The Big Ideas of the Second Vatican Council

Event Date: 

September 6, 2012 - 3:30pm to October 25, 2012 - 5:00pm

Location: 

Sansbury Hall, Colonial Room

A lecture series sponsored by: the Center for Dominican Studies and the Martin de Porres Center

Every Thursday in September and October, 3:30-5pm

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council, we are offering an eight-week lecture series revisiting some of the central insights of The Second Vatican Council that still drive theology today. This lecture series is for anyone who is interested in theology, the role of the laity in the Church, and the intellectual life of the Roman Catholic Church.

vii lectures

The History and Context of the Council

Featuring: 

Kathleen Riley PhD

Event Date: 

Thursday, September 6

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.

The People of God

Featuring: 

Scott Steinkerchner OP, PhD

Event Date: 

Thursday, September 13

The second 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. Fr. Steinkerchner is the associate director of the Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican University and is Promoter General of the Internet for the worldwide Dominican order.

The Church: Sacrament in the World

Featuring: 

Ron Carstens PhD

Event Date: 

Thursday, September 20

The eighth and final 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. Carstens is Professor of Political Science and the Humanities at Ohio Dominican University, having joined the faculty as assistant professor in 1974, becoming a full professor with tenure in 1985. The students of Ohio Dominican voted him the Conley Award for Outstanding Teacher in 2001. This year, Dr. Carstens has become our first holder of the Dominican Professorate.

Did Anything Happen at Vatican II?

Featuring: 

Fr. M. Edmund Hussey PhD

Event Date: 

Thursday, September 27

The fourth 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.

Fr. Hussey is a retired pastor and seminary professor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is currently providing weekend assistance at St. Agatha Parish in Upper Arlington and is an adjunct professor of theology at Ohio Dominican University.

Revelation: Traditions and the Tradition

Featuring: 

Dr. Leo Madden, STD

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 4

The fifth lecture in a series on The Big Ideas of the Second Vatican Council. Dr. Leo Madden is the Chair of the Theology Department and the Director of the MA in Theology program at Ohio Dominican University. He received his graduate training in Catholic Theology and Sacred Scripture at the Gregorian University and Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy.

Ecumenism

Featuring: 

Fr. Jared Wicks SJ, ThD

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 11

The sixth 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. Fr. Wicks served on the world-level Catholic–Lutheran dialogues on church and justification and on the church’s apostolicity.  Upon moving back to the USA he joined the US Catholic–Lutheran dialogue that produced the consensus document, The Hope of Eternal Life, completed in 2011.

World Religions

Featuring: 

Fr. Dan Millisor

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 18

The seventh 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. 

Fr. Dan Millisor was ordained for the Diocese of Columbus in 1986, and has served in parish ministry in various parishes around the diocese. For ten years he was the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Ada, Ohio, where he also served as campus minister and part-time instructor at Ohio Northern University, teaching World Religions, Ecumenical and Inter-faith Studies and Spirituality.

Echoes of the Council Today

Featuring: 

Ann C. Hall, Ph.D.

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 25

The eighth and final 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. For this presentation, Dr. Hall will be examining the representation of Catholics in film prior to and after Vatican II.

More Information:

We have free parking for those attending the lectures in the Gold Lot behind the Griffin Student Center, but you need to be displaying our parking permit. You can download the Parking Permit for and a Map of the Campus below, showing you the lot and the Sansbury Hall, where the lecture will be.

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