretical and practical questions in the fields of liturgy and sacramental theology.

Dino Marcantonio
Conference Manager

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