Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Call for Participation - SCL Annual Conference 2016

The Liturgy and the New Evangelization

2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy

The conference will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral and Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA.

September 29 – October 1, 2016

Questions arising from this topic may include but are not limited to:

A. Liturgical and Sacramental Challenges for Parishes in the New Evangelization
     a. Liturgical and Canonical Norms in Evolving Situations in American Society
     b. The Role of the Liturgy in the Healing of Marriage and Family Life
     c. The Rites of Christian Initiation and the Baptized but Un-catechized

B. Preaching the Gospel of Christ in Post-Christian Societies
     a. Catholic Social Teaching and the Liturgy
     b. The Mass and the Bible in Popular Apologetics
     c. The New Evangelization and Liturgy in the Writings of the Popes

C. Liturgical Art and Popular Piety in the Mission of the Church Today
     a. Sacred Images and Practices in Popular Piety and the Mass
     b. Sacred Architecture and the New Evangelization
     c. Liturgical Renewal, Contemplative Prayer and Apostolic Work

D. Liturgy and Religious Freedom
     a. American Culture, Liturgical Prayer and the Public Square
     b. The Liturgical Life of the Persecuted Church around the World

Other proposals will be considered, but primary consideration will be given to proposals that are related to the conference’s theme.

Submissions: Paper proposals of approximately 250 words should be emailed to secretary@liturgysociety.org or mailed to Mr. Christopher Carstens, Board Secretary – Society of Catholic Liturgy, Diocese of La Crosse, PO Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Proposals must be received by June 30, 2016.

Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Papers presented will be considered for publication in Antiphon. Presenters must register for the conference and will be responsible for their own expenses.

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