Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2019 Spring
Newman Lecture
and Symposium

2 Days . 5 Speakers

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the First Vatican Council

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March 14 - March 15, 2019
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About the 2019 Lecture and Symposium

In conjunction with Duquesne University, the National Institute for Newman Studies presents our 2019 Spring Newman Lecture and Symposium. Join us for our annual spring lecture and symposium dedicated to John Henry Newman. This year's spring event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the First Vatican Council.

Event Address

Gailliot Center for Newman Studies
211 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Time

Lecture: Thursday, March 14th at 7 p.m.​
Symposium: Friday, March 15th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.​

Plenary Lecture

"The First Vatican Council, John Henry Newman, and the Making of a Post-Christendom Church"

By recognizing only the state and individual citizens, France's Civil Constitution of the Clergy (1790) effectively put an end to the confessional state, the last remnant of Christendom in the West. Modern or post-revolutionary politics problematized the very existence of the church as a social body that is anything more than a free association of citizens. This led to two centuries of Catholic pastoral, political, and theological preoccupation with ecclesiology, culminating at the Second Vatican Council. With its emphasis on an infallible teaching authority, Newman's 1845 Essay on Development played a key role. Though they are often rightly contrasted, with Vatican I portrayed as anti-modern and Vatican II as embracing the modern world, both councils are also phases in the church's coming to grips, through its bishops, with modern politics. With Pastor Aeternus, Vatican I declared the church's independence as a transnational body whose reality, given its origin and end, transcends that of an association of citizens in a particular state. Our understanding of the definition of infallibility is enriched by placing it in this context of a post-revolutionary, post-Christendom church. After the council, Newman's Letter to the Duke of Norfolk had a significant political and theological impact on the definition's reception.

Plenary Lecture Schedule

Thursday, March 14th

06:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Gathering & Check-In
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
07:00 PM - 07:05 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Elizabeth A. Huddleston
Elizabeth A. Huddleston
Managing Editor, Newman Studies Journal
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Dr. William L. Portier
Dr. William L. Portier

Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology,
University of Dayton

08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Q&A
Venue
Gailliot Center Library

Symposium Schedule

Friday, March 15th

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Gathering & Check-In
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
09:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Bud Marr
Bud Marr
Director, National Institute for Newman Studies
09:00 PM - 09:40 AM

Presentation
"The Döllinger Affair and Nineteenth-Century Catholicism"

Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Dr. Thomas Albert Howard
Dr. Thomas Albert Howard

Professor of Humanities and Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University

09:40 AM - 09:50 AM
Break
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
09:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Presentation
"Settling Old Scores: Pastor Aeternus as the Liquidation of Early Modern Opponents of Papalism"

Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Dr. Shaun Blanchard
Dr. Shaun Blanchard

Assistant Professor of Theology at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University​

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
Break
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

Presentation
"Not Undone, but Completed": John Henry Newman and the Reception of Vatican I

Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Dr. Kristin Colberg
Dr. Kristin Colberg

St. John's School of Theology and Seminary

11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Break
Venue
Gailliot Center Library
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Presentation
"Vatican I, the new papacy, and the crisis of Catholic globalization"

Venue
Gailliot Center Library
Speaker
Dr. Massimo Faggioli
Dr. Massimo Faggioli

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University​

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
Venue
Gailliot Center Library Dining Room

Symposium Speakers

Dr. Thomas Albert Howard

Dr. Thomas Albert Howard

 Professor of Humanities and Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University

"The Döllinger Affair and Nineteenth-Century Catholicism"

Dr. Kristin Colberg

Associate Professor of Theology, St. John's School of Theology and Seminary

"Not Undone, but Completed": John Henry Newman and the Reception of Vatican I

Dr. Kristin Colberg

Dr. Shaun Blanchard

Dr. Shaun Blanchard

Assistant Professor of Theology at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University​

"Settling Old Scores: Pastor Aeternus as the Liquidation of Early Modern Opponents of Papalism"

Dr. Massimo Faggioli

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University​

"Vatican I, the new papacy, and the crisis of Catholic globalization"

Dr. Massimo Faggioli