Conference on Effective Liturgy

Celebration Publications will host their third Conference on Effective Liturgy, titled “Light to the Nations: Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Church’s Global Commitment to the Poor.” It will take place in San Antonio, Texas, on January 12-14, 2011.

This conference will look at how worship and preaching influence the role that the Church can play in providing an ethical framework for the national immigration debate. Conferees will examine how liturgy “unites voice passionate for global justice, due process, human rights and compassion within a framework that respects the law, acknowledges national borders and promotes economic growth for all.” Discussions will be guided by the words of the prophet Isaiah, “A people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”

Speakers include Dean Brackley, SJ, from the University of San Salvador, theologian Jake Empereur, SJ, and Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, More information about this conference is available online at

Celebration Publications is a division of The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company. Established in 1972, the division operates out of a Roman Catholic tradition and an ecumenical spirit, and is committed to the development of liturgical planning resources and other spiritually enhancing and community-enriching publications.

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