Annual Conference 2015

The seventh Annual Conference was held at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver CO from October 7 – 10, 2015.

Conference Highlights

Father Ryan Whitely’s sermon at the closing low mass is found here.

The Most Reverend Frank Griswold’s meditation “Why the SCP?” can be heard here.

Father Alberto Cutié’s meditation on “Católicos Latinos” can be heard here.

Conference Schedule

The conference began on Wednesday, October 7th, from 3:00-5:00 with registration and social hour followed by our Opening Mass at 5:30pm.

Wednesday 10/7

3:00-5:00   Registration and Social Hour
5:00            Evening Prayer
5:30            Opening Mass
6:30            Dinner (Provided)
7:30            Welcome & Orientation, Mother Takacs, Society Convener
8:30            Compline & Benediction

Thursday 10/8

8:30            Morning Prayer
9:00            Opening Keynote: “Emergent Catholicity from a Cranky Lutheran,” Pastor Bolz-Weber
10:30          Response & Conversation with Pastor Bolz-Weber
11:30          Break
Noon          Angelus & Lunch (Provided)
1:00            1st Meditation – “Why the SCP?,” Bishop Frank Griswold
2:00            Discussion in Small Groups
2:45            Break
3:00            2nd Meditation – “Católicos Latinos,” Father Cutié
4:00            Response & Conversation w/ Father Cutié
5:00            Evening Prayer
5:30            Drinks in Dagwell / Free Time
6:30            Pontifical High Mass with Induction of New Members
8:00            Dinner (Provided)
9:00            Sung Compline
9:30            Affinity Group Gatherings (Optional)

Friday 10/9

8:30            Morning Prayer
9:00            Time for Reflection and Prayer
10:00          Panel Discussion: Catholic Implications of Same-Sex Marriage in North America
11:30          Low Mass in Chapel
Noon          Angelus, Lunch (Provided), Society Business Meeting in Dagwell
2:00            Open Time for Spiritual Direction & Confession
5:00            Concluding Conversation – “Where Do We Go?,” by Mtr. Takacs & Fr. Paul Lillie
6:30            Evensong & Benediction
7:00            Evening Free to Explore Denver

Saturday 10/10

8:30            Morning Prayer
9:00            Low Mass

Conference Speakers


The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado. She’s a leading voice in the emerging church movement and her writing can be found in The Christian Century and Jim Wallis’ God’s Politics blog. She is author of Pastrix, Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television, and Accidental Saints. She blogs at Sarcastic Lutheran blog.


The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church

Bishop Griswold was the 25th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. Bishop Griswold was co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission from 1998 to 2003. He was a member of the standing committee for the 1998 Lambeth Conference. He has also served on diocesan, national and international committees for liturgy, worship and ecumenism. He is also a member of the Fellowship of the Society of St. John the Evangelist and broadly identifies himself as being in Anglo-Catholic tradition. He is interested in interfaith dialogue and currently sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for the Elijah Interfaith Institute.

The Rev. Alberto Cutié

Father Albert Cutié was originally ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Miami on May 13, 1995 and was officially received as a priest of The Episcopal Church on May 29, 2010 by Bishop Leo Frade in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. In October of 1998, Father Albert became the first member of the clergy to host a daily talk-show as part of a major network on international secular television. His advice columns have been distributed throughout all of Latin America and the United States. He is presently serving as Rector at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Plantation, FL. You can follow him on Twitter @PadreAlberto.

The Very Rev. Patrick Malloy

A former Roman Catholic, Dean Malloy became an Episcopalian in 1991, the same year he earned his doctorate at Notre Dame. His doctoral dissertation was centered on Roman Catholics in England when they were forbidden by law to gather for worship, and the devotional books they utilized from the 16th to 19th century. He was ordained an Episcopal priest ten years later and served on the faculty of The General Theological Seminary. He now serves as Interim Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver.

Panelists for the Discussion on Catholic Implications of Same-Sex Marriage in North American Anglicanism:

  • Bishop Dan Martins, Signatory to the Minority Report “Salt Lake City Statement” on Same-Sex Marriage
  • Father Keith Voets, Associate Rector of St. Barnabas in Irvington, NY, Episcopal Priest Engaged to his Partner
  • Dean Patrick Malloy, Interim Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Co, Contributor to TEC’s blessing liturgy