Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering brings together more than 600 social ministry leaders from all over the United States and from national Catholic organizations for four days of prayer and reflection, witness and celebration.

This year’s event includes:
Opening plenary speaker is His Eminence Oscar Cardinal Rodriguez. Cardinal Rodriquez is the past president for CELAM and has served on several Pontifical Councils.

Two excellent presenters for the domestic and international plenary; Dr. Norman Francis and Ms. Lesley Knight, respectively. Dr. Norman Francis is the president of Xavier University in New Orleans and the recipient of the 2006 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ms. Lesley-Anne Knight is the recently elected General Secretary for Caritas Internationalis.

In additional to exciting general sessions, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and share ideas with social ministry leaders from across the country.

More importantly, you will be able to bring a message about key issues affecting the poor and vulnerable to our elected officials on Capitol Hill! The more people who participate in this effort, the more effective it will be.

More information is available here.