Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aquinas College forum on Sacred Scripture, June 15 - 19, 2009

[n.b. - I am participating in this forum, and giving a presentation for it on the 17th entitled, "Living in the Bible Belt: The Fundamentals of Fundamentalism." I am particlarly excited about Fr. Rosica's report on the 2008 Vatican Synod on Sacred Scripture, on the morning of the 16th. If you are in town, and interested in the Bible, I would strongly urge you to join us for these discussions - they promise to be very fruitful!]

St. Thomas Aquinas Forum 2009

Each summer, the St. Thomas Aquinas Theological & Catechetical Forum at Aquinas College offers an intensive weeklong study of a particular point of Roman Catholic doctrine or devotion, led by one or more Aquinas College faculty members. The half-day sessions include daily Mass and opportunities for personal prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, and sacramental Reconciliation. Attendance can be counted toward hours needed for diocesan catechist certification programs.

Sacred Scripture:
The Word of God...Living and Active

Date: Monday - Friday, June 15 - 19
Time: 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Daily Mass: 9:00 a.m.
Registration fee: $100

Registration form (1.13MB pdf)

2009 Flyer (1.28MB pdf)

2009 Speakers:

Reverend Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. holds advanced degrees in Theology and Sacred Scripture from Toronto, Rome, and Jerusalem and has lectured on Sacred Scripture at universities in Canada from 1990 to the present. In October 2008, Father Rosica was appointed by the Vatican as the Media and Communications Liaison to the Synod of Bishops on The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. Last February, Pope Benedict appointed Father as consultor to the Pontifical Council of Social Communications. Father also served as the National Director of World Youth Day 2002 and the Papal Visit to Canada, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network.

Andrew Minto, Ph.D. is professor of Sacred Scripture and Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former account executive in the financial services industry, Dr. Minto earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University, a master's in Theology from Franciscan University, and a Ph.D. in Sacred Scripture and Theology from The Catholic University of America. Dr Minto also serves as Consultant to Redeemer Pacific College in Vancouver, British Columbia; Assistant Editor of Fides Quarens Intellectum; and reviewer for Oxford University Press on a proposed new study Bible in the Catholic Tradition.

Sister Mary Dominic, O.P. teaches linguistics and Scripture at Aquinas College. Prior to joining the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in 1987, Sister earned a Ph.D. in linguistics and taught at Auburn University. In 2003, Sister earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Providence College. She has published a number of scholarly articles on linguistics and Scripture.

Sister Jane Dominic, O.P. is a member of the theology faculty at Aquinas College. Sister is a popular speaker on a variety of topics related to religious life and theology and has presented to young adult groups, parenting groups, RCIA classes, and lay organizations in Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, South Bend, Ind., and other cities around the country. She is currently studying at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum, in Rome.

David Dault is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and holds degrees in philosophy, religion and theology. He is currently writing a book for Yale University Press on the phenomenon of "designer" Bibles. A convert to the Catholic Faith, David's presentations often reveal his appreciative sense of humor toward the challenges facing Catholics in the "Bible Belt."

For more information on the St. Thomas Aquinas Forum, please call (615) 297-7545 or email

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