Benedict XVI: The Debt We Owe as Church and Academy

Benedict XVI: The Debt We Owe as Church and Academy

Join us for an Eastertide celebration of the life and legacy of our beloved German Shepherd, the late Pope Benedict XVI.

  • Our morning will begin with Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at the Newman Center on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus, at 8:00;
  • Light breakfast refreshments will be catered by at 8:30;
  • The Most Reverend James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, will open our seminar at 9:00;
  • Emmaus Institute president, Dr. Vern Steiner, will reflect on the contributions Pope Benedict has made especially in the areas of biblical interpretation and theology at 9:15;

Our keynote speaker, Professor Christopher Blum, will elaborate on three of the central components of Benedict’s ouevre at 10:00.

  • Following a brief hiatus to refill our coffees (11:00-11:10), our panel discussion will pepper Professor Blum with difficult questions;
  • Q&A will then open for the general audience;
  • Following the seminar’s conclusion (~11:45), noon Mass will be said for those who were unable to attend the morning slot (see above), while the remnant will head to lunch at any number of the Lincoln treasures dotting the downtown landscape.

Please register early, as space is limited!

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Registration closes on April 13, 2023, 11:59pm.

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