A Washington Briefing for the Nation’s Catholic Community

May 6-7, 2010
At Trinity Washington University with accommodations at
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

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Speaker Pelosi and additional new speakers confirmed

The lineup of confirmed speakers for the briefing now includes:

Sen. Bob Casey (D), Pennsylvania Senator

Michael Steele, Republican National Committee Chair

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House of Representatives

E.J. Dionne, nationally syndicated columnist and author of Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), ranking member of the House Budget Committee and author of “A Roadmap for America’s Future”

Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director, NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Plus, we have added a panel at which NCR senior correspondent John L. Allen, Jr., currently in Rome, will discuss the fallout from the clergy sex abuse crisis in Europe.

Click to see the complete list of speakers/presenters.

Sponsored by the National Catholic Reporter and Trinity Washington University, this first-of-its-kind Washington Briefing will bring you together with top policy makers and congressional leaders for two full days of unhampered discussion of issues whose outcome will shape American lives for years to come.

Join Catholic leaders, thinkers, movers and shakers as we engage in thoughtful discussion and articulate a vision of the Catholic community as advocate, leader and moral compass. We are leading the way. As an added bonus, enjoy springtime in Washington, D.C.

Why it’s important: No longer are American Catholics called to simply “pay, pray and obey.” Not only does a healthy church require the full, active participation of its members, informed Catholics are called to lead the way in building an inclusive, tolerant and just society. That makes information and networking at all levels vital if we are to provide clear voices and strong leadership on today’s pressing issues.

Who should attend:

  • Catholics concerned about policies and issues that shape our society.

  • Directors and staff of Catholic organizations and institutions, and Catholic directors and staff of non-Catholic organizations in academia, health care, business, media, the arts, social service agencies, and government.

  • Catholic church and civic leaders, including laity, clergy, religious and bishops.

  • Elected and appointed officials with a Catholic constituency.

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What we’ll discuss:

  • Health Care Reform: What Now?

  • Abortion and the Significance of the Law

  • The World We Live In: National Security

  • Ridding the World of Nuclear Weapons

  • Catholic Education Challenges

  • All Roads Lead to Rome: US-Vatican Relations in the 21st Century

  • PLUS Catholics Confront the Abuse Scandal

Early-bird discount rate
(before March 1): $595

After March 1: $695
Multiple registration discounts available.

To register, click here or call 1-800-333-7373.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for A Washington Briefing at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

A special rate is available until the block is sold out, so reserve your room now. Click here for the conference discount room rate page.

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