On the Catholic Imagination Conference
Since returning from the Catholic Imagination Conference now a month ago, held in Dallas this year, I’m left with many thoughts mostly in the directions of Catholic education and culture. It was refreshing to be among so many writers and readers interested in pursuing that elusive entity called the Catholic imagination. From discussions participated in and overheard, that debate is easy to start (i.e. sacramental and incarnational) but hard to describe how exactly that plays out in our daily expression.
I’ve been discussing with my wife what this means and it only gets deeper the more you dwell on it. I have four young kids of my own and this is a pragmatic topic for us. It’s hard enough to encourage a healthy imagination, let alone a vigorous imagination informed by our Catholic faith. I expect that many of my future posts will be inspired, influenced by or directly about the daily growth of the Catholic imagination in my own family.
In the meantime, below is a short video produced by the CIC giving some snapshot and responses to the experience. It’s a good taste of what we experienced.