The Catholic Herald has an article about Fr. Brian Massingale and our conference:
To achieve unity, church must embrace diversity, says theologian
If you are interested in purchasing 2011 conference recordings, please contact:
Administrative Specialist/Education and Renewal of Certification
May 21-24, 2011 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Vision articles about the upcoming conference
- Wicks, Puchalski, Ryerson, Massingale to be plenary speakers at 2011 conference (Nov/Dec 2010)
- Chaplains’ pathways not always clearly marked, but they lead to healing (Jan/Feb 2011)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Robert Wicks, Psy.D.
Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Maryland
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Christina M. Puchalski, M.D.
Founder and Executive Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish)
Monday, May 23, 2011
Marjorie Ryerson, M.F.A.
Executive Director of Water Music Inc. and award-winning professor, photographer, poet, editor, and journalist
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, S.T.D.
Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University
Pathways to Healing: People and Communities – Theme Information
By nature, we are questioning, inquiring people. Our ministry of healing places us with people whose life circumstances press them to question themselves, their relationships, their care, and their faith.
Canadian, Thomistic philosopher Bernard Lonergan proposed years ago that, as humans, our fundamental drive to question happens in a basic, universally-true (thus transcendental) way or “pathway”. As a theological framework for our workshops, our speakers, our conversations, and our entire conference, we hope to gain insight through:
- Being Attentive (affirming through our senses)
- Being Intelligent (exploring and inquiring)
- Being Reasonable (reflecting on what we learn to weigh its truth, falsity, and value)
- Being Responsible (applying what we now know)
These are levels of consciousness that help us be more fully aware of ourselves and how we learn and grow with the ultimate aim to deepen our love and commitment (Being in Love).
To this end, our conference objectives include:
As Chaplains and CPE Supervisors we are in a unique position to companion people and communities on the pathways to healing and wholeness.
Our conference will explore these pathways of noticing, inquiring, judging, and deciding/recommitting for love.
By nature, we are whole people – body, mind, and spirit. Our ministry of healing involves a holistic understanding and treatment of the people we are and we serve.
Our conference will be attentive to the holistic approaches of our healing ministry.
As a community, we are social people – interdependent. Our ministry of healing requires a social consciousness and responsiveness.
Our conference will be attentive to the communal and organizational contexts within which our ministry happens.
Resources on Bernard Lonergan, SJ
As we prepare for our NACC National Conference in May of 2011, we encourage our members to begin to acquaint/reacquaint themselves with the work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ, whose transcendental imperatives are used to frame our theme of “Pathways to Healing: People and Communities”. One suggestion is an article “Searching for Bernard Lonergan: The Man Behind ‘Insight’” by Mary Ann Glendon from the October 1, 2007 edition of America Magazine. The article can be found at this link.
In February, the NACC conducted a two part audio conference series, “Bernard Lonergan and Pastoral Care: What Can He Offer Us” presented by Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, OP, Th.D. Materials for both audio sessions are available, by clicking the following links:
(session 1 materials)
(session 2 materials)
To browse a list of resources collected so far, click here.
2011 Task Force
Many thanks to Task Force members:
- Linda Piotrowski (Conference Chair)
- Mr. Michael Doyle (Liturgy)
- Ms. Barb Malueg (Preconference/Conference Workshops)
- Sr. Kathleen Brady, OP (Local Arrangements)
- Ms. Karen Nehls (Local Arrangements)
- Ms. Kathy Ponce (Plenary Speakers)
- Sr. Norma Gutierrez, MCDP (NACC Board Representative)
- David Lichter, Susanne Chawszczewski, and Jeanine Annunziato from the National Office.
2011 Conference Donors
Alexian Brothers – Reverend Richard Tessmer Leadership Lecture by Reverend Bryan N. Massingale
Ascension Health – Workshop Sponsor – M1 – Spiritual Care Leadership: The Value Factor – Building a Case for Spiritual Care
Bon Secours Health System – Workshop Sponsor – S9 – Spiritual Care Leadership: Planning and Tracking Progress
Catholic Health Association – Conference Bags
Catholic Healthcare Partners – Pre-Conference Retreat Sponsor
Columbia St. Mary’s – Solidarity Lunch Co-Sponsor
Community Care, Inc. – Workshop Sponsor – S4 – Embracing Life at the End
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc. – Co-Sponsor Awards Dinner
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin – Social Reception Co-Sponsor
Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange – Sculptures for Raffle
Steward Health System – Coffee Break Sponsor
Wheaton Franciscan Health System – Workshop Sponsor – S6 – Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems