Speculum Iustitiae 2024 Conference Event Details

The Speculum Iustitiae 2024 Conference for Canon and Civil Lawyers will be August 6-7, 2024.

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5250 Justin Road
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

  • Tuesday, August 6

    7:30 A.M. Check in / Breakfast in Culina Mariana Café
    8:30 A.M. Welcome and Opening Remarks
    9:00 A.M. The Very Reverend John Lessard - “The Canonical Status of the SSPX and Its Consequences in the Sacramental Life of the Faithful
    10:00 A.M. Question and Answer Session
    10:15 A.M. Break
    10:30 A.M. Attorney Luke A. Lafferre - “Avoiding Litigation, or, How to Immanentize the Eschaton
    11:30 A.M. Question and Answer Session
    11:45 A.M. Prepare for Holy Mass
    12:15 P.M. Holy Mass
    1:15 P.M. Lunch
    2:15 P.M. The Reverend Vincent W. Woo - “The Canonical Right of a Priest to Celebrate Mass individuali modo in light of the Post-conciliar Teachings on the Eucharist
    3:15 P.M. Question and Answer Session
    3:30 P.M. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary
    4:00 P.M. Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
    4:45 P.M. Departure to the Radisson Hotel
    5:30 P.M. Preprandial Social
    6:00 P.M. Dinner followed by the Question and Answer Panel Discussion

  • Wednesday, August 7

    7:30 A.M. Breakfast in Culina Mariana Café
    9:00 A.M. Mr. Timothy Cavanaugh, JCL - "Proles in suis principiis - Distinguishing between the good of children and procreative intent"
    10:00 A.M. Question and Answer Session
    10:15 A.M. Break
    10:30 A.M. His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke - “Can. 915: The Minister of the Holy Eucharist and Those Not to Be Admitted to Holy Communion
    11:30 A.M. Question and Answer Session and Closing Remarks
    11:55 A.M. Prepare for Holy Mass
    12:15 P.M. Holy Mass
    1:15 P.M. Lunch in Culina Mariana Café

For Priests - Diocese of La Crosse and Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Letter of Suitability Guidelines

His Excellency, William P. Callahan, Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse has asked that we have all visiting priests or deacons send a letter of suitability to the diocese if they desire to exercise ministry at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Letters need to be received at the Diocese of La Crosse and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at least five (5) days in advance of exercising ministry at the Shrine.

Teresa Brown, Director of Safe Environment, is the contact for the Holy Cross Diocesan Center. Ruben Mendoza, Pilgrimage Coordinator, is the contact for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please attach a copy of the letter of suitability in an email addressing each contact noted below. Thank you.

Please include the following:

  • Affirmation of good moral character and reputation.
  • Affirmation of qualification for this ministry.
  • Affirmation of background and suitability to work with minor children.
  • Completion of annual Safe Environment training.
  • Completion of Child Protection training.
  • Completion of Safe Environment background check.

Emails:

Diocese of La Crosse: Teresa Brown, tbrown@diolc.org

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Steven Doll, sdoll@guadalupeshrine.org