Bishop Walter Sullivan lecture series

The project to establish the Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University began when the Most Rev. Walter F. Sullivan was nearing retirement as the 11th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond after thirty years of service. Members of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart congregation wanted to give Bishop Sullivan a gift at his retirement, and he expressed the desire to see a Chair in Catholic Studies established at VCU. A variety of donors, both Catholic and non-Catholic, contributed to the fundraising effort, which yielded an endowment sufficient to support the appointment of a chair. A national search was then conducted, and in 2008 Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut was appointed as the first Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies.

2012-13 Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series

Second Annual Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies Symposium
Wednesday, March 13th. 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM VCU Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Avenue, First Floor. The Symposium is a tribute to Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, a progressive leader in the U.S. Roman Catholic church and the longest-serving head of the Richmond diocese, who died on December 11, 2012 at the age of 84. Free and open to the public. For more information, please see the flyer.

Presentation Schedule:

10:15 AM:
The Phenomenon of Vatican Council II:
Where it came from, what happened at the Council, what has happened since

Dr. Anthony Padovano, Author, Theologian, and Worldwide Lecturer

11:30 AM:
Nourishing Today's Faith: Vatican II and the Roots of Catholic Social Teaching
Sr. Simone Campbell,SSS, Social Activist

1:30 PM:
Can We Talk?: Principles for Dialogue in the Church flowing from Vatican II
Bill Huebsch, Educator and Publisher

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