Conference Schedule

“The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: A Celebration”

April 25 – 27, 2013
  • Conference Coordinators:

Dr. Kristin M. Colberg, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota

Dr. Robert A. Krieg, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana


Thursday, April 25

 

McKenna Hall, Auditorium

 

7:00 p.m.  Welcome and Prayer

Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C.,

University Vice-President for Mission Engagement and Church

Dr. J. Matthew Ashley

Chair, Theology Department, University of Notre Dame

 

7:15 p.m. Cardinal Kasper’s Life & Theology

Moderator:  Dr. Bradley J. Malkovsky, University of Notre Dame

Speakers:

Dr. Kristin M. Colberg, St. John’s University (Collegeville)

            “Walter Kasper and the Task of Theology.”

Rev. Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., University of Notre Dame

            “Walter Kasper’s Thinking on the Church: Some Basic Directions.”

 

8:30 p.m. Reception. McKenna Hall, Atrium

 

Friday, April 26

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast. McKenna Hall, Atrium

 

9:00 a.m. Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. McKenna Hall, Auditorium

Moderator:  Dr. Elena G. Procario-Foley, Iona College

Speakers:

Dr. William P. Loewe, Catholic University of America

                        “Walter Kasper’s Jesus the Christ in Retrospect (And Prospect).”

Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Fordham University
            “Wherever . . .: Walter Kasper’s Pneumatology and Beyond.”

 

10:10 a.m.  Break

 

10:30 a.m. Theological Anthropology and Jewish-Christian Relations

Moderator:  Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Catholic Theological Union (Chicago)

Speakers:

Dr. Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., University of Notre Dame

            “The Mystery of Being Human: Christ the Key.”

Dr. Elizabeth T. Groppe, Xavier University (Cincinnati), &

            “Forging a New Path of Shalom:

Kasper’s Contributions to Catholic-Jewish Relations.”

 

11:40 a.m. Break

 

12:00 p.m. Conference Luncheon. McKenna Hall, Lower Level

 

2:30 p.m. The Church and Ecumenical Relations

Moderator:  Dr. Ulrich L. Lehner, Marquette University

 

Speakers:

Dr. Catherine E. Clifford, St. Paul’s University (Ottawa)

                        “The Tübingen School and Ecumenism.”

Dr. Susan K. Wood, S.C.L., Marquette University

“Unity at the Table: The Ecumenical Challenge.”

 

3:40 p.m. Break

 

4:00 p.m. The God of Jesus Christ

Moderator:  Rev. Michael A. Fahey, S.J., Fairfield University

 

Speakers:

Dr. Anthony J. Godzieba, Villanova University

            “Walter Kasper on the Promise and the Burden of Natural Theology.”

Dr. Cyril J. O’Regan, University of Notre Dame

“Reordering the Trinity: Kasper’s (Dis)continuity with Rahner.”

 

5:10 p.m. Break

 

5:20 p.m. Reception. McKenna Hall, Lower Level.

 

5:45 p.m. Conference Dinner

            Blessing: Dr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., University of Notre Dame

 

            Dinner Presentation: Cardinal Kasper in the Catholic Tübingen School

Speaker: Rev. John R. Sachs, S.J., Boston College School of Theology & Ministry

Tübinger Katholizismus in a New Key:

Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Vision and Hope for Ecumenism.”

           

Slide presentation: Dr. Robert A. Krieg, University of Notre Dame

“Images of Tübingen and Its Catholic Theologians.”

 

Respondents:

Dr. John Betz, University of Notre Dame

            Dr. Francesca A. Murphy, University of Notre Dame

 

7:30 p.m. A Celebration of Cardinal Kasper’s Birthday (March 5)

                        McKenna Hall, Atrium

 

Saturday, April 27

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast. McKenna Hall, Atrium

 

9:00 a.m. The Legacy of Cardinal Kasper. McKenna Hall, Auditorium

Moderator:  Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame

Speakers:

Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., University of Notre Dame

            “Dialogue, Communion, and the Reality of the Church:

                        The Ecumenical Achievements of Cardinal Walter Kasper.”

Dr. Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School

            “Revelation, History, and Freedom:

The Distinctive Gestalt of Kasper’s Theology.”

 

10:10 a.m. Break

 

10:30 a.m. The Challenges Facing Contemporary Theology

Moderator:  Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, University of Notre Dame

Speaker: Cardinal Walter Kasper, Rome

            “Doing Theology Today.”

Respondent:  Dr. John C. Cavadini, University of Notre Dame

 

11:45 p.m. Conclusion

Dr. J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame

 

12:00 p.m. Closing Luncheon, McKenna Hall, Lower Level

 

5:00 p.m.  Mass, Cardinal Walter Kasper, Presider & Preacher

                        The Basilica of the Sacred Heart