Public Lectures Series
The academic year 2013-2014 brings with it a fresh lecture series to celebrate Vatican II. John Baldovin, S.J., will speak on Vatican II and the Renewal of Liturgy on October 16, 2013. For more information on this upcoming lecture, view the events page. Later in the year, Thomas Cattoi and Marianne Farina will explore Vatican II and Interreligious Dialogue. More information on this lecture is available here. Additional lectures will be presented in 2014; check back soon for a full listing of this year's public lectures.
In the academic year 2012-2013, the commemoration began with a year-long series of public lectures by invited speakers from across the United States. Fr. Joseph Komonchak, Ph.D., delivered the keynote, Interpreting Vatican II. Mary Ann Donovan, S.C., Ph.D. and Arthur Holder, Ph.D. explored Ecumenism. T. Howland Sanks, S.J., Ph.D. discussed Collegiality and Synodal Governance. Each lecture invited listeners to consider the implications of Vatican II for the Church today.
JST Vatican II Speakers Bureau
We also invite you to explore the meaning of Vatican II in your parish, school or community. The JST Vatican II Speakers Bureau will provide your community with an informative and stimulating speaker. Members of the JST Speakers Bureau are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of the issues addressed by the council. In order to coordinate a speaker, time and date for your lecture, please complete the Speaker Request Survey.
We encourage you to post a link to our website on your parish or school website so that members of your community can easily locate information about commemoration events, the Public Lecture Series, and Vatican II.