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April 20, 2001

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA TO HOST ANNUAL
PENNSYLVANIA CATHOLIC CHARITIES CONFERENCE

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host the ninth annual Pennsylvania Catholic Charities Conference April 25 - 27, 2001 at the Radisson Valley Forge, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will celebrate the closing Mass. The keynote speakers are John J. DiIulio, Jr., PhD, Director of the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and Patricia Kelly PhD, Founder and Director of Kelly Counseling & Consulting. Dr. Kelly is a frequent presenter for conferences of clergy, social workers and educators.

Pennsylvania Catholic Charities Conference

Wednesday, April 25, 2001 1:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Keynote Address by Patricia M. Kelly, PhD
Animating Leadership Among Parents, Grandparents and Caretakers
Radisson Valley Forge
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 26, 2001 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address by John DiIulio, PhD
Director of White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Radisson Valley Forge

Friday, April 27, 2001 8:00 a.m.
Closing Mass
Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia
Radisson Valley Forge

The Pennsylvania Catholic Charities Conference will draw attendees from across the state. Workshops will highlight a variety of issues, including post abortion counseling, cultural diversity, the use of drug therapy and community outreach. Programs for the mentally challenged, children, senior citizens and the homeless will be featured. Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a major recipient of Catholic Charities funds, is the largest private provider of human services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and serves an overall client base that is approximately 50% non-Catholic.

Contact
Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist
215-587-3747

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