Cardinal DiNardo, Dr. Zalar to Offer Lectures Over Next Two Wednesdays
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will speak tomorrow and Dr. Jeffery Zalar will speak next week at two annual spring lectures, both free and open to the public.
April 6: Cardinal DiNardo
Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, will present the annual LeBlond Lecture The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati) Wednesday at 7:30 pm. He will speak on last fall’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome.
An elected delegate to the Synod and Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal DiNardo will speak about what happened at the Synod called by Pope Francis to address the problems facing families around the world today, and what steps to take next.
The Synod caught public imagination because of proposals on divorce and on relationships between people of the same sex made by the bishops of Germany. Germany’s churches are the wealthiest in Europe, but have been known for “pushing the envelope” theologically for more than 100 years.; the proposals overshadowed the rest of the conference, which dealt with many vital issues faced by families around the world.
The pope’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation — the official papal document written as a result of the two-year Synod — will be released Friday. “This will be good way to find out more about the Synod” before that day, say the organizers.
The April 6th lecture will take place at the Barltett Pastoral Center next to the main seminary building. Parking is free and available at the adjacent lot.
April 13th, Dr. Jeffrey Zalar
Next Wednesday, Dr. Jeffrey Zalar, holder of the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of Cincinnati, will present the department’s annual Conway Lecture in Catholic Studies.
Titled “Catholicism and the Secular Research University: Where Do They Meet?” the talk will address the foundations of academia to demonstrate how much Catholic intellectuals and secular scholars hold in common and what they—and their students—stand to gain from dialogue with one another.
Dr. Zalar will acknowledge the recent historical antagonism between religious and secular sources of knowledge, but will argue that that antagonism is “dated and unhelpful towards a full flowering of university learning culture.”
The April 13th lecture will take place at 7 pm at the Annie Laws Room (#407) in the Teacher’s College Building on the University of Cincinnati’s main campus, facing Clifton Ave.
For information about more lectures and events this month, see our continually updated Calendar of Events page.
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