Love, Sex, and Gender

In a world starved for love, inundated with sex, and confused about gender, this workshop will peer underneath the surface of the firestorm surging around these issues to gain insights to the roots of these cultural struggles. Through the lens of the Theology of the BodyLove and Responsibility, and Amoris Laetitia, we'll look at the merciful truth the Church offers regarding what Catholic teachers and catechetical leaders are called to faithfully proclaim.  We'll also discuss how to take practical steps forward in relationship with those experiencing pain and questions in these areas. The session will include prayer and questions and answers.


Brian Butler

Brian co-founded Dumb Ox in 2002 and went full-time in 2006. Before that, he served as the Associate Director for Youth Catechesis in the Archdiocese of New Orleans for two years, after spending five years teaching theology and coordinating campus ministry at the high school level. He is co-author of Theology of the Body for Teens (High School and Middle School Editions) as well as The Bible Thumper (vols. 1 & 2) and the director of the feature-length reality film, Mystery Trip. Brian’s bachelor’s degree is in Communications and he holds a Masters in Theology from Notre Dame Seminary School of Theology. He has over 15 years of youth ministry experience, and is a popular speaker and trainer around the country. He enjoys music, sports and spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.