The 2016 Theology of the Body (TOB) Congress will be held Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25 (with a “Pre-Congress” Thursday, September 22) at the Ontario Convention Center in Southern California. The event will include keynote addresses and workshops by prominent Catholic speakers on Theology of the Body and related family life topics. Keynote speakers include Christopher West, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Damon Owens, Dr. John Grabowski of Catholic University of America, Dr. Edward Sri, Msgr. Brian Bransfield, and Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, among others. For a complete list of speakers and topics, visit www.tobcongress.com.
The event is organized by the Theology of the Body Institute in Downingtown, Pennsylvania; this is the first year the congress has been held in California. Spaces are still available; register online or walk in.
Ahead of the congress, CWR spoke to Jen Settle, managing director of the Theology of the Body Institute, and Jason Evert of the Chastity Project, one of the featured speakers.
CWR: What is Theology of the Body?
Jen Settle: It is Pope St. John Paul II’s first work of his pontificate that explained human love: our identity, our vocation, and our calling. He wanted to answer two questions: number one, who am I? And number two, how do I find happiness?
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