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The Primacy of God in a Secular Age

On the Theological Virtue of Faith

Featuring: Lawrence Feingold, Michael J. Gorman, and Denys Turner

All Things That Were Made
On Creation, Creatures, and Their Creator

June 6-8, 2024 | St. Paul, Minnesota

Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Theological Formation
at The Saint Paul Seminary, University of St. Thomas (MN)

Conference Details

Conference Dates

Attendance Mode

Conference Location

Conference registration closed on May 1, 2024.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 (afternoon and evening)

Friday, June 7, 2024 (all day)

Saturday, June 8, 2024 (all day)

This conference offers in-person attendance only.

N.B.: Conference presenters should expect to have 20 minutes to present, with 10 minutes of discussion to follow each presentation.

The Saint Paul Seminary, University of St. Thomas

2260 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota (U.S.A.)


Conference Fees

Registration, Lodging, and Meals: $450 total

(The Sacra Doctrina Project members receive a $35 discount.)

Registration and Meals (for commuters): $210 total

Lodging includes three nights onsite in a dormitory at the University of St. Thomas. Most bedrooms are single occupancy, in a suite or an apartment with a shared bathroom.

Meals include dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday, optional breakfast on Sunday, and cocktail hours on Thursday and Friday nights, as well as coffee service and snacks throughout the conference.

For those wishing to stay offsite, several hotels are available about 5 miles from campus, in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Conference Travel

Nearest Airport:

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Visitors can travel from the airport to the seminary by taxi/ride share. Alternatively, public transportation is available via MetroTransit. About a dozen rental car companies are on site at MSP.

Nearest Train Station:

Union Depot, 214 4th Street East. Serves Amtrak trains, as well as Greyhound, Jefferson, and Megabus. Transportation via MetroTransit and taxi/ride share are available from the Depot. Hertz offers car rentals on site at the Depot.


Parking will be available for all conference attendees in either the Anderson Parking Ramp or in the Morrison Hall Parking Ramp.

Presses Attending

Emmaus Academic Press (see below for press giveaway)

Faithlife Corporation (Verbum/Logos)

Saint Paul Seminary Press (see below for press giveaway)

The Catholic University of America Press (display & discount only)

University of Notre Dame Press (giveaway & discount code only)

Arouca Press (display books & discount code only)

Cluny Media (display books & discount code only)

Ex Fontibus Company (display books & discount code only)

St. Augustine Press (display books & discount code only)

Marquette University Press (display books & discount code only)

New Priory Press (display books only)


Tentative Conference Schedule

Thursday, 6/6 - Optional Memorial of St. Norbert

1:00 - 7:00 pm    Conference Check-In

2:00 - 3:30 pm    Panel Session No. 1

4:00 - 5:30 pm    Panel Session No. 2

5:45 p.m.                Holy Mass

6:15 - 7:00 pm    Dinner available

7:15 pm                  Conference Welcome and Keynote: Christopher J. Thompson


8:45 pm                  Compline

9:00-10:00pm    Cocktail Hour

Friday, 6/7 - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

8:00 - 8:30 am      Eucharistic Adoration / Lauds

9:00 - 10:30 am   Panel Session No. 3

11:00-12:30pm   Panel Session No. 4

12:30 - 1:45 pm   Lunch

1:45 - 3:15 pm      Panel Session No. 5

3:45 - 5:15 pm      Panel Session No. 6


5:30 - 6:30 pm      Holy Mass, with Archbishop Bernard Hebda


6:30 - 8:00 pm      Dinner


7:00 - 8:00 pm      Plenary Session: John Brungardt & Fr. Dylan Schrader

8:15 pm                    Compline


8:30 - 10:00pm    Cocktail Hour

Saturday, 6/8 - Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

8:00 am                     Holy Mass

8:30 am                     SDP Members-Only Meeting


9:15 - 10:45 am    Panel Session No. 7


11:15-12:45pm    Evolution Panel Discussion - Kemp/Ramage/Tabaczek

12:45 - 2:00 pm    Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 pm       Panel Session No. 8

4:00 - 5:30 pm       Panel Session No. 9

5:30 - 6:00 pm       Eucharistic Adoration / Vespers

6:00 pm                     Anticipatory Mass - 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 - 8:30 pm       Conference Banquet

7:30 pm                     Keynote Address: William E. Carroll

8:30 pm                     Official Conclusion of the Conference

                                       2025 Conference Theme & Location Announcement


Sunday, 6/9

9:00 am                     Holy Mass - 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (optional)

9:30 - 11:00 am    Breakfast available (optional)

Academic Press Giveaways
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Emmaus Academic Press

In addition to offering a 40% Sacra Doctrina Project conference discount on their entire catalog, Emmaus Academic is awarding a $25 credit toward the purchase of any Emmaus Academic title to the first 25 registrants for the 2024 Sacra Doctrina Project conference. Register now to receive your $25 credit!

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Saint Paul Seminary Press

Saint Paul Seminary Press is giving away a free copy of one of the following books to 60 of the conference registrants:

  • Andreas Hoeck, Worthy Lamb: An Exegetical-Spiritual Commentary on John's Apocalypse

  • Walking with Jesus Christ: Catholic and Evangelical Visions of the Moral Life, ed. by Steven Hoskins & Christian D. Washburn

  • The Transcendent Mystery of God's Word: A Critical Synthesis of Antioch and Alexandria, ed. by John W. Martens & Paul V. Niskanen

University of Notre Dame Press

The University of Notre Dame Press is giving away one free copy of each of Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek's books. All conference attendees will be eligible to win. Names will be drawn at the beginning of the conference. 

  • Emergence: Towards A New Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science

  • Divine Action and Emergence: An Alternative to Panentheism

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