Orthopraxis both creates/nurtures, and proceeds from/is the apex of, our Faith.
So it is only natural that catechesis and the liturgy are locked in the relationship they enjoy, each both creating and resulting from the other, part of a virtuous circle, if you will.
Anyway, can't attend the conference in question, but who WOULDN'T want to be at these sessions? (Maybe some will be made available on line? transcripts? links to article's parallelling the presentations, Drs., Frs., et al? we shall see...)
I heart the Liturgical Institute.
Speakers and Topics"A Catechetical Response to an Escalating Crisis: Sacramental Practice in the Twenty-First Century," Dr. James Pauley, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"Recovering the Meaning of the Liturgical Act and the Significance of Active Participation," Fr. Douglas Martis, The Liturgical Institute
"From the Sign to the Mystery: Foundations for a Liturgical Catechesis,"
Dr. Petroc Willey, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"Liturgical Catechesis: Practical Considerations"
Dr. James Pauley, Franciscan University of Steubenville
“The Liturgical Encounter and the Child: Insights from Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,” Mary Mirrione, National Director for the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
“Liturgy's Vital Role in Discipleship Ministry with Teenagers,” Jim Beckman, The Augustine Institute, Denver
“The RCIA Process: The Church's Measure for Liturgical Catechesis,” William Keimig, St. Mary’s of Piscataway, Clinton, Maryland