2018 Mid-Atlantic Congress
M1 (Title TBD)
Speaker: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
M2 Sacrament of the Eucharist
Speaker: Dr. Mary Amore
Sponsor: Pauline Books & Media
M3 Front and Center: Connecting a Generation that Likes to Serve with the Eucharist as Source and Summit
Speaker: Kevin Dowd
Sponsor: Pflaum Publishing Group
M4 Proclaiming the Reality of God: Scientific and Human Evidence
of God's Existence
Speaker: Steven Hemler
Given our increasingly secular society and the atheistic worldview often promoted by the mainstream media and academic/scientific establishment, the need to equip the faithful to credibly, convincingly, and compellingly explain and share why we believe in God has never been greater. This unique multimedia presentation provides amazing scientific evidence―as well as evidence from human nature―demonstrating God's existence. Contrary to the usual myth of a conflict between science and faith, attendees are excited to learn "the rest of the story" regarding the actual scientific evidence of God's existence, mostly presented on video by scientists themselves. This objective evidence of God's existence strengthens faith and provides parents, catechists, teachers, and others with persuasive reasons for belief, valuable for sharing with family, friends, and students who have questions about the existence of God.
Sponsor: Saint Benedict Press
M5 Missionary Discipleship
Speaker: John-Mark Miravalle
M6 (Title TBD)
Speaker: Mike Patin
M7 Implementing Pope Francis' Vision for Catechesis
Speaker: Dr. Joseph White
What do recent papal statements and Vatican documents tell us about Pope Francis' vision for catechesis? This presentation will identify 10 key themes and discuss how catechetical leaders can make Pope Francis' vision a reality.
Sponsor: Our Sunday Visitor
M8 Sacred Innovation: Transforming Faith Communities through Bold and Creative Action
Speaker: Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
Sponsor: RENEW International
What's a "MegaWorkshop"?
Mega-workshops at the 2018 MAC are facilitated by the "best of the best" presenters on a wide variety of topics cutting across ministry areas. Many of these presenters are leading the way, inspiring leaders to proclaim Jesus Christ in faithful and renewed ways.