I’m celebrating Catholicism California style at the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, which draws about 40,000 people over four days! It is always an exciting experience. I’m thrilled to be giving a talk this afternoon and I’ve met so many wonderful people in just the few hours I’ve been here. I’ll tell you more about it as the weekend goes along. Here are a couple of pics.
Here I am enjoying dinner in Downtown Disney with folks from my alma mater, the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University of Chicago: Dr. Brian Schmisek, new director of Loyola IPS in Chicago, along with Steve Hrycyniak, Dr. Eileen Daily, and Chrissy Safranko. We celebrated Dr. Schmisek’s appointment as the new director and my upcoming Damen Award on behalf of the IPS, LUC.
Here I am with Nora Malone and John Thomas of Liturgy Training Publications. I finally got to meet John who has been director of LTP for many years but we have always somehow missed each other until now. I kidded him that I was beginning to think that he didn’t really exist.
Finally, here is colleague Carrie holding court as she tells customers about the exciting new and revised Finding God curriculum by Loyola Press.