Brescia University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II with a three-part conference series to take place October 28th, November 4th and November 11th.
The conference will include six presenters, from both Brescia University and St. Meinrad, with each conference featuring two speakers.
Stuart Squires, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology at Brescia University, will kick off the conference series on October 28th, providing an overall summary of the council in its historical context.
“I am excited for this conference. We are going to reflect on the most important event in Catholicism in the past 500 years: what happened, how do we understand it, and what does it mean? To be a Catholic today, in a sense, is to live in conversation with Vatican II. We have six first-rate scholars who will explain the historical context of Vatican II, clarify the meaning of the documents themselves, and unpack the reception of the Council over the past 50 years.”
Other presenters for the conference include Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University, Dr. Nathaniel Marx and Dr. Keith Lemna from St. Meinrad and Dr. Daniel Kuthy and Fr. Ray Goetz from Brescia University.
Each presenter will focus on a specific document from the council that discuss the liturgy, the nature of the Church, ecumenical dialogue, the Church and the Modern World and Church/State issues.
The full schedule includes:
Wednesday, October 28th: 6:30-8:00 pm:
Dr. Stuart Squires (Brescia University)
Dr. Nathaniel Marx (St. Meinrad)
Wednesday, November 4th: 6:30-8:00 pm
Dr. Keith Lemna (St. Meinrad)
Fr. Larry Hostetter (Brescia University)
Wednesday, November 11th: 6:30-8:00 pm
Fr. Ray Goetz (Brescia University)
Dr. Daniel Kuthy (Brescia University)
This a free event and is open to the general public. Community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Stuart Squires at 270-686-2114 or [email protected].