Speakers and Schedule

Note: The live events will be recorded and made available to view within 48 hours after their conclusion. 

Week 1 | June 14–18, 2021: What is disaffiliation? Why do people leave the Church? 

Live webinar: Tuesday, June 15, 1:00–2:00pm Eastern

  • Gwendolen Adams, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology, Augustine Institute
  • Steven C. Warner, Associate Director, ND Newman Centre for Faith & Reason

Week 2 | June 21–25, 2021: What is affiliation? Why do people stay in the Church?

Live webinar: Thursday, June 24, 1:00–2:00pm Eastern

  • Stephen Bullivant, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and the Sociology of Religion; Director, Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society, St Mary's University, Twickenham, UK
  • Tammy Becht, Director, Office of Youth and Young Adult Formation; Director, One Bread, One Cup, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Week 3 | June 28—July 2, 2021: The Eucharist—Supreme Image of Affiliation

Live webinar: Thursday, July 1, 1:00–2:00pm Eastern

  • Timothy P. O'Malley, Ph.D., Director of Education; Academic Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame
  • Very Rev. Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Prior, Parish Priest, and Rector of the Rosary Shrine, London; noted photographer of sacred art and architecture

Week 4 | July 5–9, 2021: Popular Piety—Cultivating Affiliation through the Treasures of Tradition

Live webinar: Thursday, July 8, 1:00–2:00pm Eastern

  • Nichole Flores, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
  • Vicente del Real, Founder and Executive Director, Iskali 

Week 5 | July 12–16, 2021: Sacred Beauty—Inviting Affiliation through the Imagination

Live webinar: Thursday, July 15, 1:00–2:00pm Eastern

  • Sr. Jeana Visel, O.S.B., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Spirituality, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology 
  • Fr. Łukasz Miśko, O.P., President and Rector, Church of St. Giles, Dominican Liturgical Center Foundation, Krakow, Poland 

Week 6 | July 19-23, 2021: The Domestic Church—Practicing Affiliation in Everyday Life

Live webinar: Thursday, July 22, 1:00–2:00pm Eastern

  • Timothy Muldoon, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Boston College; and Sue Muldoon, Director, Families Ministries, Good Shepherd Parish (Archdiocese of Boston); Therapist, Catholic Counselors
  • Jason Kidd, Director, Marriage, Family, Youth, and Young Adult Office, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon