The University of St. Thomas

The Word of God in the Life and Ministry of the Church:
The Catholic Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture
and the Classroom

June 9-11, 2011

Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

DAY ONE – Thursday, June 9

1:00 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan, Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary
Fr. Scott Carl, Director of Quinn Institute
Central Conference Room

1:45 p.m.     Opening Address

Dr. Peter Williamson (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)
"Preparing Seminarians for the Ministry of the Word in Light of Verbum Domini"

2:30 p.m.     Break

2:45 p.m.     Presentation of Papers

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Fr. James Swetnam, S.J. (Professor Emeritus – Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome)
"Searching for the Obvious: Toward a Catholic Hermeneutic of Scripture with Seminarians Especially in Mind"  

3:40 – 4:25 p.m. Fr. Pablo Gadenz (Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark)
"Overcoming the Hiatus between Exegesis and Dogma: Guidance and Examples from Pope Benedict XVI"

5:00 p.m.     Holy Mass – Most Rev. Lee Pichι, D.D.

Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
St. Mary's Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary

5:45 p.m.     Reception -  Binz Refectory

6:15 p.m.     Supper - Binz Refectory

7:45 p.m.     Evening Prayer (Optional)

8:00 p.m.     Informal Gathering – Hospitality Room


DAY TWO – Friday, June 10

7:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast – Hospitality Room

8:35 a.m.      Morning Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

9:00 a.m.      Holy Mass – Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan

Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary School of  Divinity  St. Mary's Chapel

10:00 a.m.    Presentation of Papers

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Dr. Brant Pitre (Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans) 
"Verbum Domini and the Historical-Critical Method"

10:55 – 11:40 a.m. Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)
"Verbum Domini and the Renewal of Biblical Preaching"

12:00 p.m.    Lunch - Binz Refectory

12:50 p.m.    Midday Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

1:00 p.m.      Presentation of Papers

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Prof. Kelly Anderson (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia)
"An Application of Pope Benedict XVI's Principle of the 'Hermeneutic of Faith' to the Problem of Divine Violence"

1:55 – 2:40 p.m. Fr. Stephen D. Ryan, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC)
"The Word of God and the Textual Pluriformity of the Old Testament"

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.   Dr. Scott Hahn (St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe)
"The Symphony of Scripture in the Theology of Benedict XVI"

3:55 – 4:40 p.m. Fr. Scott Carl (The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity)
Discussion: Where we go from here

4:45 p.m.     Wine and Cheese Reception

Hospitality Room – The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

5:30 p.m.     Dinner on the Town

5:30 p.m.     Evening Prayer (Optional)


DAY THREE – Saturday, June 11

7:15 a.m.      Continental Breakfast – Hospitality Room

7:40 a.m.      Morning Prayer (Optional) - St. Mary's Chapel

8:00 a.m.      Presentation of Papers

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Dr. Steven Smith (Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg)
"The God Who Speaks: Verbum Domini as a Means of Renewal in Seminary Formation in the Word of God" 

8:55 – 9:40 a.m. Msgr. Michael K. Magee (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia)
"'I am not. . .': the Theme of Self-Negation in the Gospel of John"

9:50 – 10:35 a.m. Fr. Chris Ciccarino (Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark)
Another Piece to the Johannine Puzzle?

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Fr. Andreas Hoeck (St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver)
"The Apostolic Speeches in Acts and Seminary Teaching Methods"      

11:45 a.m.    Holy Mass – Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV

Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
St. Mary's Chapel

12:30 p.m.    Lunch – Hospitality Room
1:30 p.m.      Closing Remarks

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Sr. M. Timothea, RSM (Diocese of Knoxville)
Reflections on the Conference

Dr. Christian Washburn (Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity)
"The Catholic Use of the Scriptures in Ecumenical Dialogue"

2:25 p.m.     Closing Comments
                    Fr. Scott Carl

2:30 p.m.     End

3:00 p.m.     Leave for Stillwater
                   The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Lobby

3:45 p.m.     Loome's Bookstore

5:30 p.m.     Dinner Cruise