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Bernard Lonergan and Contemporary Ecclesiology with Reverend Joseph A. Komonchak  

Rev. Joseph KomonchakJoin the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology on Thursday, November 10th at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Good Shepherd, Lewis Hall, for a guest lecture by Reverend Joseph A. Komonchak. Rev. Komonchak will be discussing Bernard Lonergan's notion of the Church as "a process of self-constitution occurring within worldwide human society" as it illumines three major issues in Roman Catholic ecclesiology after Vatican II. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Toth-Lonergan Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies and the Center for Catholic Studies.

Joseph A. Komonchak is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York who taught at the Catholic University of America from 1977 to 2009. He has taught courses on ecclesiology, ministry, the thought of John Courtney Murray, the theology of Joseph Ratzinger, and the history and theology of Vatican II. He has published over 150 articles and was the chief editor of The New Dictionary of Theology. He was the editor of the English-language edition of the five-volume History of Vatican II. A collection of his essays was published as Foundations in Ecclesiology. His Père Marquette lecture, "Who are the Church?" was delivered and published in 2008.

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review.

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