Join our host, Jim Friend, on the floor of the convention center for the 2017 Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida. Jim interviews a number of participants of the 4-day experience including bishops, priests, college students, diocesan and parish ministers and volunteers. We get a great deal of commentary, expectations, hopes and prayers by those who have journeyed to this historic and unprecedented event. The interviews take place on July 1 and 2 during the Convocation.
See what others had to say on social media. Search for and use the hashtag #CatholicConvo before, during, and beyond the Convocation!
What is the Convocation of Catholic Leaders?
On July 1-4, 2017, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convened an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from all across the country in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. The gathering assembled Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture.
Inspired by Evangelii Gaudium, the plan for the Convocation is to form leaders who will be equipped and re-energized to share the Gospel as missionary disciples, while offering fresh insights informed by new research, communications strategies, and successful models.
Additional information about this event can be found on the USCCB website.
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