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Christ 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"
Presented by Rev. John Pawlikowski, OSM
Friday, Oct. 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
Wednesday, Nov. 1 - 6:30 p.m.
By the sixteenth century and the emergence of Martin Luther, the need for reform in the Roman Catholic Church had become increasing evident.Although 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 religious practices.
The 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
Tuesday, Nov. 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Dr. 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.