David Mulroney

Keynote Speaker

Mr Mulroney is former Ambassador to China, former President of University of St Michael's College, and Catherine Pawluch's predecessor as representative of the Archdiocese on CHSO, as well as a member of the Institute's board of Governors.  Mr Mulroney will speak of challenges faced by society, particularly by those seeking to live in a spirit of truth and charity and will touch upon the importance, in a civic organization, of hiring individuals of a compatible frame of mind, and staying faithfully focused on mission grounded in truth.

Dr Connie Price

Keynote Speaker

Dr Price is co-Director of the Office of Formation for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Dr. Price will speak on the framework for social participation set out in the Catechism.

Peter Stockland

Evening Speaker

Peter will be speaking to the important role of news media in maintaining truthful and charitable social conditions, and ways in which our Church can joyfully, faithfully, and charitably respond. A key topic will be the Canadian Catholic News service, which is intended to cover all news relevant to society, not just what's happening internally and at the parish down the street, with the idea of helping to develop a fairer and more balanced social conversation.

*Speakers and topics might change due to factors beyond the control of conference organizer, the Saint Monica Institute for Education and Evangelization. The organizer will publish any changes as soon as it is confirmed.


Saturday, November 11, 2023

Conference Schedule

Time Track / Location
8:30 Registration
8:45 Registration (cont.) Rosary & Confession?
9:30 Keynote
David Mulroney (includes hiring for mission)
10:00 Dr Connie Price
The Catechism & Building Culture of Human Dignity
10:30 Break
10:40 Bonaventure Room Francis Room
Family & Community:  Single Parents (T Cere) Unique Challenge of Catholic Praxis (Smit)
Family & Comm.:  Open Urban Villages (B Steven) Pub Sq:    Legatus (Tomory), Lumen Forum
(Steven), Young Catholic Professionals
Educ.:  Skills for Incarcerated Persons (Nuata)
Education:  Hawthorne School  (Scheidl) PubSq:  Civil & Human Rights (CCRL)
12:00 Lunch
Chabot & Steven re CAPP & Lumen Forum
1:00 Bonaventure Room Francis Room
Parish:  Revitalizing Parish Life & Witness (Morin) Participation: CCO (Lockert)
Par. & Fam:  Personalism & Euthanasia (Scheidl) Participation:  CAPP-Canada (Chabot)
Parish & Family:  Care for the Vulnerable (Nurses) PubSq:  Index for Wellbeing (Copeland)
PubSq:  Clinic & Participation in Regulation (Rossi) PubSq:  Common Moral Baseline (Marquardt)
2:20 Break
2:50 Bonaventure Room Francis Room
Education:  Having a Voice in Curriculum (TBA) Virtues@Work (Rebello)
Educ.:  Sharing Values through Media (Lombardi) PubSq:  Peace & Justice (Pax Christi)
Education:  Communities in Higher Ed (Schratz) PubSq:  PACs (Hornak et al)
Education:  Faith & Reason (Valentino) PubSq:  AI & Human Dignity (Wales)
4:10 Break Breakout Meetings (e.g. doctors)
5:00 Mass
6:15 Dinner

Peter Stockland, Catholic Register – Truth & Charity in Media

8:00 Dismissal

*Schedule is subject to change and will be updated as soon as it is confirmed.

All sessions will be recorded and all registered conference attendees will have access to recorded sessions after the conference.

Friday, November 10, 2023

(Pre-Conference Co-Event)

Inaugural CAPP-Canada Symposium: Moral Courage & Leadership in Challenging Times

Join us in Toronto for the inaugural CAPP-Canada Symposium, in partnership with the St. Monica Institute, on the evening of Friday, November 10.

Visit https://www.cappcanada.ca for more information and RSVP


The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure

1300 Leslie Street,
Toronto, ON M3C 2K9

Website: http://st-bonaventure.ca/

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Hotel & Accommodation

For 2023, there will not be a host hotel.

For attendees requiring overnight lodging, the nearest hotel is

Pan Pacific Hotel
900 York Mills Road
Toronto ON M3B 3H2



Tickets & Registration

Daytime Conference + Dinner Event ticket includes continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. - $150.00
Daytime Conference Only ticket includes continental breakfast and lunch - $85.00