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Notre Dame to host conference on theology of Mary

September 30, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Our Lady of Vladimir

A conference of theologians will convene Oct. 6-8 (Sunday-Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall for a new consideration of recent, but lately overlooked, scholarship on Mary.

The conference, “Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council,” is being sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life. It will focus on the works of several prominent Catholic thinkers of the 20th century — among them Karl and Hugo Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Yves Congar, Henri de Lubac and Thomas Merton — and examine their implications for the 21st century. Read More

New Notre Dame program to train theology teachers for Catholic schools

September 17, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Institute for Church Life Echo program

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) has announced a new program to train recent college graduates for service as theology teachers in Catholic middle and high schools.

The new initiative, Echo Teaching Theology, is receiving applications now through January, and will begin in the summer of 2014. In partnership with ICL’s Echo program, which since 2004 has trained catechetical leaders for ministry in Catholic parishes, and Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, Echo Teaching Theology will offer participating students a tuition-free graduate degree in theology through summer studies at Notre Dame, service in Catholic schools and dioceses, and human and spiritual formation in Echo communities nationwide. Read More