Conference: "Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment"

Location: McKenna Hall

Most Rev. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, will deliver the keynote address at a conference called “Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

The goal of the conference is to examine the cultural influences that form young people today and equip the Church with a renewed missionary creativity. The conference anticipates the 15th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the topic of young people, the faith and vocational discernment in October 2018 in Rome.

Registration opened September 5, 2017 for the conference sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Paid registrants are guaranteed seating to Barron’s keynote address on Monday, March 5 and a lecture by Nicholas Carr on Tuesday, March 6. Carr is an expert on technology and culture and a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

For more information on registration and admission to the lectures, visit

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