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FemCatholic Conference: For Women, For the Church


FemCatholic Conference: For Women, For the Church

The FemCatholic Conference is a platform for Education, Connection, and Activation to make the world and the Church a better place for women. And to explore how the Church and the world can be bettered because of the contributions of women!

In its inaugural year, we are bringing together men and women to further what St. Pope John Paul II called for: “a campaign for the promotion of women.”

Because women matter: in the Church, and in the world.

See the full list of announced speakers:

Three things you can count on taking away from this exciting event are:

On what Jesus and Church teachings actually say about women, feminism, and “the feminine genius.

How is Catholic feminism similar, and different, to secular modern feminism?

What does it look like to care about what’s best for women and live as a Catholic?

Is there a uniquely Catholic response to sexual assault and rape culture?

The FemCatholic Conference will feature some of the BEST thought leaders on these topics lined up to give you a unique educational foundation that is totally Catholic – and totally pro-woman. It’s a lineup unlike ANYWHERE else.

With other people who don’t fit all “the boxes.”

If you’re too “left” for your conservative friends or too “right” for your liberal ones, if you hide your views on certain issues when you’re in different circles, or if you’re wondering whether feminist inclinations and a deep catholic faith can coexist – WELCOME!

Concern for women’s equality is deeply Catholic and rooted in our understanding of human dignity, which is why we want you to hear and learn from women who are deeply passionate about advocating for equality, AND for truth.

The FemCatholic Conference will feature multiple small group networking opportunities, where you can connect with people working to advance women in the same arenas you’re in – whether that’s the workplace, the home, within Church organizations or society at large.

To bring the power of women to both the Church and the world.

By “power of women,” we mean so much more than the ability to be a domestic goddess OR a corporate queen bee; more than a single faceted understanding of what it looks like to be a woman passionate about making a change. We’re talking about a deeply resilient, courageous, human-person focused strength.

The FemCatholic Conference will be a platform for women’s voices unlike any other, and showcase the diversity and strength of women in our Catholic Church. You will be inspired by new role models and discover your own strength in their examples and voices.

The Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University
Catholic Women’s Forum

The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being achieved in its fullness, the hour in which woman acquires in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is under-going so deep a transformation, women impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid mankind in not falling. – Pope Paul VI, 1965

Can men attend this event?

Can non-Catholics attend this event?

What meals are included with my ticket?
Bagel breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and all-day coffee and water are included.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a parking garage on-site for $7.
Loyola University is also right off the Chicago CTA Red line Loyola stop.

What are my hotel options?
We recommend staying at the Hampton Inn - Loyola.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email us at ZmVtY2F0aG9saWNjb25mZXJlbmNlIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=

I'm nursing my infant. Can I bring baby, or find a place to pump?
Nursing infants are welcome! We can also do our best to make accommodations for breastfeeding or pumping. Please contact us at the email address above with your needs.

I want to sponsor, advertise, or be a vendor at the conference. How can I do that?
Enter the code "PARTNER" in the *Eventbrite* ticket check-out to show options and availability.

What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell your ticket to someone else.

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