Conference Schedule

The Church in the Modern World:
Teaching and Understanding Gaudium et Spes after 50 Years
March 12-14, 2015
The University of St. Thomas

Thursday, March 12
Public Lecture
(Open to the public)
7:30 PM  
OEC Auditorium
Gaudium et Spes 50 Years After: Its Meaning for A Learning Church
Massimo Faggioli, University of St. Thomas
Introduction Bernard Brady, Chair, University of St. Thomas Theology Department
9:00-10:00 PM
OEC Lobby


Friday, March 13
(Registration Required)

Third-Floor Anderson Student Center
Registration – Woulfe Lobby
Coffee/Refreshments - Iversen Hearth Room ASC340
8:30-9:30 AM
Break-Out Sessions

Theology and Art
ASC 238  Convener Mark DelCogliano

Blasphemous or Prophetic? Argentine Art, Political Violence, and the Cross
Kimberly Vrudny, University of St. Thomas
Gaudium et Spes and Pope Francis on the Arts: Complementary Approaches to the Role of Beauty
Richard A. White, Benedictine College

Questions of Authority
ASC202 Convener David Penchansky

Between Opinion and Dogma: Karl Rahner’s Take on the Nature and Authority of a Pastoral Constitution
Brandon R. Peterson, University of Utah
The End of Gaudium et Spes? Evaluating Criticism of the Constitution’s World-view
Alan Schreck, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Interreligious and Ecumenical Dialogue
ASC378N Convener Paul Gavrilyuk

The Engagement of Catholics with Other Faith Traditions in the Post-Vatican II World
Susan J. Stabile, University of St. Thomas
The Church (and churches) in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes in Light of Orientalium Ecclesiarum [Decree on the Churches of the Eastern Rite]
Julia M. Parks, University of Dayton

Morality and Rights
ASC241  Convener Tom Bushlack

The Past, Present and Future of ‘Rights’ Language in Gaudium et Spes
David P. Delio, Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Gaudium et Spes on the Gospel as “Lux et Vires” for Our Lives: Notes for a Catholic Morality that is both Deeply Rooted and Dialogical
William McDonough, St. Catherine University
9:30-9:45 AM  



9:45-10:45 AM
Break-Out Sessions

Women and Gaudium et Spes
ASC378N Convener Corrine Carvalho

Gaudium et Spes On Women in the Family: Analyzing the Impacts of an Ambiguous Legacy
Joseph Loic Mben, S.J., Boston College
In Memory of Them:  The Six Women Drafters of Gaudium et Spes
Elaine MacMillan, University of St. Thomas
Theology and Gaudium et Spes
ASC202 Convener Sherry Jordon

Karl Rahner on the Just Atheist and Explicit Christianity: A Problem and Proposed Solution
Erik L. Hesla, Marquette University
Christology and the Ontological Effect
Fr. Joseph Hurtuk, S.M., University of St. Thomas

Evaluating Progress
ASC341 Convener Mike Hollerich

The Paradox of Human Progress
Philip Rolnick, University of St. Thomas
Gaudium et Spes and the Transhumanist Movement
Irene J. Dabrowski, St. John’s University NY, Anthony L. Haynor, Seton Hall University
10:45-11:15 AM
Iversen Hearth Room, ASC340
Coffee Break



11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Break-Out Sessions

Social Catholicism in the Public Sphere
ASC378N Convener Amy Levad

Solidarity, Service and the Common Good: Sisters Living Witness to Gaudium et Spes 50 years Later
Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas
Gaudium et Spes, the Consistent Ethic of Life, and Pro-Life Catholicism
Paul J. Wojda, University of St. Thomas
ASC202 Convener Barb Sain

Schillebeeckx and Original Sin in the 21st Century: Electronic Alienation and a Healing Church
Megan Loumagne, Boston College
Technology in Gaudium et Spes: Whose Joys? Which Hopes?
Anthony G. Siegrist, Prairie College
Influence in the World
ASC233 Convener Phil Rolnick

Politics or Culture?: Gaudium et Spes’s vision for Christian Engagement in the Modern World
Thomas Bushlack, University of St. Thomas
Gaudium et Spes in Action: From Barrio to Boardroom
Angela Senander, University of St. Thomas
Teaching Gaudium et Spes
ASC341 Convener Bernard Brady

Creating a Culture of Gaudium et Spes:
Pedagogical Challenges of Teaching Gaudium et Spes to Students and Faculty
Joseph Torma, Chris Seeman, Donald Wallenfang, & Andrew Kim, Walsh University
12:15-1:15 PM
(A list of dining options is in your packet.)



1:15-2:15 PM
Break-Out Sessions

The Impact of Gaudium et Spes
ASC233 Convener Tom Bushlack

The Church and the Common Good: A Political Theology of Murray, Ratzinger, and Rawls
Steven P. Millies, University of South Carolina, Aiken.
The Catholic Church in Africa: Gaudium et Spes, the African Synods, and the Image of Church as Family
Tim Carey, Boston College
Some Contemporary Concerns
ASC341 Convener Massimo Faggioli

Beyond the Church in the Modern World: How the Spirit in the Modern World Moved Church and Society
Rev. Simon C. Kim, Our Lady of Holy Cross College
The ‘Dignity’ of the Corporation as Person? Gaudium et Spes Responds
Marguerite Spencer, University of St. Thomas
Applying the Tradition in Education
ASC238 Convener Paul Niskanen

The Application of Gaudium et Spes in Business School Curriculum Development:  Examples of Course Assignments, Assessment Tools, and Challenges Faced
Carolyn Embree, Julie Szendrey, Branko Bucar, Mike Reolfi, and Karen Stock, Walsh University
Rights and Freedoms
ASC202 Convener John Martens

Catholicism and Religious Freedom: Why Did It Take So Long?
Michael Hollerich, University of St. Thomas
Interpretations of Religious Liberty from Gaudium et Spes
Gina Bugliosi, University of St. Thomas
2:15-2:45 PM  
Coffee Break
Iversen Hearth Room, ASC340



2:45-3:45 PM
Catholicism’s Contribution to Human Flourishing in Gaudium et Spes:
Contemporary Trajectories and Challenges
ASC238 Convener Mary Margaret Hoden

The Bridging of Saeculorum in Gaudium et Spes: Theological Amnesia or Evangelical Witness?
Paul G. Monson, Loyola Marymount University
The (In)vulnerable Soul: Gaudium et Spes’s Distinctive Contribution to the Idea of Human Dignity
Matthew R. Petrusek, Loyola Marymount University
Gaudium et Spes: An Eschatology
Anne M. Carpenter, St. Mary’s College of California

Creation and Education
ASC202 Convener Mark McInroy

Gaudium et Spes and the Theme of Creation
Sister Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E., John Hittinger, University of St. Thomas (TX)
Using the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching: STEM Education as if People Mattered
Rev. Jim F. Chamberlain, The University of Oklahoma
Peace and Harmony in Catholic Thought
ASC341 Convener Angela Senander

Evangelizing as a People of Peace: Paul’s Clue, John Paul’s Globalism, Francis’s Principles
Gerald W. Schlabach, University of St. Thomas
“Harmony and Its Discontents: Catholic Social Teaching & Plurality”
John Francis Burke, Cabrini College
The Impact of Gaudium et Spes
ASC233 Convener Barbara Sain

“The Community of Mankind”: Architecture After Gaudium et Spes
Catherine Osborne, University of Notre Dame.
The Pope and the Bible
John Martens, University of St. Thomas



4:30 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel
Fr. Larry Snyder, University of St. Thomas Vice-President for Mission
6:00 PM
Woulfe Alumni Hall South ASC378S
Ticketed in advance


Public Lecture
7:30 PM
Woulfe Alumni Hall North, ASC378N
Joy and Hope? Catholic Social Teaching After the Second Vatican Council
Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College
Introduction, Terence Langan, Dean University of St. Thomas, College of Arts and Sciences
9:00 PM
Woulfe Alumni Hall South ASC378S  
Public reception announcing the opening of the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship


Saturday, March 14
Public Lectures
(Open to the public)
8:30-9:00 AM
Iversen Fireside Room, ASC340
Welcome & Coffee
9:00-10:15 AM
Woulfe Alumni Hall, ASC378N
Hope and Anguish: A Grass-roots Look at the Catholic 1960s.  
Leslie Tentler, Catholic University of America
Introduction, Michael Hollerich
10:15-10:45 AM
Coffee Break
Iversen Hearth Room, ASC340
Woulfe Alumni Hall, ASC378N
Return of the Golden Calf: Economy, Idolatry, and Secularization since Gaudium et Spes
William Cavanaugh, DePaul University
Introduction, Catherine Cory