Friday, 18 September, 2015

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Academic Seminar sessions with Mary E. Hunt, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Shannen Dee Williams. 

12:00 - 1 PM: Free time for lunch

1:00 - 1:50: Caucuses and Workshops

  • Bearing Witness to Women's Empowerment: Cathy Huyghe, Sr. Genny Dumay, and Sr. Christine Fernando
  • Speaking out with a Common, Unified Voice: A Message from Joan Chittister: presented by Catholic Church Reform International
  • Solidarity with Women in Latin America – Community Lending Pools Make a Difference!: Grace Garvey-Hall and Katherine Wojtan;
  • The Words We Say: We Say What We Mean: Maureen Fiedler and Dolly Pomerleau;

2:00 - 2:50 PM: Academic Workshops:  

  • From Suppression to Freedom: Dorothy Irvin, Ida Raming, and Joan Houk;
  • New Research on Mary as Priest: Ally Kateusz;
  • Biotheology of Sex, Gender, and Relationship: Roberta Meehan;
  • Theology of the Body — Friend or Foe?: Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers, Stephanie Molloy, and Adelina Pecchia;
  • Confecting the Pope: a Rehearsal: Victoria Rue and Sibyl Dana Reynolds;

3:00 - 5:30 PM: Special screening of film, Radical Grace, followed by Q&A with Sr. Chris Schenk and director Rebecca Parrish

5:30 - 7:00 PM: Free time for dinner, registration, and visiting exhibits

7:00 PM: Welcome and Opening Ceremony

7:45 PM: Sr. Theresa Kane presents the Women of Vision and Courage Award Ceremony

Evening: WOC 40th Anniversary Celebrations 

Saturday, 19 September, 2015

7:00 - 8 AM: Sunrise spirituality workshops:

  • St. Gertrude: Uncovering Her Path to Sacramental Prayer: Anne McCarthy;
  • Roman Catholic Women Priests Liturgical celebration;
  • Friends & Allies - Women, Men & Authority: Colette Joyce, Luca Badini, and Christina Rees.

8:30 - 8:45 AM: Morning Prayer

8:45 - 9:45 AM: Keynote address: Tina Beattie: "Her Dark Materials"

9:45 -10:35 AM: Workshops:

  • Dancing through Closed Doors: what to do when you're a woman called to ordination: Jacqueline Straub, Colette Joyce, and Katharine Salmon;
  • The Unfinished Business of Vatican II: the Ecofeminist Theology of Elizabeth A. Johnson: Marian Ronan and Jamie Manson;
  • What You Have Done For The Least of Mine: Incorporating Transgender Justice into Catholic Reform Work: Bob Shine and Sr. Jeannine Gramick;
  • Integrating Catholics Feminist perspectives on new strategies and challenges for women's human rights: A view from Mexico: Maria Mejia, Dr. Amparo Espinosa Rugarcia, and Evelyn Aldaz;
  • Women and Leadership in Early Christianity: What can sociology and archeology tell us?: Christine Schenk.

10:35 - 11:00 AM: Break  

11:00 - 12:30 PM:  Survivor Justice with Barbara Blaine, Virginia Saldanha, Mari Steed, and Shannen Dee Williams

12:30-2 PM: Time for lunch and visiting exhibits

2 - 2:20 PM: Gary Macy: "The Hidden History of Women's Ordination"

2:20 - 3:45 PM: 'Break the Silence'  - Priest panel moderated by Kristina Keneally with Tony Flannery, Roy Bourgeois, Paul Collins, and Jack McClure.

3:45 - 4:15 PM: Break

4:15 - 5:05 PM: Workshops: 

  • Women Deacons are not Women Priests: Phyllis Zagano;
  • Inclusive and Empowered: The Women Priests Movement, Renewing the Church Now: Jennifer O’Malley, Mary Theresa Streck, Bridget Mary Meehan, and Eileen McCafferty DiFranco;
  • Imagery Promoting Racism in Gospel Literature: Tracy Garrison-Feinberg, Olivia Doko, and Jane Via;
  • Worshiping in the Onion Fields: A Church of the Undocumented: Chava Redonnet and Ana Maria Ocana Casiano;
  • Complementarity: A New Name for an Old Patriarchal Tool: Deb Rose-Milavec.

5:15 - 5:35 PM: Ursula King: "Speaking out with One Voice"

5:35 - 7:30 PM: Dinner and free time, visit exhibits

5:45 - 7:30 PM: Optional "Pheminist Philadelphia" tour with local guide (sign up at registration)

7:30 - 8:00 PM: Assemble in Plenary Hall for evening reception

8:00 PM: Equal in Faith: interfaith panel moderated by Sr. Maureen Fiedler with Christina Rees, Rebecca Alpert, Asra Nomani, Patricia Fresen & Kate Kelly.

Sunday, 20, September, 2015

8:45 - 9:45 AM: Astrid Lobo Gajiwala: "The Gender Policy of India: A Blueprint for Partnership" 

10:00 - 11:30 AM: Inclusive Liturgy, homilists Jamie Manson and Patricia Fresen

11:30 AM - 1 PM: Check out, free time for lunch, WOW Press Conference

1 - 2:15 PM: Keynote address with Sr. Teresa Forcades and WOW sending forth ceremony 

3 -5 PM: Vigil and witnessing walk through Philadelphia with Catholic reform groups