The History and Context of the Council


Kathleen Riley PhD

Event Date: 

September 6, 2012 - 3:30pm


Sansbury Hall, Colonial Room

The first lecture in The Big Ideas of the Second Vatican Council lecture series sponsored by the Center for Dominican Studies and the Martin de Porres Center. Dr. Riley is Professor of History at Ohio Dominican University, having joined the faculty in 1995 after serving as an Adjunct Professor of History at Canisius College in Buffalo for many years. She also serves as a member of the Canonization Cause for Servant of God/Venerable Fulton J, Sheen, Diocese of Peoria, IL.

Current research interest:

Marian Apparitions – History of American Catholics’ Piety/Devotion to The Blessed Mother, with a focus on Fatima and Medjugorje


B.A.: Nazareth College of Rochester, 1976

M.A.: University of Notre Dame, 1978

Ph.D.: University of Notre Dame, 1988

Selected Publications:

Fulton J. Sheen:  An American Catholic Response to the 20th Century (Alba House: 2004).

Lockport: Historic Jewel of the Erie Canal (Arcadia Press:  2005).

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