Loyola University Maryland

Catholic Studies Program

Schedule of Events


FALL 2016

Theology Common Text Lecture Series

That was then:  This is now
Martin Luther's Journey from Arch-Heretic to Father of the Faith

Monday, October 24th.  4:30 PM in McGuire Hall

Presented by Dr. Timothy J. Wengert,  Professor of Reformation and the Lutheran Confessions. Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

In January 1521, Martin Luther was officially declared a heretic of the Catholic Church, the church he claimed throughout his life never to have left.  Only in the mid-twentieth century did Roman Catholic and Lutheran scholars begin to change their assessment of each other and enter into meaningful theological dialogue with their heirs.  Professor Wengert will examine Luther's tract, Freedom of a Christian, in the light of this shift, which culminated in the 1999 Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by representatives from the Lutheran and Catholic churches.

Lutheran-Catholic Efforts to Achieve Unity: What's at Stake?

Wednesday, November 9th.  4:30 PM McGuire Hall

Presented by Dr. Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD, Professor, Systematic Theology, Marquette University

Please let Susan Szczybor know if you can participate in the reception, book discussion, and/or dinner.   If you plan to participate in the book discussion, Catholic Studies will order and pay for a limited number of copies for distribution by March 20; participants who need copies after that date must purchase their own copies and give the receipt to Susan Szczybor for re-imbursement.

Catholic Studies Mass & Dinner

Mass and Dinner

At the Home of
Sue & Mike Abromaitis
Celebrant:  TBAChurch

Liturgy Will Begin at 4:00 PM
Please RSVP to Susan Szczybor

For directions or questions, email Susan Szczybor or call x2219