Conference Speakers

Prof. Lucas Pollice

Augustine Institute
Director of Program Development
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Lucas Pollice is the Director of Program Development and Implementation and Associate Professor of Theology and Catechetics for the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Lucas has been involved in full-time parish and diocesan catechetical ministry since 1999 and directs catechetical training conferences across the country.

Talks

A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization: Understanding the Inseparable Relationship Between Evangelization and Catechesis - The New Evangelization demands that we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a “new” catechesis. This workshop will examine how the inseparable relationship between evangelization and catechesis is not only at the heart of this new catechesis, but can also be the source of authentic parish renewal and the formation of intentional disciples of Jesus Christ.

Genesis: Revealing the Divine Blueprint for the Human Person- Today we are witnessing a crisis of what it means to be a human person. The rampant misconceptions of various social identity theories, gender ideologies, and societal norms send people down many dead-end roads in search of one’s personal identity and purpose in life. This presentation will focus on the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis and how the scripture reveals the divine blueprint for the human person as created in the image and likeness of God. Using seven key themes from St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, we will see how the truth, meaning, and vocation of the human person is gradually revealed as the crowning jewel of God’s creative work.

The Road to Emmaus: A Scriptural Vision for Renewing the RCIA Journey - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is not only the grace-filled process by which we bring new Catholics into the Church, but it is the model and inspiration for all forms of evangelization and catechesis in the life of the Church. This workshop will explore the powerful story of the Road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke as the as the scriptural vision for the RCIA, and how from this vision we can renew and revitalize the RCIA process in this time of the New Evangelization.