Legal Issues and Catechetics: Navigating the Waters While Being Faithful to the Gospel – Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy


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Today’s world of catechesis involves not only fidelity to the Gospel and the message we are called to proclaim, but also an awareness of the legal issues that impact our ministry.  This workshop will identify and discuss thorny legal issues and their implications for today’s catechists who work in both God’s world and the secular world of legalities.  A legal/ethical/Gospel model for decision making will be presented

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Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy is a sister of charity of Nazareth who has taught at all levels of Catholic education from elementary through graduate school.  she served eight years as principal of a Catholic high school.  For the past thirty years, Sister Angie has served in Catholic higher education as vice-president, dean, program director and director of disabilities services, and professor.  Sister Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education, a juris doctorate in law, and a PH.d. in educational administration and supervision.  Her research concerns the law as it affects Catholic schools and church ministry.  She is considered an expert on catholic education and the law in the united states, a consultant to numerous dioceses, Sister Angie is a highly sought after national speaker and the author of over thirty texts.  Currently, Sister is senior distinguished fellow of catholic education at Loyola Marymount university in Los Angeles, although her home is in Louisville, Kentucky.  She is the recipient of numerous awards.  She has been named one of the 25 most influential persons in Catholic education.  In April, she received the national Catholic education association’s highest award, the J. Albert Koob award for excellence in, and contributions to, Catholic education.

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