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October 3-4, 2014 - Thomistic Circles: Vatican II in the 21st Century 

Friday, Oct. 3:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Dr. R. R. Reno (First Things) - "Lumen Gentium: The Catholic Destiny of Humanity"

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Fr. Gabriel O'Donnell, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) - "Reform, Promotion and Participation in the Church of Christ: Sacrosanctum Concilium in the Twenty-first Century"

Saturday, Oct. 4:

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Fr. David Meconi, S.J. (Saint Louis University) -  "Participatory Priesthood: Contemporary Contributions of Presbyterorum Ordinis"

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) - "The Church in the Post-Modern World: Gaudium et Spes on Nature and Grace."

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Dr. Michael Waldstein (Ave Maria University) - "Analogia Verbi: Divine and Human Speech in Scripture according to Dei Verbum."


March 13th, 2014 - Thomistic Circles Lecture: Prof. Gregory Vall (DC)


October 4-5th, Catholic Theology after Modernism


The following papers were delivered:

Dr. Paige Hochschild, Mount St. Mary's University, "Jean Daniélou and the Problem of History."

Dr. James LeGrys, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Blondel and Aquinas on the Need for the Supernatural."

Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., Dominican House of Studies, "Can the Faith of the Church Contradict History? Marie-Joseph Lagrange and Alfred Loisy on Faith, History, and the Biblical Narrative.”

Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, "Catholic Theology and Empirical Science: Rules of Engagement?"

Dr. Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame," The Resurrection of the Dead and Historical Critical Research."

Fr. Guy Mansini, O.S.B., St. Meinrad's Abbey, "The Historicity of Dogma in Gardeil and Congar."



February 14-15th, 2014 Thomistic Circles: Holy Scripture and Divine Attributes


Friday, Feb. 14:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Prof. Gary Anderson (University of Notre Dame) - "God as Wholly Other:  Why it can be Dangerous to Draw too Close to God"

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Prof. Michael Gorman (The Catholic University of America) - "The Bible and the Euthyphro Problem."

Saturday, Feb. 15:

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Prof. Gregory Vall (Ave Maria University) - “Divine Immutability and Yahweh’s Repentance.” 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP (University of Notre Dame) - "The (Thrice) Holy One of Israel: Divine Holiness and the Hermeneutics of the Trisagion."

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Prof. Francesca Murphy (University of Notre Dame) - "God is Love:  Simples?"


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January 30th, 2014 Thomistic Circles Special Lecture: Msgr. Robert Sokolowski 

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