Webinar: Fr Louis Cameli: Rediscovering co-responsibility in mission

For our next ACI webinar, we have a very special guest from the USA, Fr Louis Cameli, Cardinal Cupich’s delegate for formation and mission in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Fr Louis will speak to us on the importance of the lay vocation, and on the role of the lay apostolic movements in promoting that vocation in the light of Church teaching from Vatican II until Pope Francis.

Citing the significant historical role played by the Cardijn movements, he recently called for the Church to retrieve its history of co-responsibility in mission.”

Chicago has long been a centre in the USA for the Cardijn movements and is still the centre for the Cardijn-inspired Christian Family Movement.

Webinar Details

Australian time: Saturday 8 June, 10am

US Eastern time: Friday 7 June, 8pm

Register here


Fr Louis Cameli

Fr Louis John Cameli is a Chicago Heights, Illinois, native and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he received his licentiate in theology in 1970 and a doctorate in theology with a specialisation in spirituality in 1975.

He is the author of more than a dozen books and served as principal writer and general editor of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s document The Basic Plan for the Ongoing Formation of Priests.

In 1975, he became professor of spirituality, director of spiritual life, and dean of theology at Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. In 1996, Cardinal Bernardin appointed him as director of ongoing formation of priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago and director of the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein.

In 2002, he received the Blessed Pope John XXIII award from the National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy for his contributions to the continuing education and ongoing formation of priests.

In March 2009, Cardinal Francis George appointed Fr Cameli as his delegate for Christian Formation and Mission for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Read more

Louis J. Cameli, Clericalism isn’t the only thing stopping the Catholic Church from embracing synodality (America magazine)



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