Love & Responsibility Event

Love and Responsibility: A Conversation on Dating and Marriage

October 26-27, 2018

St. John Neumann Parish
5455 Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78746

Join us for a fun and interactive weekend of exploring and discussing key themes from John Paul II’s book Love and Responsibility and its practical application to dating and marriage! As with other NCSC weekends, there will be various pre/post events to visit with fellow attendees and see Austin and the surrounding area!

This event is co-hosted by NCSC and CatholicATX.

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Featured Speakers:

Dr. Kerry Cronin – featured on The Dating Project!

Kerry Cronin, PhD is the Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and the Faculty Fellow in BC’s Center for Student Formation. For over 20 years, she has taught in the Boston College interdisciplinary Perspectives Program, a Philosophy and Theology program in the “Great Books” tradition. Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs at BC and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation.

Since April 2004, when she led a panel discussion on campus titled “Take Back the Date,” Cronin has been speaking to packed student audiences on such topics as “The Imperfect Art of Dating,” “Dating 101,” and “Sex and the Single Student.” She has also taken her message off campus, delivering talks at over 70 colleges and universities. The title of this 2011 talk summarizes her direct approach: “10 Reasons Why You’re Not Dating and What to Do About It.”
Most recently she was featured on the 2018 documentary The Dating Project. Her message is relevant not only to college students but to singles of varying ages who find themselves wondering how to navigate the current dating crisis in today’s culture.


Dr. David Delaney

David H. Delaney, PhD is Director and Senior Fellow at Mother of the Americas Institute in San Antonio, Texas, a think tank for the new evangelization. He received his doctorate in systematic theology at The Catholic University of America were he focused on St. John Paul II’s theological anthropology, especially his theology of men and fatherhood. He is also Professor of Systematic Theology forming seminarians, deacon candidates and laity in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Dr. Delaney developed the curriculum for a Master’s degree program in marriage and family life at the Mexican American Catholic College, in San Antonio, Texas.  He has also developed a new marriage formation program, entitled The Great Mystery, for which he has published a book and accompanying couple’s guide. The Great Mystery is aimed especially at helping dating couples to discern whether they are being called to marry one another.


5-7pm – Registration and check-in (opportunity to browse exhibits) (Holy Family Center)
5.30-6.45pm – Spaghetti Dinner by Knights of Columbus (Morris Hall and outside patio)
7-9pm – Opening Session (Holy Family Center)
9pm – Off-site socials in Austin (more details coming soon to Social Events page)


9-9.30am Mass (Church) (confessions available from 9.30am-1.30pm)
9.30-10am – Coffee break with light refreshments / browse exhibits (Holy Family Center)
10-11am – Session 2 (Holy Family Center)
11-11.30am – Break
11.30am – Small group discussion
Noon-12.30 – Session 3 – Q&A
12.30-2pm – Catered Lunch, social time, browse exhibits (Morris Hall and outside patio)
2-3pm – Adoration service (Church)
3pm – Break, browse exhibits
3.30-4.45pm – Closing Session  (Holy Family Center)
5pm – Dinner and socializing off-site at local venues (more details coming soon to Social Events page)

See Social Events page for more opportunities to socialize on Thursday evening and Sunday!

Schedule subject to change.



Early-Bird Registration (by October 12th) – Individual: $95 / Married Couple: $175

Regular Registration (after October 12th) – Individual: $125 / Married Couple: $225.

Registration includes dinner on Friday, coffee and light refreshments and a catered lunch on Saturday, plus access to all of the sessions and exhibitors. (Those registered for the weekend may also register for Social Events scheduled before and after the conference.) 

If you have any trouble with registration or would like to register by phone, please call 512-766-5798

Cancellation Policy:
Refund requests must be made in writing and sent by email to Mirjana Northrop at A full refund minus a $25 administrative fee is available through October 12th, after which date no refunds are available.

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