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Vatican II @ 50 Symposium
The Doheny Campus welcomed many to the Vatican II @ 50 Symposium. With over 250 RSVPs, many gathered to learn about this year's theme "The Church in the World and the World Church." Keynote speaker Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernandez, Director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago and the author of numerous books and articles, gave her talk "The Walls are Sprayed in Gospel" teaching how interconnected communities bind together as a universal church. Respondents Dr. Susan Abraham from Loyola Marymount and Fr. Guillermo Garcia from Mount St. Mary's College made for a very interesting discussion.



Saturday, February 16: The religious studies department of Mount St. Mary's College is sponsoring a three-year sequence of symposia on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The event will be held at the Doheny Campus on Feb. 16th. Richard Gaillardetz, currently the McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will present the keynote speech. The event is free, but reservation is required.

Saturday, February 23: See President Ann at the yearly Religious Education Congress. Members of the Mount Community, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Alumnae and Friends of the College are invited to a reception hosted by MSMC President Ann McElaney-Johnson. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7:30 to 10 pm at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel, Platinum Ballroom 4. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by February 11. Contact Leilani Ford at 213.477.2767 or

Tuesday, October 29: The Religious Studies department is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Pat Reif Memorial Lecture. Amy-Jill Levine will be the keynote speaker. Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies. We welcome her warmly to the Mount! The event will be held on the Doheny campus at the Rose Hills Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.