As we prepare for the upcoming Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Poles, we wanted to provide you with some information on our two keynote speakers – Auxilliary Bishop of Chicago Andrew Wypych and Stuart Dybek, author and writer in residence at Northwestern University:
The Most Rev. Andrew P. Wypych, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago
Bishop Andrew Wypych is Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate V in the Archdiocese of Chicago and serves as the National Executive Director of the Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland and Polonia. He was ordained in Krakow, Poland in 1979 with a Degree in Liturgy from the Papal Theological Academy in Krakow and a Masters in Theology. Prior to his Episcopal Ordination, he served as Pastor at St. Pancratius, Five Holy Martyrs, and St. Francis Borgia Parishes.
Stuart Dybek, Northwestern University Professor and Chicago Writer
Stuart Dybek is the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences distinguished writer in residence at Northwestern University. He is the author of three books of fiction: I Sailed With Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. He recently published two collections of short stories: Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories and Paper Lantern: Love Stories.