Wed, Oct 18th 2017 09:00 am
the King Seminary today announced the Father Thomas Daily Lecture will be held
on Friday, Oct. 27. Fall programming at the seminary will continue with two dinner
lectures and a seminar the first two weeks in November. All four programs will
take place on the seminary's East Aurora campus. The dates, programs, themes
and presenters follow:
Father Thomas Dailey Lecture: "Remembering the
Holocaust: Continuing Ethical & Spiritual Challenges"
by Rev. John Pawlikowski, OSM
27 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rev. John Pawlikowski, OSM is
professor emeritus of social ethics and former director of the Catholic-Jewish
Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. His extensive study
of the Nazi Holocaust has enabled him to appreciate the ethical challenges
facing the human community as it struggles with greatly enhanced power and
extended responsibility for the future of all creation. His scholarly interests
include the theological and ethical aspects of the Christian-Jewish
relationship and public ethics. A leading figure in the Christian-Jewish
dialogue, he was the two-term president and chair of the Theology Committee of
the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ).
The late Father Dailey taught in
seminaries and colleges in the U.S. and Canada, including the Buffalo Minor and
Major Seminaries. He was a highly respected teacher, pastor, and spiritual
director. Registration is free and pre-registration is not required. A
free-will offering will be taken. For further information call (716) 652-1337
or visit the events section of the website.
Fall Evening Lecture Series: "St.
Francis of Assisi and Martin Luther in the Art of Lucas Cranach: A Portrait of
Presented by Rev.
Xavier Seubert, OFM
Nov. 1 - 6:30 p.m.
sixteenth century and the emergence of Martin Luther, the need for reform in
the Roman Catholic Church had become increasing evident.
sympathetic in the beginning to many of the demands of the Reformation,
Franciscan friars became some of the fiercest opponents of Martin Luther. The
German, Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach painted sympathetic and penetrating
images of both St. Francis and Martin Luther. As Reformation rhetoric became
more vitriolic, however, the Cranach workshop created large propaganda sheets
supporting Luther and his theology, and lampooning the friars and their
lecture will look at the art of Lucas Cranach and his workshop and at how it
performs in fascinating ways underlying tensions of The Reformation.
Fall Evening Lecture Series: "What is an American
Presented by Dr.
Dennis Castillo, Professor of Church History
Nov. 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Castillo will explore the history of Catholic immigration to the United States
and the debate over American Catholic identity. Issues to be addressed include
the reaction of other Americans to Catholic immigration, the arguments for
assimilating Catholic immigrants into American society, and the arguments
against assimilation in favor of national parishes.
The fall evening lectures begin
at 6:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. The programs will be
approximately one hour in length, with Q&A at the end. Dinner with the
seminary community at 5:30 p.m. is optional, at a cost of $14 per person.
Registration for each lecture (and dinner, if desired) is required. For further
information call (716) 805-1438 or visit the events section of the website.
Fall Seminar: "Developing a
Parish Marriage Preparation Program"
Presented by Eileen Warner, Director of Mission and Pastoral Outreach
Saturday, Nov. 11 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This seminar will prepare parish staff members and
volunteers for developing a marriage preparation ministry for engaged couples
in their parish. It will explore the sacramental basis for the rite of
marriage, the essential components for solid marriage preparation and the
practical details of how to start a pre-Cana or marriage preparation ministry. It
is part of a new series of educational and training programs the seminary is
offering to support pastors and parish leaders in developing ministries within
their parishes or vicariates.
Registration is required. The cost is $25 for the seminar,
including lunch, and $15 for the seminar only. For further information contact Douglas
George at (716) 655-7091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.