Cultures of Formation:

Young People, the Faith and
Vocational Discernment

March 5-7, 2018 University of Notre Dame

Digital conference resources available for download now!

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Find videos, summaries, study guides and other helpful resources in this post-conference booklet.

Conference Speakers

Bishop Robert Barron

Archdiocese of Los Angeles; founder of Word on Fire

Nicholas Carr

Author on technology and culture; 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee

Katherine Angulo

Associate Director of Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Joe Campo

Founder of Grassroots Films and director/producer of The Human Experience

Katherine Angulo

Associate Director of Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Born in Mexico and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Katherine Angulo is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She has over 18 years of experience in youth ministry. Presently she is the Associate Director of Youth Ministry at the Office of Formation and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. She has presented at both diocesan and national events, including NCYC, NCCYM and LA Congress. She is the Editor of the Catholic Magazine for teens called THE MARK and the Executive Producer for the volunteer training program Called to Accompany/Llamados a Acompañar.

Watch Bishop Robert Barron's keynote lecture, Looking for the "Nones"

Read more about young people in the Church from Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith!

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What They're Saying…

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What a wonderful couple of days @McGrathND?’s #CulturesofFormation conference. Such a privilege to hear from so many wonderful voices in the Church who seek the good of youth and young adults!
Colleen Campbell
@Catecheezy

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The #CulturesofFormation conference has been one of the best ministry-affirming experience I have ever had. Much now to discern on and pray about. Thank you to the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame for sharing this gift with us! Peace.
Stacia Bolakowski
@queenbski

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