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The University of Dallas Ministry Conference

October 23 - 25, 2014


The University of Dallas Ministry Conference is held each October and is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese's of Dallas and Fort Worth. It strives to bring together Catholic faithful from the two dioceses and the surrounding area to learn, pray, and serve. The event will also feature session tracks specifically designed for teachers, Catechists, and general Catholic audiences, including talks on faith, parenting, and social justice. Sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and the conference will also host over 100 exhibitors, a liturgical art display, and musical performances by well-known and up-and-coming Catholic artists.


Keynote Speaker:

Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB

Speaking on the apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Archbishop Michael Miller has been the chief shepherd of Vancouver's 475,000 Catholics since January 2009. In the 36 years since his ordination, he has held a remarkable number of positions, from university president to the Vatican's secretary for Catholic education. In addition to teaching theology in seminaries in Mexico and Rome, he has served on the boards of schools, universities, health-care institutions, and professional and public service organizations.

From 1992 to 1997 Archbishop Miller worked in the Vatican's Secretariat of State, and in 2003, Pope John Paul II appointed him to the episcopacy and named him secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education and vice president of the Pontifical Work of Priestly Vocations. As a senior official of the Roman Curia, he served as a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, for the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, and as a consultor to the Congregation for Bishops.

In addition to English, Archbishop Miller is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French. He has received six honorary doctorates from universities around the world and is a specialist on the papacy and modern papal teaching. He has written seven books on topics ranging from the Holy See's teaching on Catholic schools, to the development of the papacy and the encyclicals of Pope John Paul II. His book "The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools" is currently in use in the 45 schools of the Archdiocese.



Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039
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Marlon De La Torre, MA MEd.
Department Director for Catechesis

Melissa Loza
Administrative Assistant


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