Lecture on Vatican II’s legacy


HIAWATHA — Massimo Faggioli will speak on “Liturgical Reform: the Crucial Impact and Legacy of Vatican II” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
An assistant professor of theology at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn., he will reflect on how the liturgical constitution is central to the achievements of Vatican II, to the core theology of the council and to its impact on Catholicism worldwide.
Faggioli specializes in the history of Christianity. His most recent books are “Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning” and “True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in the Sacrosanctum Concilium.”
His talk is third in a four-part lecture series that the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley are hosting in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The series “Celebrating Vatican II: Sharing the Vision,” which coincides with the Year of Faith, is free and open to the public.
The final lecture will feature Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, and Bishop Daniel Turley, OSA, on “The Church in the Modern World: Vatican II’s Challenge for Our Time” at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Clinton on April 21 at 2 p.m.
The lecture series is sponsored by Carmelite nuns, Eldridge; Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Davenport; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wis.; Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sinsinawa, Wis.; Sisters of Mercy, West-Midwest Community, Omaha, Neb.; Benedictine Sisters, Rock Island, Ill.; Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton; and Sisters of Charity, BVM; Sisters of the Presentation, Sisters of St. Francis, Sisters of the Visitation, and Trappistine Nuns, all of Dubuque.

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