Presentation at Congreso Internacional De Pastoral Urbana CDMX

Wonderful to visit Mexico City for the first time to deliver a talk (“Territorialidad y Desterritorialización de la Ciudad y la Parroquia”) to a gathering of Catholic bishops, priests, and lay leaders from México and beyond. Urban parishes were in the spotlight, addressed from a variety of lenses and geographic vantage points. I enjoyed the opportunity to connect and update research conducted for my book, Parish and Place — with a central focus on “personal parishes” serving specific, non-territorial Catholic populations and purposes. My Spanish was rusty but the audience was forgiving — grateful for enriching conversations and prospects for future collaboration! Thanks especially to Carlos Cardinal Aguiar Retes, Archbishop of México, for the invitation, and hosts Dr. Jesus Antonio Serrano and the Seminario Conciliar de México.