Events

July 2021

“Recognizing Problems to Realize Possibilities: American Catholic Imagination and Laudato Si’ [working title].” Keynote address at Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home. July 2021. Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

October 2020

Catholic Activism Today: Individual Transformation and the Struggle for Social Justice.” Book launch sponsored by Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture [via Zoom]. October 2020. University of San Diego, San Diego, California. (Free admission, registration required)

August 2020

“Rippling Out: Self, Community and Vocation.” Half-day retreat for faculty and staff of Saint Augustine Catholic High School. August 2020. Saint Augustine Catholic High School, San Diego, CA. (Closed to public)

July 2020

“Young Adult Catholics: Why Questions Are Better Than Answers.” July 2020. Franciscan School of Theology [via Zoom], San Diego, CA. (Free admission, registration required)

“What Closed Parishes and Staying at Home Can Teach Us About Domestic Church.” July 2020. Catholic Association of Latino Leaders [via Zoom], Los Angeles, CA. (Free admission, registration required)

May 2020

“With Easter Hope: Five Years After Laudato Si’.” Address at Earth Day: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day & the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’. May 2020. Diocesan Pastoral Center [via Zoom], San Diego, CA. (Free admission, registration required)

February 2020

“ʻWhat do you want me to do for you?’ ʻI want to see.’ (Matthew 20:29-34)” Two-day faculty retreat for Cathedral Catholic High School. February 2020. Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA. (Closed to public)

October 2019

“Accompanying Young Adult Catholics.” Keynote address at Young Adult Symposium. October 2019. Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. (Free admission, registration required)

“Relationship in the Gospels.” Young Adult Bible Study Series. October 2019. Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. (Open to public)

“Two ʻBumpsʼ in Catholic Campus Ministry: Best Practices for Blended-Model Campuses and Young Adult Attrition” as part of the 2018 Qualitative Study of Catholic Campus Ministry Study: Key Findings Panel. October 2019. Religious Research Association Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, MO. (Registration required)

“Understanding Low Latino Financial Giving within Catholic Parishes and Clergy Responses” as part of the Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders I: Congregational Finances Panel. October 2019. Religious Research Association Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, MO. (Registration required)

August 2019

“Equality of the Baptized? Ministers Navigate Race, Gender and Ordination Status” as part of the Catholicism and Status: Dimensions of Power, Solidarity and Marginalization Panel. August 2019. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Park Central, New York City, NY. (Registration required)

Discussant at the Compassion, Trust and More: Studying the Ways Groups and Organizations Foster Emotions Salon Discussion. August 2019. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Park Central, New York City, NY. (Registration required)

“Latinx Catholic Giving and Clergy Responses: Comparing Stewardship Frames.” August 2019. Diocese of San Diego, San Diego, CA. (Closed to public)

June 2019

“Project Findings: Understanding Latino Financial Giving within Catholic Parishes and Clergy Responses.” June 2019. Church Management Research Fellowship Symposium, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. (Closed to public)

April 2019

“Listening, Learning and Accompaniment: Ministering to Young Adult Catholics.” April 2019. For the Formation Directors and Secretaries of the US-6 OFM Provinces, Colorado Springs, CO. (Closed to public)

“A New Polarization? Frames of Catholicity Among Catholic Campus Ministers.” April 2019. Younger Scholars in the Sociology of Religion Conference at the University of Notre Dame, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, South Bend, IN. (Registration required)

“A Time of Navigation: American and Chinese Catholics’ Strategies in Religio-Cultural Negotiation” as part of Chinese Catholics: Past Achievements, Present Concerns and Future Challenges. April 2019. University of San Diego, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, San Diego, CA. (Open to public)

March 2019

“All Creation Sings of You.” March 2019. A reflection during My God and My All, Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA. (Open to public)

“Self-Awareness and the Role of the Researcher: Positionality and Self-Care.” March 2019. For Americans’ Abortion Attitudes study at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. (Closed to public)

January 2019

“Young Adult Catholics: The Ministerial Reality.” January 2019. Invited visit to Dr. Eduardo Fernandez’s “Intercultural Ministry: Parish, Campus, and Classroom” course at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA. (Registration required)

November 2018

Young Adult Catholics: Moving from ʻCrisisʼ to ʻOpportunity.ʼ November 2018. Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. (Registration required)

Young Adult Catholics: Why Questions Are Better than Answers.November 2018. Invited visit to the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA. (Open to public)

Summary of the 2017 Catholic Campus Ministers Study.” November 2018. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. (Closed to public)

“You Are Loved & Created for Love: Before You Say ‘I Do’” co-presented with Joseph Palermo. November 2018. Diocesan Pre-Cana “Witness Talk.” Diocese of San Diego, San Diego, CA. (Registration required)

October 2018

“Contested Understandings of Piety: Paradigms Among Catholic Campus Ministers” as part of U.S. Catholic Campus Ministry Study. October 2018. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV. (Registration required)

“Ministering to Young Adults and Families.” October 2018. Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA. (Closed to public)

Practicing Mindfulness in the Everyday.” October 2018. Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. (Registration required)

Ministering to Young Adult Catholics.” October 2018. Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. (Closed to public)

Spirituality of Parenting.” October 2018. Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. (Registration required)