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Komonchak lecture to mark Vatican II February 2

Loyola press release - January 15, 2003

Loyola University’s Institute for the Study of Catholic Culture and Tradition is sponsoring a lecture, “Vatican II: Looking Back and Looking Forward” by preeminent theologian, the Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, to mark the anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council. The first session of the Second Vatican Council was convened on October 12, 1962. The lecture is free and the public is invited.

Komonchak will speak on Sunday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nunemaker Auditorium, 6363 St. Charles Avenue. This lecture has been rescheduled after being postponed due to inclement weather in the fall.

Komonchak is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and holds the John and Gertrude Hubbard Chair in Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

He joined the university in 1977 where he teaches ecclesiology, modern theology, the thought of John Courtney Murray, and the history and theology of Vatican II. He has published widely, was chief editor of the New Dictionary of Theology, and is the editor of the English-language edition of the History of Vatican II.

For additional information, call the Rev. Peter Bernardi at 865-3941.