The Catholic University of America

October 6–7, 2009,

the School of Theology and Religious Studies and Theological College co-sponsored a symposium entitled "Ministerial Priesthood in the Third Millennium: 'Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests'"

Schedule

The two-day symposium will feature talks by priests who are members of the CUA faculty, representatives of the Society of St. Sulpice and other clergy. The event also will include Q-and-A sessions and small-group discussions.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Registration and Light Refreshments -
    Pryzbyla Center, Great Room
  • 9:25 a.m.
    Welcome
    Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president,
    The Catholic University of America
  • 9:30 a.m.
    "Biblical Foundations on the Priesthood:
    The Contributions of the Letter to the Hebrews,"
    Very Rev. Ronald D. Witherup, S.S.
    Superior General, Society of St. Sulpice
  • 10:45 a.m.
    "Priesthood, Priestliness and Priests"
    Monsignor Paul G. McPartlan
    Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism
    School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Q-and-A session and discussion will follow.
  • Noon
    Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.

    Lecture
    "Faithful Stewards of God's Mysteries:
    Theological Insights on Priesthood from the Ordination Ritual,"
    Rev. Michael C. Witczak
    assistant professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • 2:45 p.m.
    Wrap-up panel of the day's speakers

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

  • 8:00 a.m.
    Registration and Light Refreshments
    Pryzbyla Center, Great Room
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
    Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
    archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor, presiding
    Pryzbyla Center, Great Room
  • 9:30 a.m.
    Panel discussion
    "Priest as Evangelizer"
    Most Rev. Martin D. Holley
    Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
    Rev. Walter G. Lewis
    Diocese of Richmond
    Rev. Vincent J. O'Malley, C.M.
    pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Emmitsburg, Md.
  • 10:45 a.m.
    Lecture
    "Finding Our Way to God: Three Different Paths to Holiness"
    Very Rev. Lawrence B. Terrien, S.S.
    former superior general, Society of St. Sulpice, 1996 to 2002
    alumnus of Theological College, 1972
    rector, Theological College, 1986 to 1992
  • Noon
    Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Lecture
    "A Contemporary Priestly Spirituality"
    Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin
    dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies.
    Q-and-A session and small-group discussion will follow.
  • 2:45 p.m.
    Wrap-up panel of the day's speakers

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Slideshows

In the spirit of the called-for dialog of the year, CUA is interviewing 12 alumni about their experiences in the priesthood. A new interview will appear on the 19th of each month. Click to view all interviews.

Deacon Thomas Gillespie
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Deacon Thomas Gillespie
Theological College Seminarian
S.T.B. 2010

Rev. David Werning
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Rev. David Werning
Pastor, Our Lady of Victory
S.T.B. 1998

Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien
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Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien
Professor, Columbus School of Law
M.Ch.A. 1975
D.Min. 1985

Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville
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Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville
Vice President for Mission and Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
D.Min. 1996

Most Rev. Francisco Gonzàlez, S.F.
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Most Rev. Francisco Gonzàlez, S.F.
Auxiliary bishop, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
M.A. 1967