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Cardinal George visits Loyola

Francis Cardinal George (right) talking with Sam Attoh, dean of the Graduate School, outside Madonna della Strada Chapel.

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., will help mark the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II when he speaks on the Council’s Declaration of Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humane) at Loyola’s School of Law on Thursday. Cardinal George will talk about how the historical document fits with the overall goals of the Second Vatican Council, which was convened by Pope John XXIII in October of 1962. He will also discuss the document’s interpretation of the connection between church and state.

The event will take place in the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom on the 10th floor, on Thursday, February 21, at noon.

This event is sponsored by the law school’s new Law and Religion program. Pizza will be provided.

To RSVP, please e-mail lawandreligion@luc.edu. For more information, click here.

  • By Derek on 2.20.2013 at 4:32 pm

    Awesome! A great theologian if there ever was one. I wish I were still in Chicago to come see this!

  • By Tom on 2.20.2013 at 4:56 pm

    Vatican II was convened by Pope John XXIII not by Pope John Paul II.

    He was there but was Bishop Karol Wojtyła the Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków.

    While at the council where he made contributions to two of its most historic and influential products, the Decree on Religious Freedom (in Latin, Dignitatis Humanae) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes).

  • By Martin Sinnott on 2.21.2013 at 5:28 am

    Oops, John Paul II was nowhere close to the papacy in October, 1962. How can the editors be so careless? Does anyone fact check around here?? Hopefully, this error will be corrected. Thank you.

  • By Esther on 2.21.2013 at 7:56 am

    Great talk! Just one correction, the Council was convened by pope John XXIII and continued by pope Paul VI. John Paul II was not elected pope until 1978, more than a decade after the council ended. He and Joseph Ratzinger participated at the Council, though.