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Michael W. Cooper, S.J., Saint Leo University (Florida)

Daniel Horan, OFM, Catholic Theological Union (Illinois)

In light of this year’s theme on the “challenge and celebration of global Catholicism,” the Spirituality section welcomes paper or panel proposals pertaining to this topic. We are particularly interested in papers that relate to the following:

  • Explorations in the meaning and methodology of spirituality (either academically or in terms of practices) from postcolonial or decolonial contexts;
  • Spiritual practices of lament, transformation, penance, or reconciliation in response to the increasing global reckoning of clergy sexual abuse and coverup;
  • Interpretations or applications of Pope Francis’s recent Apostolic Exhortation on holiness Gaudete et Exsultate from various global contexts;
  • Dialogue with, resources from, or comparative studies of Indigenous/First Nations/ Native American spiritual traditions or practices from a global context;
  • Explorations of the question: “What is Global Catholic Spirituality Today?”
  • Insights, hopes, challenges, or implications for the study or practice of spirituality from the recent Synod of Bishops on Young Adults, particularly in an age when young adults are increasingly disaffiliating from Catholicism.

Other topics related to the field of spirituality are also welcome, but priority will be given to those proposals more closely aligned with this year’s convention theme.

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