Love and Responsibility Speaker/Concert Series Kicks Off June 13


The “Love and Responsibility” speaker/concert series kicks off on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. and will run through Aug. 1. Set in the courtyard of Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. 14th St. in Manhattan, young adults from all over the city are invited to gather, pray and connect with one another through a shared vision for responsible ways of relating intimately with one another. The series is based on the principles of Pope John Paul II’s landmark book by the same name and examines the interconnectedness of the human person, human sexuality and the role of marriage.

The series, which has amassed a considerable following over the past seven years, is sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Young Adult Outreach, and will feature weekly speakers discussing specific topics concerning love and intimacy in the digital age. The talks will be followed by performances by critically acclaimed Christian musicians. The complete list of speakers and musicians is below:


June 13:  “The Triumph”

Speaker:  Christopher West

Music:  Mike Mangione


June 20:  “Intimacy Before Marriage”

Speaker/Music:  Jackie Francois


June 27:  “Rejecting Love’s Counterfeit in a Digital Age”

Speaker:  Matt Fradd

Music:  ‘His Own’


July 18:  “The Joy to Be”

Speakers:  Damon and Melanie Owens

Music:  Alverlis


July 25:  “Men, Women and the Mystery of Love”

Speaker:  Dr. Edward Sri

Music:  Steve Rees


Aug. 1: “It’s Complicated: Relationships and Emotional Virtue”

Speaker:  Sarah Swafford

Music:  Marie Miller


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