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Mid-West Regional Meeting of the Canon Law Society of America
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the
Mid‐West Regional Meeting of the Canon Law Society of America
Hosted by the Diocese of Gaylord in beautiful
Traverse City, Michigan, from
May 6‐8, 2019
This conference will focus on the ministry of the tribunal. The expected outcome is that these topics will stimulate and enable more effective service on the part of both seasoned canonists and others invited to the meeting. All will be geared toward key, practical aspects of the ministry. For some this will be a useful review. Others will find the information enlightening.
1. Reverend Monsignor Kenneth E. Boccafola, Retired Prelate‐Auditor of the
Roman Rota: “Important and Interesting Rotal Decisions Rendered in the Past
2. Reverend Paul D. Counce, JCL, Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Baton Rouge:
“Highlights of Dignitas connubii, Amoris laetitia, Mitis judex and Other Recent
Documents Pertaining to Tribunal Ministry.”
3. Reverend Monsignor Mark A. Plewka, JCL, Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Pueblo:
“Communicating the Decision to Petitioners and Respondents.”
4. Lee B. Kneipp, PhD, Expert Witness, Dioceses of Alexandria and Shreveport, “Expert Testimony: Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Your Witness.”
5. John R. Amos, JCD, STL, MDiv: “Fostering the Therapeutic Effects of Marriage Nullity Trials and General Introduction to the Conference.”
For reservations, please contact the Park Place Hotel and Conference Center at 231‐946‐5000. Guest rooms are available at the special convention rate of $119.95 per night from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, 2019.
The Park Place Hotel and Conference Center is located in the heart of beautiful
downtown Traverse City, Michigan, at 300 East State Street (49684). Check‐in time is 4 p.m.