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Archbishop Kurtz to discuss church and marriage

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES DEANERY — Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will be keynote speaker on Saturday, Aug. 28, at a program sponsored by the Athenaeum of Ohio’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) addressing the church and marriage.

Archbishop Kurtz’s keynote address will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Bartlett Pastoral Center on the Athenaeum campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati.The address will focus on the marriage document recently released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Following the presentation, the archbishop will entertain questions and present ideas for fostering a marriage-friendly church.

The address is preceded by a continental breakfast. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend one of three afternoon workshops offering practical tips and resources to support healthy faith-filled marriages. The afternoon workshops are:

• “Behind the ‘I Do’: How Your Parish Can Foster Healthy Marriages,” presented by Deacon David Shea, assistant professor of homiletics at the Athenaeum.

• “He said/She Said: Couples Communication,” presented by Tom Giordano associate director of the LPMP.

• ‘Beyond the Parish Boundary: Local Resources for Marriage Support,” presented by Sandra Keiser, community education specialist and consultant, Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio.

The program is open to the public. Cost is $45 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Please register no later than Aug. 18. Call 513-231-1200 for information.

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