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BY Tim Drake
Theology of the Body educators, authors, and speakers are preparing for what they hope will be the most expansive gathering of Theology of the Body experts ever assembled. The Theology of the Body Institute has announced its first annual National Theology of the Body Congress at Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center outside of Philadelphia on July 28-30, 2010.
“The National Theology of the Body Congress provides an opportunity for individuals from all walks of life – clergy, religious and laity – to come together to share their tremendous passion for the Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II’s beautiful teaching of Theology of the Body,” said Maria Stumpf, Director of Operations and Programs at the Theology of the Body Institute. “During these three days, attendees will have the opportunity to ‘receive’ the gift of the teaching from an outstanding assembly of speakers, as well as receive practical tips on how they might ‘proclaim’ this gift in their own communities and corners of the globe.”
The unprecedented three-day event will gather experts such as Cardinal Justin Rigali, Father Richard Hogan, Dr. Michael Waldstein, Father Brian Bransfield, Helen Alvare, Christopher West and many others, for more than 35 talks, educational workshops, round table discussions, seminars, and panel discussions. Theology of the Body lay leaders, catechists, Church leaders and teachers are being encouraged to attend.
The Theology of the Body is based on 129 short talks Pope John Paul II gave between September, 1979 and November, 1984. It is the antidote to the repercussions of the sexual revolution. For more information, or to register visit Theology of the Body Congress.