Tuesday, May 15, 2007

2007 Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference Details

[The Society for Catholic Liturgy is hosting its 2007 Liturgical Conference at the Pontifical College, Josephinum, in Columbus, Ohio from Sept. 20th-23rd.

This year, the SCL has added a feature of two tracks for the conference. One is a more academic track, and the other more oriented towards a hands-on pastoral angle for parish priests and staff.

What follows is "Track I" or the academic track. There are a number of recognizable names, not the least of which the NLM's very own Matthew Alderman will be presenting a paper at this conference on his own speciality of sacred architecture. The conference looks to be excellent, so I would heartily recommend that people consider saving their pennies for the (quite reasonable) costs of the conference.

The full conference schedule with details of Mass and the Divine Office, meal and accomodation options, can be seen here in PDF format.

Each year, I like to try to get to at least one liturgical conference, both for reasons of the papers presented at it, as well as the good liturgy and fruitful discussions and collaborations that can result from such conferences.

This year, I've determined that this will be the liturgical conference I will go to. Therefore, it is also for that reason that I hope I will see others of you there as well.

Other Catholic bloggers or writers, please consider spreading the word about this conference and help promote it.]

Society for Catholic Liturgy
2007 Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 20, 2007
7:00pm Keynote Address
Dr. Alcuin Reid

TRACK I: Academic Track

Friday, September 21, 2007
9:00am Session I

Msgr. Richard Malone, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Benedict XVI on the Sacrifice of the Mass

Dr. Michael P. Foley, Baylor University
The Whence and Whither of the Kiss of Peace in the Roman Rite

Dr. Anthony Lillies, St. JohnVianney Theological Seminary
Sacramental Mysticism: The Teaching of Pope Benedict and the Experience of the Saints

10:15am Session II
Dr. Daniel Van Slyke, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
Active Participation from Pius X to Benedict XVI

Dr. Helen Harrison,
Ad cenam Agni providi with Plainsong and Polyphony

Mr. William Heyer, Architect
Architecture of the Josephinum

2:30pm Session III
Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
The Eucharistic Ecclesiology of Benedict XVI

Mr. Richard H. Bulzacchelli, S.T.L., Aquinas College
The --------- and the Meaning of Sacrifice in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

Dr. Conrad Donakowski, University of Michigan (emeritus)
A City of God: Ratzinger at Regensburg

3:45pm Session IV
Dr. Stephen Mirarchi, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
Tears in the Liturgy: Lachrymosity in the Missale Romanum Since 1962

Ms. Janice Kraus, Independent Scholar
Finding Jesus Christ - in Prayer, in the Liturgy, in the Church: Catholic Liturgy and the Problem of Protestant Evangelical Converts

Saturday, September 22, 2007

9:00am Session I
Dr. Edward Schaefer, Gonzaga University
“Active Participation” in Roman Liturgy: A Geneology of the Term and its Applications in regard to Music

Rev. Jack Custer, Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius
The Eucharist as Thanksgiving Sacrifice

10:15am Session II
Rev. Robert Pesarchick, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Pope Benedict XVI and the Liturgy: The Incarnation, Inculturation, and the Liturgy

Mr. Matthew G. Alderman, Intern Architect
Manifesting Heaven: Architectural Solutions for The Spirit of the Liturgy

2:30pm Session III
Sr. Madeline Grace
Facing East: Is It a Liturgical Practice which Needs to Be Revisited Today?

Mr. Philip Carl Smith, University of Notre Dame
A Hermeneutic of Continuity for 20th Century Sacred Music

4:00pm Plenary Session, Cardinal Paul Poupard

(The conference concludes Sunday with Mass.)

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