"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

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Closing Liturgy 2011

2013 DATES: February 21, 2013 (Youth Day) & February 22-24

2013 Theme: "Enter the Mystery" / "Entra al Misterio"


RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. Begun in 1968 as an "institute," RECongress is open to people of all vocations and different faiths.

Youth Day (February 21, 2013) – Congress opens on Thursday with a day-long event for high school youth. This is an opportunity for students – not only from the Los Angeles Archdiocese but throughout California and the western states – to come together and share in Liturgy, workshops, entertainment and to experience the energy of a Youth Day Rally. See our Youth Day page.

Congress days (February 22-24) – The remaining three-day weekend is open to adults and young adults and offers more than 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops, in addition to lunchtime entertainment, evening concerts, Liturgy in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more.

Free Exhibits (open to Registrants only) – One of the perks of Congress is the Exhibit Hall – held Friday through Sunday – showcasing over 200 companies ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries. See the 2012 Exhibitor Listing.

2013 RECongress Speakers

Saturday Keynote Mark Shriver
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am
"Faith, Hope and Love in Action"

From Cal-Catholic.com 

"Mark Shriver attended College of the Holy Cross, got a master’s from Harvard, and served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. He ran in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House in 2002 but was defeated in the primary.

“While a 2002 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, Mark Shriver stated in a Washington Post interview, ‘Women’s issues are critically important and I will continue to fight for a women’s right to choose; family planning funds; maternal and child health funding and education for girls both here and abroad.’"

SrMaureenSullivan, OP, PhD

From Amazon.com

A biased book that confuses all the issues July 23 2007
By Jordan Saxony - Published on Amazon.com
I read this from the perspective of a philosophy/theology teacher and found it, quite simply, awful. It is biased, prejudicial, makes unwarranted leaps and assumptions, displays apalling ignorance of the issues and texts....It is really quite astonishing how very ignorant this book is, and how selectively it not only quotes, but interprets everyone so as to fit the pre-conceived biases. I am speaking as someone with no dog in this fight as to being a so-called theological "liberal" or "conservative," just as a trained logician/ethicist (and, full disclosure, as a Catholic) who would like to see truthful, reasoned argument.

The only use I can see for this book would be in a freshman introductory course on logic or critical thinking, on how NOT to argue. But don't take my word for it; read the Vatican II texts themselves and decide for yourself.

Other Speakers:
 John Allen, J.R. Columnist, National cAtholic Reporter 

  Donna Anderle: "Ballet 101: For Ministers of Liturgical Movement"

   Betsy Beckman, &  Laura Ash

"Jesus calls us to be transfigured with him – to step into the light and be filled with God’s radiance. Are you ready?! Sacred dance and embodied prayer are some of the most down-to-earth ways we can be imbued with the light of heaven. Come explore how liturgical movement, procession, drama, sign language and gesture can enhance our communal prayer and be a way to offer ourselves whole-heartedly to God’s mystery among us."

 Fr. Gerald Coleman, SS

Sr. Barbara Fiand

 Dr. Richard Gaillardetz

 Dr. Thomas Groome

 David Haas

 Marty Haugen

 James Martin, S.J. 

 Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP

 Thomas Reese, SJ

 Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

 Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Closing Liturgy 2010 Presider

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala

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