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The CatholicTV® Network to Exhibit at the New England Adult Faith Formation Symposium

8/14/2012 - 11:25 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

WATERTOWN, MA (August 14, 2012) - From August 16-17, 2012, the CatholicTV Network is set to exhibit at the 2012 New England Adult Faith Formation Symposium.

The Adult Faith Formation Symposium is a 24-hour enrichment opportunity for anyone involved in ministering to adults. Held every two years, the Symposium is presented by the New England Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education (NECDDRE). This year's theme is "Reaching 21st Century Disciples in the Year of Faith."

The keynote presentations and workshops will help parish leaders of Adult Faith Formation to break open the Church's mission of evangelization in an increasingly secular and technologically advanced society. The New Evangelization mission has gained new life throughout the Church with Pope Benedict XVI declaring October 2012 through October 2013 "The Year of Faith." Through this symposium, the NECDDRE aims to begin "The Year of Faith" in New England.

Keynote speakers include:

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Assistant VP of Mission and Catholic Identity, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. Fr. Ciorra has a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University. His areas of research and publication include spirituality in the workplace and living Christian moral values in the world. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, he was given the pontifical honor Pro Eccelsia et Pontifice by Pope John Paul in 1999. He was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award in 2000 for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of Renew Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism.

Sr. Maureen Sullivan, Associate Professor of St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH. Maureen Sullivan, OP, Ph.D. is a Dominican Sister of Hope from New York. For the last twenty two years she has taught theology at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Sr. Maureen received her Ph.D. from Fordham University and is the author of two books: 101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II (2002) and The Road to Vatican II: Key Changes in Theology (2007).

Richard Drabik, Multimedia Coordinator of the University of Dayton, OH. Richard Drabik has an M.A. in Theological Studies. He works with the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton. He has developed the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF), which provides online learning for adult Catechists.

Tim Muldoon, Associate Professor of Boston College, Boston, MA. Tim Muldoon (Ph.D., Catholic systematic theology, Duquesne University) is a Catholic theologian, award-winning writer, and retreat leader. He is the author of five books about theology and spirituality, as well as a memoir about love and longing. He is also the editor of two other books, on laity in the Church and marriage, respectively.

The vision of the New England Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education is on-going mutual support among conference members, advocacy for its entire constituency on regional and national issues as well as collaboration and communication with the New England Bishops. To learn more about NECDDRE and the NE Adult Faith Formation Symposium visit:

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Contact: CatholicTV
Shannon Muldoon
Public Relations Coordinator


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