The Young Life Catholic Forum was a nationwide gathering of missional leaders in the historic Cathedral Basilica of Brooklyn to pray for kids, read the signs of the times, and forge innovative approaches to the new evangelization. Young Life staff and volunteers mingled with Catholic priests, bishops and pastoral leaders to discuss the missionary collaboration between the world's largest Christian body and the most effective ministry to teenagers. This three-day event in the heart of New York City launched a new era of collaboration between Young Life and the Catholic Church. 
Here's a sample of the presentations from the forum (all available to download). Special thanks to Aux Bishop James Massa and the Diocese of Brooklyn for co-sponsoring this event.

Michael Havercamp     Keynote
Dr. Michael Havercamp, director of Young Life Catholic Relations, offered the opening keynote address within absentia notes from Bishop Daniel Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, TX.
Kathy Goller
Diocese of Buffalo
Kathy Goller, director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY, gave a witness of her own transformation and the reason Young Life is giving her hope amidst contemporary trials.
Marisa Avromovich Catholics & YL Camping
Marisa Avramovich, the training coordinator for Young Life's Southwest Division, delivers a presentation on the power of Young Life camp to reach disconnected Catholic youth.

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Auxiliary Bishop James Massa of the Diocese of Brooklyn offered a penetrating keynote address on the three historical phases of the modern ecumenical movement. As a systematic theologian and ecumenist, Bishop Massa sheds light on the profound potential for Young Life and the Catholic Church today. 


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