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Columnist Dionne featured in discussion of Vatican II

September 12, 2012

E.J. Dionne, a renowned expert on politics and religion, will be the featured speaker in a seven-part series discussing "The Second Vatican Council: 50 Years Later."

E.J. DionneNow in its 40th year, the Theologian in Residence program will present lectures and small-group discussions at venues throughout Fort Collins. Discussions will focus on changes in religious attitudes since the landmark Second Vatican Council, which convened in 1962 and lasted three years.

Dionne, a Rhodes Scholar and columnist for the Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at the 7 p.m. Nov. 13 event at CSU’s Lory Student Center Theater. Dionne, who has written several books on American politics and religion, is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution.

O'Malley, Margolf also featured

Dionne’s presentation will be preceded by an Oct. 1 lecture by Rev. John O’Malley, S.J. focused on the famous Council of Trent, which concluded in 1563, and Vatican II. O’Malley, a noted writer and Catholic lecturer, is a professor at Georgetown University. His lecture begins at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins.

Also included in the series is “Reformation or Revolution: Historians, the Protestant Reformation, and Vatican II,” presented by Dr. Diane Margolf, chair of CSU’s Department of History. That event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins.

CSU sponsoring events

The Theologian in Residence Program’s fall series is sponsored by CSU’s Department of History, First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins and Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. Dionne’s lecture is sponsored by CSU’s Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication.

For more information about the series contact Maria Eisemann.

The complete schedule of events is available at the Theologian in Residence website.