Visit us at Religious Education Congress


RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim 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.

March 13-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center

Be sure to visit the Saint Camillus Center booth (#468).

Session Recommendations
Many great speakers but I hope this gives you some direction within the hundreds of great speakers. I tried to look for topics that speak to the various ministries that St. Camillus hosts. — Fr Chris
Saturday 1:00 pm 5-05 Standing with Those Who “Live Outside the Camp” Gregory Boyle, SJ
Saturday 3:00 pm 6-15 Catholic Teaching and the Realities of the American Death Penalty Dale Recinella, JD & Dr. Susan Recinella

Friday 10:00 am 1-22 HIV/AIDS: A Continuing Challenge to the Church and the World Fr. Chris Ponnet  (originally scheduled with Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo)
Saturday 3:00 pm 6-22 HIV Prevention Based on the Dignity of the Human Person: Effective and Faithful Responses Elizabeth Crabb Breen, PhD (originally scheduled with Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo)

Saturday 10:00 am 4-15 Simplicity: A Freedom, a Challenge and a Mandate for Human Survival Jack J. Jezreel

Saturday 10:00 am 4-18 How Religion Both Makes and Unmakes Racial Prejudice and Fear Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, STD
Saturday 1:00 pm 5-01 All Things Catholic: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Global Church John L. Allen Jr.
Sunday 10:00 am 7-08 Play! Pray! Yay! Setting Little Hearts Afire Through Drama Anne Frawley-Mangan
Sunday 10:00 am 7-09 Renewing Our Passion: The Church Dr. Greer G. Gordon
Sunday 1:00 pm 8-01 Fiery Women! Stories of Hope Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC

Friday 3:00 pm 3-04 Illuminating Church Teachings on Homosexuality Arthur G. Fitzmaurice, PhD and Fr. Chris Ponnet
Saturday 1:00 pm 5-12 Gay Catholic? Identifying as Catholic Before Gay Arthur G. Fitzmaurice, PhD & Panel

Sunday 1:00 pm 8-13 Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying Carey Landry and Carol Kinghorn

Saturday 3:00 pm 6-16 Pope Francis: What Does He Mean for the Church? Thomas J. Reese, SJ
Sunday 10:00 am 7-01 The Francis Revolution: The Papacy at the One-Year Mark John L. Allen Jr.

Viernes 10:00 am 1-55 Predicando la buena nueva de solidaridad global Rev. David H. Garcia
Viernes 3:00 pm 3-53 El Papa Francisco: ¿Adónde nos lleva? Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ
Viernes 3:00 pm 3-57 Viviendo la misión de Jesús en nuestro mundo de hoy Cardenal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga
Sábado 3:00 pm 6-52 Orientaciones para la catequesis, la pastoral y la evangelización a la luz del magisterio del Papa Francisco Luis M. Benavides
Sábado 3:00 pm 6-58 Estamos estrenando párroco: “Padre FrancIsco” Pbro. Luigi Zanotto