On April 18th, 2015, The Catholic University of America (CUA) Knights of Columbus will be hosting the Catholic Leadership Conference, additionally co-sponsored by the Catholic Apostolate Center and the Archdiocese of Washington’s DC Catholic Young Adult Ministry.

The keynote speakers for the event are Most Rev. Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Director of Justice, Peace, & Human Development at the USCCB. The keynote speeches of this year’s Catholic Leadership Conference will discuss the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes: The Church in the Modern World.

This year’s theme for the conference, Gaudium et Spes: The Church in the Modern World at 50, will touch on how the document relates to young adult Catholic leaders and how they can live their faith fully in everyday life. In addition to the keynotes, there will be presentations given by noted professionals speaking on topics that affect young adult leadership today. These presenters include Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center, Jonathan Lewis, Director of Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of Washington, and Dr. Peter Murphy Executive Director of the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis at the USCCB.

The conference will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America beginning at 10:30 a.m. Schedule to follow at knights.cua.edu/clc.

The Catholic Leadership Conference is an annual conference for Washington area young adults to learn from experts in fields including politics, pastoral leadership, and academics; and use that knowledge to grow in faith and leadership. The conference’s goal is to for young adults to think about and develop the skills needed to speak the faith in their everyday lives, no matter how difficult.

To learn more about the event or to register, please visit the sign-up page at knights.cua.edu/clc