The Theme for MAC2020 is Witnessing Love in The Interim Time.
In October, 2019 Russ Feldmeier MM, who will be with us at the MAC, attended the Religious Formation Conference in Louisville. Russ was excited to report that the title of the keynote presentation, by Rev. Bryan Massingale was: Courage for An Interim Time That Does Not Yet Know Its Name. Hearing that let those of us on the MAC2020 team know (as we had suspected) that we were onto something when we chose the theme & title over a year ago. In a recent address to an Italian youth gathering, Pope Francis expressed the same understanding when he declared that we are not living in an “era of change,” but rather “a change of eras.”
We on the MAC team are very much looking forward to hearing our keynote presenter Nancy Sylvester IHM, who, utilizing different dynamics, will speak to the MAC theme in her presentation on The Transformative Power of Love. In her synopsis Nancy begins… How do we witness to love in a time of chaos when all of structures and systems are breaking down? How do we witness to Love in a time when polarities continue to separate us – as family, friends, citizens and members of the planetary community? To read more, go to: https://www.mkmac.org/details and scroll to Nancy’s synopsis aside her photo.
Bryan Massingale, priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is a professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University in New York. He is the author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church (Orbis, 2010).