Friday, March 13, 2015

Liturgical Conference in Germany March 18-21, Featuring Cardinal Burke

The 17th Cologne Liturgical Conference will take place next week from March 18-21 in the German city of Herzogenrath, near Aachen. The topic of the conference is “The Liturgy of the Sacraments”, and will cover a wide variety topics, related to (inter alia et multa) Baptism, Holy Orders, the Last Rites, and Eucharistic devotion. Among the speakers, His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, will deliver a talk entitled “ ‘Till death do us part’ - Marriage-Theology in the Catholic Church in the wake of the recent Bishops’ Synod in Rome on Marriage and Family.” His Excellency Dr. Jean-Pierre Deville, Bishop of Liège, will speak on the “History and Theology of the Feast of Corpus Christi,” his see being the place where the feast of Corpus Christi was first celebrated. The papers will be delivered in German; you can see the full program by clicking this link, and access the enrollment form here. The conference will also include a visit to Liège and the shrine of St Juliana, a Pontifical Mass on the feast of St Joseph celebrated by Bishop Deville, and a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Cardinal Burke.

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