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Young adult conference focuses on New Evangelization

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October 12, 2011

CATHEDRAL DEANERY — Area religious communities, Catholic universities, the archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and other organizations have come together to sponsor “Parrhesia,” a conference for young adults, on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.


Held on the feast of Blessed John Paul II, the conference will focus on the New Evangelization, as envisioned by every Holy Father since Pope Paul VI, and hopes to inspire young adults to boldly proclaim their Catholic faith in word and deed and, in doing so, inspire others to take another look at the faith they once knew. Parrhesia is a term used in the Acts of the Apostles to describe this attitude and means ‘the act of speaking boldly and with courage.”


The event begins with registration at 10 a.m., and features keynote speakers Emily Bissonette, Theology of the Body education coordinator at Ruah Woods, and Amy McEntee, assistant director of the archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. Other speakers include Father Robert Hater, a priest of the archdiocese and professor of theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio, and Matt Swaim, a producer at Sacred Heart Radio. Also included are breakout sessions and a priest panel. In addition. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr will celebrate Mass with conference participants. The event will conclude with a Happy Hour and question and answer period with the archbishop.


For more information or to register, visit www.boldcatholicnow.com.

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