More than 4,000 attend third annual ministry conference in Dallas
Published: October 29, 2009
DALLAS (CNS) -- From strategies for coping with tragedies to reconciling the predicament of being truly Catholic and politically engaged in America, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference offered numerous insights and programs at the Dallas Convention Center Oct. 23-24. More than 4,000 attended the third annual conference to enrich their grasp of ministering to members of the Catholic Church. The conference, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth, offered numerous topics and workshops pertaining to the central theme, "Walking Together in Faith." Participants included priests and women religious; school administrators and teachers; and catechists and ministers in areas such as youth, music and grief counseling. From the outset, the atmosphere celebrated the strength and harmony possible when ministries support one another. In his Oct. 23 keynote address, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington emphasized the importance of recalling Jesus as the eternal word, the Son sent by God to be his voice. He called on conference participants to rejoice in the church and said Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. last year served to encourage evangelization, catechesis and education.
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