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"Reaching for Fidelity"

Lecture explores what it means to be Catholic today

September 2, 2011

Nearly two hundred guests gathered at CTU on Sunday, August 28, for a lecture and liturgy as part of the ongoing “Sundays at CTU” series.  Steve Bevans, S.V.D., Louis J. Luzbetak Professor of Mission and Culture, presented the lecture “Reaching for Fidelity: What It Means to Be Catholic Today.”

Bevans addressed issues regarding Catholicism in the contemporary world, posing the questions, “What does it mean to be Catholic? Is it about loyalty to the pope? To bishops? To particular doctrines like Mary’s Immaculate Conception or Transubstantiation?,” and going on to suggest that being Catholic actual rests more fundamentally on the principle of sacramentality, the conviction that what we know and experience in our everyday lives gives us a glimpse of what God is really like. 

The lecture was followed by a liturgy presided by John Schmidt, C.Ss.R., and a reception.

If you missed the lecture or would like to see it once again, please visit our newest website Learn@CTU. To go directly to his talk click here.

Join us for the next Sundays at CTU event, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  Donald Senior, C.P., President and Professor of New Testament Studies will present the lecture, “Exploring the Farside: Biblical Visions of the Afterlife.”  For more information, call 773.371.5411.