April 2016 : Event Details
Fri, Apr 22 - 6:30pm
Sat, Apr 23 - 4pm
Dr. Anthony Esolen
Catholic Culture Conference
Join us for the second annual Catholic Culture Conference on the topic "Reviving the Catholic Imagination."
Keynote speaker: Dr. Anthony Esolen, Ph.D

The Catholic Culture Conference is an opportunity for faithful Christians to come together for formation and fellowship. The program intends to promote Catholic values in personal and family life, as well as in society at large. 

The Conference will consist of multiple sessions, each geared towards some particular component of Catholic life in our modern age.  A combination of large group lectures and smaller breakout sessions will give each participant the opportunity to learn more about how Catholicism relates to–and is intended to positively change-our culture. 

Our Catholic Faith is not just a notional idea. It is a concrete reality with the power to open the hearts and minds of all peoples. It can make the societies in which we live flourish in the way God intended.  This Conference will give participants knowledge and inspiration to go about doing just that.

Our Keynote speaker is teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civiliation at Providence College. He is a senior editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and a regular contributor to Crisis Magazine.


Participants are encouraged to attend the entire conference, but if you'd like to come for Friday or Saturday only, please call the Center to register. (316) 744-0167    


Friday, April 22, 2016

6:30pm                        Wine/cheese social

7:00pm                        Opening Prayer          

Keynote Lecture by Anthony Esolen, “The Smallest of the Seeds: The Union of All Things in Christ" 


Saturday, April 23, 2016

7:30am                        Holy Mass- Chapel of Mary the First Disciple

8:15am                        Breakfast and book sales

9am                             Opening prayer in Main Assembly Room

                                    Plenary Lecture by Anthony Esolen- “Dante and the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God”

10am                           Break

10:15am                      Pillar Lecture by Anthony Esolen- “Assaults on Spiritual Liberty”

11am                           Break

11:15am                       Breakout Sessions

                                    Bo Bonner- “Purifying the Passions through Wonder: Why Children should read Homer & Virgil” - Marian Room

                                    Dusty Gates- “Imagination and Heroism: The Mystery of St. George the Dragonslayer” St. Joseph Room

                                    Fr. Ken Van Haverbeke- “Touched by the Divine through our Imagination” Main Assembly Room.

12:00pm                      Lunch (Dining Room)

1:00pm                        Pillar Lecture by Stephanie Mann “Chesterton, Cobbett, and Merry Old England”

2:00pm                        Break

2:15pm                        Breakout Sessions

                                    Matthew Umbarger- "Reading the Bible with an Overactive Imagination: Midrash as a Tonic for Fundamentalism"- Main Assembly Room

                                    Jackie Arnold- “Inspiring a Catholic Imagination in Children”- Marian Room

                                    Bo Bonner- “Chewing on God: Scripture, Prayer, and Lectio Divina”- St. Joseph Room

3:00pm                        Break              

3:15pm                        Panel Conversation: Questions, Answers, and Comments

4:00pm                        Closing Prayer and Dismissal 

Regular Registration Fees
$60.00 Commuter (None Available)
$100.00 Single (None Available)
$85.00 Double (None Available)
Program Code: 16AWS10623
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