Tuesday, January 29: Arrive at Crowne Plaza, Asheville/ Casual CATFE dinner
Wednesday, January 30:
10-12 CATFE Input Session (Zoom teleconferencing available. Contact email@example.com for link)
12-1 Lunch in meeting room
1-3 CATFE Business Meeting (Zoom teleconferencing available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for link)
3-5:30 ATFE New FE Workshop
5:30-6 All about ATFE
6-7 ATFE Reception
7-8:30 ATFE Opening
8:30 Dessert Buffet
Thursday, January 31
9:15 ATFE Plenary Session
10:30 Table Discussions 12 11 Lunch and ATFE Business Meeting
1:45 Session with Christina Zaker (CTU) on FE as “Field Hospital” or other options
3:15 Session with ATS New Accreditation – most of our schools are also under ATS
5PM Depart for Tour of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. followed by Catholic Caucus Dinner
Here ends CATFE/AFTE though there are two more days of talks, including our own Daniel Rhodes (Loyola, Chicago) on Saturday Morning.
Young Adult American Catholics by Maureen Day
As per her announcement at the 2018 CATFE Conference in Camarillo, Maureen Day from Franciscan School of Theology, CA has finished her book on Young Adult American Catholics. Here is the link:
There was quite a bit of interest in this topic and its influence on those we are currently teaching in ministry. Check it out.
Catholic Chaplaincy Question from Michael Skaggs, PhD
Project Manager, Department of Sociology Brandeis University
Im writing on the advice of Fr. David Endres in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, of whom I had originally asked these questions. He suggested CATFE would be in a position to offer some thoughts on the project I’m currently pursuing.
I’m an ND grad currently working with a faculty member at Brandeis University on some projects involving chaplaincy, understood in as broad of terms as possible. We’re pretty familiar with what other denominations are doing but we have zero idea what’s going on in Catholic education as far as preparing people specifically for chaplaincy roles (hospitals, prison, military, etc.), whether lay or clergy. Might you know anything about this / people involved / etc.? We’ve got a huge map showing all the chaplaincy training programs around the country, but there’s a glaring lack of Catholic institutions. It’s my understanding that there is some training in chaplaincy-type work for seminarians, but unless I’m mistaken it’s not usually with the idea that a priest will be assigned immediately to full-time chaplaincy upon ordination. I suppose the summary of all of this is: what is the current state of training for chaplaincy in American Catholicism?
A huge question, to be sure, but I appreciate anything you might be able to offer in response!
Michael Skaggs, PhD
Project Manager, Department of Sociology
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453