An expert in marrying the science of psychology with the Catholic view of the human person will be the keynote speaker at a conference on marriage in Sydney next year.
Dr Gregory Bottaro, a New York-based clinical psychologist and founder of the Catholic Psych Institute is a world leader in integrating psychology and Catholic anthropology in the field of counselling, according to conference co-convenor, Francine Pirola.
The Renaissance of Marriage National Catholic Leadership Conference will be held at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, from February 16-17, 2018.
Francine, who is a director along with husband Dr Byron Pirola of the Marriage Resource Centre, says it will gather those leaders “who are passionate about Catholic marriage and want to be part of promoting the marriage culture”.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will also join the line-up of speakers including counsellors, educators, clergy, and married couples who are engaged in ministry to present succinct, high-energy talks.
“This is an opportunity for leaders in their fields to network and share ideas on educating young people about marriage and supporting couples on their marriage journey,” says Francine.
The conference is inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. It places a strong emphasis on what will benefit Australian Catholic families.
Participants will choose among three conference streams of talks and in-depth workshops; aimed at either youth and schools, the engaged and newlywed, or marriage enrichment and support.
For information and to register visit: marriageresourcecentre.org/national-conference