Immediately Upcoming

9/22 - 9/24 a conference at The Dominican House of Studies in DC:
“Ad Limina Apostolorum: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenism” featuring:
Dr. Matthew Levering, Dr. Hans Boersma, Dr. Kate Sonderegger, Dr. Lewis Ayres, Dr. John Bowlin, Fr. Richard Schenk, O.P., Dr. Bruce Marshall, Dr. Christoph Schwoebel, Dr. Bruce McCormack, Dr. Reinhard Huetter, Dr. Francesca Murphy, and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Co-sponsored by the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Register here.

9/29 7:00 pm at Johns Hopkins Medical School (PCTB 113, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine):“Beyond Fact and Method: St. Thomas Aquinas on Science, Truth, and Wisdom” by Fr. James Brent, O.P. (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception).Register here.
9/29 8:00 pm at Columbia University (Hamilton Hall 602):
“The Gods of the City and the City of God: Augustine on Politics” by Dr. Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa). Co-sponsored by Columbia Catholic Ministry. Register here.


Conference for Priests 2015

Click here to see photos (by Olivia Obineme) of the 2015 Conference for Priests.

About the Conference for Priests

Guided by the wisdom of the Thomistic tradition, the fourth annual summer conference consisted of practical talks and roundtable discussions on issues of immediate relevance to the life of contemporary priests.

Led by an impressive cadre of experienced and knowledgeable speakers, and set in a comfortable fraternal atmosphere, with meals together, it offered ample time for prayer, rest, and recreation.

Conference Venue: Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption

The historic Baltimore Basilica, built from 1806-1821, was designed by John Carroll (the first bishop in the U.S.) and Benjamin Henry Latrobe, father of American architecture and Thomas Jefferson's Architect of the Capitol. The Basilica was beautifully restored 10 years ago to return it to its original design. It was the site for all of our conference liturgies.

All conference talks took place in Borders Hall in the Catholic Center (across the street from the Basilica).

Prayer and Liturgy

*All priests were welcome to concelebrate at the morning Masses in the Basilica on July 8 and 9.

*Altars were available each morning for priests desiring to celebrate a private Mass (OF or EF).

*Each day, participants were also invited to attend Lauds and Vespers. A period of silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was offered each day, along with the opportunity to go to confession. Above all, our goal is to provide a prayerful, relaxing, and fraternal priestly atmosphere.