Episodes

11/18/2013

How does God speak to us? – Season 4, Session 5

The Presenter for this Session

Fr. Michael Seewald is a priest for the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stüttgart and a professor of theology at the University of Munich and the Ambrosianum in Tübingen.

Fr. Seewald studied philosophy, theology and political science in the universities at Frankfurt, Tübingen and Munich in Germany. At age 23, he earned his doctorate in sacred theology with several awards including the “Cardinal-Wetter-Prize 2011” for outstanding scholarship. His dissertation is a study of the Medieval scholar Abelard’s analysis of faith and reason; it was published in 2012. He has authored numerous articles and is about to conclude his second major book on the encounter of a secular anthropology with a traditional Christology developed during the European enlightenment.

Fr. Seewald has lectured over the past two years at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He has also given presentations at the Harvard Catholic Center and at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

10/28/2013

How does the Church mediate Christ to the modern world? – Season 4, Session 3

The Presenter for this Session

Dr. Brian Benestad is a professor of theology at Assumption College in Worcester.

10/21/2013

What is the Church? – Season 4, Session 2

The Presenter for this Session

Fr. Wayne Belschner, the youngest of 11 children, grew up in Revere, MA, and attended Revere public schools. He graduated from Saint John’s Seminary College in Brighton in 1991 and studied at the Gregorian University in Rome from 1991-1993. He received his Masters in Divinity from Saint John’s Seminary School of Theology in 1995 and a licentiate in sacred theology (STL) from Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry in 2011. He is currently a doctoral candidate in sacred theology from BC’s School of Theology and Ministry.

Fr. Wayne teaches Church History at St. John’s Seminary in the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE) and Master’s of Arts in Ministry (MAM) programs and he serves as pastor at Sacred Heart parish in East Boston.

10/7/2013

What led to the Second Vatican Council 50 years ago? – Season 4, Session 1

The Presenter for this Session

Bishop Arthur Kennedy is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston and currently serves as the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization. Prior to serving in his current role he was the rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, a position he held from 2007 until July 2012.

For almost 33 years Bishop Kennedy served in various positions at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before being named rector of St. John’s Seminary he served a three year term as the Executive Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

A native of the Archdiocese of Boston, Bishop Kennedy was ordained to the priesthood in December 1966. He served at St. Monica Parish in Methuen from 1967-1969 and St. Joseph Parish, East Boston from 1969-1874.

Pope Benedict XVI named him as titular bishop of Timidana (in Mauritania Caesariense – present day Algeria) and auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Boston in June of 2010. His Episcopal Ordination was on September 14, 2010 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Bishop Kennedy has earned a B.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s Seminary in 1963; a S.T.L. in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1967; and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology/Philosophy of Religion from Boston University in 1978.

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What led to the Second Vatican Council 50 years ago? – Season 4, Session 1

The Presenter for this Session

Bishop Arthur Kennedy is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston and currently serves as the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization. Prior to serving in his current role he was the rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, a position he held from 2007 until July 2012.

For almost 33 years Bishop Kennedy served in various positions at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before being named rector of St. John’s Seminary he served a three year term as the Executive Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

A native of the Archdiocese of Boston, Bishop Kennedy was ordained to the priesthood in December 1966. He served at St. Monica Parish in Methuen from 1967-1969 and St. Joseph Parish, East Boston from 1969-1874.

Pope Benedict XVI named him as titular bishop of Timidana (in Mauritania Caesariense – present day Algeria) and auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Boston in June of 2010. His Episcopal Ordination was on September 14, 2010 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Bishop Kennedy has earned a B.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s Seminary in 1963; a S.T.L. in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1967; and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology/Philosophy of Religion from Boston University in 1978.

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