On October 31st, Over 3,500 Catholic school educators including approximately 2,600 teachers and administrators from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education will attend the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators.”
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the presider and homilist during the Liturgy of the Word. Immediately following the prayer service, Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education will address attendees on the topic of “Mission, Vision and Virtues.” The keynote address of the conference will be delivered by Reverend Robert J. Spitzer, President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith. Father Spitzer’s address will focus on “Science, Reason and Mystery.”
In January 2014, Archbishop Chaput called for a gathering of all elementary, secondary and special education school faculties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This event marks the first time Archbishop Chaput and Mr. Mominey are addressing teachers and administrators of the Archdiocese as well as educators in private Catholic and Independence Mission Schools (IMS) all gathered together under one roof.
Reverend Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., is a Catholic Priest of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Father Spitzer is the former President of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and is the founder and current President of the Magis Center. The mission of the Magis Center is, to explore and share the close connection between reason and faith as revealed by new discoveries in physics and philosophy.