Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Diocese of Buffalo Dinner Lecture: Vatican Two at Fifty

"Vatican II at Fifty: Feuding over Meaning” will be the topic of a dinner lecture at Christ the King Seminary, 11 Knox Rd., East Aurora, on Wednesday, July 22. Father Gabriel Scarfia, OFM, a long-time faculty member at Christ the King, will speak.

The lecture, the third and final in the summer series, will cover such topics as:

· Did anything really new happen as a result of Vatican II?

· If a Church renewal did occur, was it in basic continuity with preceding Catholic tradition, or was it truly a new development?

· What might be the implications of this conflict of interpretation for the present and future life of the Church?

Father Scarfia, a professor in the seminary’s systematic theology department, will look back over the years since the announcement of the Council in January 1959 and will reflect on the debates in Europe and the United States.

The dinner lecture will be held seminary’s dining hall on the East Aurora campus. Dinner is at 5:45 p.m., and the lecture begins at 6:45 p.m. The cost for dinner and the lecture is $27.19 (including tax) or $15 for the lecture only. For more information or to register, call 716-655-7081.

Christ the King Seminary is a fully-accredited ecumenical school which offers graduate degrees and continuing education in theology and pastoral ministry.

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