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Tuesday, May 16 4p.m. – Thursday, May 18 3:30p.m.

We are experiencing a moment of the annihilation of man as the image of God.
I would like to conclude with this aspect, since behind all this there are ideologies. In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine forms of ideological colonization taking place. And one of these – I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology of] “gender”. Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this is terrible!”
Pope Francis to Polish Bishops (July 27, 2016)

St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, in cooperation with the Catholic Women’s Forum and Courage International, is sponsoring a conference in May on framing a Catholic response to Gender Ideology. The conference will offer talks from the medical, psychological, philosophical, theological, pastoral, and legal perspectives.   The conference will help participants frame a proactive, truthful and compassionate response to gender ideology as it arises in the diocesan context. The conference will be held in Denver at St. John Vianney’s campus from Tuesday, May 16 through Thursday, May 18.

Cost & Accommodations

$150 (includes all meals)  


Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222



Mention “Archdiocese of Denver May 2017” for the Group Rate
Discount Rate for Reservations prior to April 24 

“Yet another challenge is posed by the various forms of an ideology of gender that “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family. This ideology leads to educational programmes and legislative enactments that promote a personal identity and emotional intimacy radically separated from the biological difference between male and female.”
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of Pope Francis ¶ 56

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