Vatican II at Fifty

Join the conversation at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus for a look back and a look ahead, as we mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II.

Our Inheritance: Vatican II at 50
The Post-Conciliar Generation Looks at the Next Half Century

Monday, March 9 – Tuesday, March 10, 2015
E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center | 12th-floor Lounge | Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th S. | New York, N.Y.

Sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture


An impressive gathering of leading Catholic thinkers from the generation that came of age in a post-Conciliar world will explore how Vatican II continues to shape the Church and its engagement with the wider world.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Welcome and Keynote Session: 4 ‐ 6:15 p.m.

Speaker: John T. McGreevy, University of Notre Dame
Respondents: Michael E. Lee, Fordham University
Bronwen Catherine McShea, Columbia University
Moderator: Matt Malone, S.J., America

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Welcome- 8:30 ‐ 8:45 a.m.

Session I: 8:45 ‐ 10:30 a.m.
Politics, Culture, Gender—Successes, Disappointments, Opportunities

Panelists: Tobias L. Winright, St. Louis University
Paul Elie, Georgetown University
Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, University of Miami
Moderator: Vincent J. Miller, University of Dayton

Break:10:30 ‐ 10:45 a.m.

Session II: 10:45 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.
From a European Church to a Global Church: Critical Perspectives on Globalization

Panelists: Marcello Neri, Europe‐University of Flensburg
Maryann Cusimano Love, The Catholic University of America
Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier, Loyola Marymount University
Moderator: Natalia Imperatori‐Lee, Manhattan College

Lunch Break: 12:30 ‐ 1:45 p.m.

Session III: 2 ‐ 4 p.m.
Vatican II at 100: Imagining an Agenda for the Next Half Century

Panelists: Stephen R. Grimm, Fordham University
Maria Teresa Dávila, Andover Newton Theological School
Christiana Z. Peppard, Fordham University
Tricia Bruce, Maryville College
Moderator: Gary Adler, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

Break: 4 ‐ 4:15 p.m.

Session IV: 4:15 ‐ 5:30 p.m.
Review and Wrap‐Up Session

Respondents: Catherine Cornille, Boston College
Massimo Faggioli, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Moderator: James P. McCartin, Fordham University

5:30 ‐ 6:30 p.m.
Reception for all conference participants

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