Join us for a morning of discussion about the Catholic response to gender dysphoria.
John Bursch is the author of Loving God's Children: The Church and Gender Identity.
Dr. Paul Hruz has over 25 years of clinical experience in caring for children with disorders of sexual development.
Rev. Sean Kilcawley is a nationally recognized speaker on Theology of the Body, Human Love and pornography addiction. He was ordained a priest in 2005 for the Diocese of Lincoln.
They will be joined by Al Kresta.
A light breakfast will be included, beginning at 8:00 am.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register below.
John J. Bursch serves as vice president of appellate advocacy for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the largest public-interest law firm in the world defending religious liberty, free speech, parental rights, marriage and family, and the right to life. John has argued twelve cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, including cases defending the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and sexuality. John speaks frequently to groups — both religious and secular — about topics including marriage, human sexuality, the right to life, and religious liberty. Bursch is the author of the highly acclaimed, Loving God’s Children: The Church and Gender Ideology.
Dr. Paul Hruz
Paul W. Hruz, M.D. Ph.D. is an academic pediatric endocrinologist (hormone specialist) and tenured physician scientist with faculty appointments in both Pediatrics and Cellular Biology and Physiology. He received his MD and PhD degrees from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hruz has over 25 years of clinical experience in caring for children with disorders of sexual development. He has received certification in Healthcare Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center and has served as a consultant for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Catholic Bioethics Center. He has authored over 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts, scientific reviews, and book chapters. Most importantly, together with his wife Anne, he has raised his five children in St. Louis.
Fr. Sean Kilcawley
Fr. Sean Kilcawley is a 1996 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After serving three years of active duty as an infantry officer, he entered seminary formation for the Diocese of Lincoln and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. In 2013, Fr. Kilcawley earned a License in Sacred Theology from the John Paul II institute for marriage and family studies in Rome, and in 2019, he completed certification as a Pastoral Sexual Addiction Practitioner from the International Institute for Trauma and addictions professionals. Fr. Kilcawley has provided continuing education formation in over 40 dioceses and has served as a faculty member for the Institute for Priestly Formation summer program for seminarians, the Avila Institute High Calling propaedeutic program, and the Sexual Addiction Treatment Professional (SATP) certification program at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Most importantly, he is the pastor of Sts. Leo and Martin Parish.
Commentary from Al Kresta will round out the morning.
The Familiaris Consortio Lecture Series is an outreach initiative by Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to bring scholars and accomplished individuals to speak on a variety of issues that directly affect modern family life striving to contribute to the common good. It takes its name from the 1981 Apostolic Exhortation by Pope St. John Paul II which was the fruit of thirty years of philosophical reflection and practical experience on issues regarding the family.
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