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Posted on Mar 9, 2015 |

Two Lectures This Week on Church Past, Present, Future

Two Lectures This Week on Church Past, Present, Future

Pope Francis with Oscar Cardinal R M, who will speak on the pope at Cincinnati's seminary Wednesday.

Pope Francis with Oscar Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, who will speak on the pope at Cincinnati’s seminary Wednesday.

Two renowned Catholics, a scholar and a cardinal, will speak in Cincinnati this week.


The first, co-editor of Christianity and Literature Paul Contino, will speak Tuesday in Clifton and the second, the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras,  Oscar Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, will speak on Wednesday at Cincinnati’s Seminary in Mount Washington. Here are the details:


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March 10, Saint Monica-Saint George Catholic Church (Clifton), 7 – 8:30 pm.

“Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Contemporary Pilgrim’s Lenten Journey”

Third Annual Saint Monica-Saint George Lecture in Contemporary Catholicism for the University of Cincinnati’s Catholic Studies Program

Paul Contino, a professor at Pepperdine University co-editor of the journal Christianity and Literature, is an expert in Dante and Dostoyevsky. His talk will relate Dante’s masterpiece about a man’s journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven to the spiritual journey we all make from Lent to Easter.

March 11, The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington), 7:30 pm

“The Vision of Pope Francis for the Church”

The Annual Le Blond Lecture

Cardinal Rodríguez, an advisor to Pope Francis, is also involved with Caritas Internationalis, the Latin American Episcopal Conference, and Vatican offices responsible for relations with the IMF and the World Bank when addressing Third World debt. He will share his understanding of what Pope Francis wants for the Church, after having worked with him directly. The talk, as well as another talk on consecrated life he will deliver at 10 am to area religious, can be watched live online. For information click here.


“From Dante to contemporary Church concern,” says Dr. Jeffrey Zalar, who heads the Catholic Studies program at the University of Cincinnati. “Signs, I say, of the vitality of Catholicism in Cincinnati.  Don’t you agree?”


Both lectures are free and open to the public.

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