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 Tuesday, May 16

4:00-7:00 Registration at SJV
5:00-6:15 Mass and opening exhortation
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:30 Pia de Solenni, STD: What Is Gender Ideology and Why Do US Dioceses Need to Be Prepared to Respond to It?

 Wednesday, May 17

8:30 Breakfast
9:00-noon Morning session: The Perspective of Medical and Psychological Science
 9:00-10:00 Deacon Patrick Lappert, MD: Transgender Surgery and Christian Anthropology
 10:15-11:15 Suzanne Hollman, PsyD, MSc: What Does the Science and Practice of Psychology Tell Us about Gender Identity?
 11:30-noon Discussion
Noon-1:00 Mass
1:00-1:45 Lunch
2:00-5:00 Afternoon session: The Philosophical and Theological Perspective
 2:00-3:00 Susan Selner-Wright, PhD: Why Is Gender Ideology Incompatible with Catholicism?
 3:15-4:15 Margaret Harper McCarthy, PhD: The Emperor’s (New) New Clothes: A Look at the Logic of the (Not So) New Gender Ideology
 4:30-5:00 Discussion
5:00-6:00 Free Time
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:00 The Pastoral Perspective: Father Philip Bochanski: Welcoming and Accompanying Catholics with Confusion about Sexual Identity

 Thursday, May 18

8:00 Breakfast
8:30-11:30 Morning Session: Where is Gender Ideology Coming From?
Where is it Going?
 8:30-9:30 Mary Rice Hasson, JD: The Cultural Impact of Gender Ideology: What Happened and How Did It Happen So Fast
 9:45-10:45 Helen Alvaré, JD: The Legal Situation in the US
 11:00-11:30 Discussion and Brainstorming questions to be presented to panel
Noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Panel: Modelling Compassionate Truthful Responses to Difficult Questions and Situations (e.g. “My son wants to wear a dress for First Communion”)
2:30-3:30 Closing Mass