USM Theology Lecture Explores the Second Vatican Council

9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 | Mead Hall Walnut Room


Dr. Massimo Faggioli

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary department of theology, philosophy & pastoral ministry presents The Search for Catholic Identity: Interpreting the Legacy of the Second Vatican Council with author and professor Dr. Massimo Faggioli for USM’s annual Theology Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Mead Hall Walnut Room on the university’s Leavenworth campus, 4100 South 4th Street.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.

“Every new Pope has to revisit the reforms that were outlined by the Second Vatican Council,” said Dr. Amanda Quantz, chair of USM’s department of theology, philosophy & pastoral ministry. “For some Catholics, John Paul II and Benedict XVI did not do enough to implement the changes envisioned by the Council’s architects… For others, Vatican II went too far.

Whatever your perspective, Vatican II is an important part of how Catholicism might develop in the 21st century,” Dr. Quantz added.

A native of Italy, Faggioli earned his Ph.D. at the University of Turin. He is assistant professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.). He is the author of Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning, and True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Contact Dr. Quantz at 913-758-6158 or Amanda.Quantz@stmary.edu for more information about this event.