Keynote Speakers

We are very excited to feature these keynote speakers at the 2017 Cathedral Ministry Conference:


Rita Ferrone

Rita Ferrone, is an award-winning writer and recognized leader in the Roman Catholic Church for her pioneering efforts in the area of adult Christian Initiation during a time when the reforms of the Second Vatican Council have opened new avenues of ministry for lay people and women. She edits The Yale ISM Review, writes a column for Commonweal magazine, and blogs at Pray Tell.
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Massimo Faggioli

Dr. Massimo Faggioli is professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University. He writes regularly for Italian and American journals and magazines on the Church, religion and politics.
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The Most Rev. Gerald Kicanas

Ordained a priest on April 27, 1967, Bishop Kicanas has served in various capacities in the seminary system of the Archdiocese of Chicago for over 25 years, preparing men for parish ministry. In 1984 he was appointed Rector of Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois, which is the theologate graduate level seminary of the Archdiocese.
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