March 29, 2013

Bishop Coyne to give April 10 lecture on the Year of Faith at Marian University

Criterion staff report

Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary and the philosophy-theology department of Marian University in Indianapolis will co-host the second annual Bishop Simon Bruté Lecture at 7 p.m. on April 10 in the auditorium of the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library at Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, in Indianapolis.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, vicar general, will deliver a lecture titled “The Year of Faith and the New Evangelization: Vatican II Continued.”

Marian president Daniel Elsener encouraged Catholics across central and southern Indiana to attend the gathering.

“The Marian University community welcomes Bishop Christopher Coyne back to campus for this important lecture,” Elsener said. “During this Year of Faith, when we recall the historic moment that Vatican II was for our Church, it is a special privilege to have Bishop Coyne share with us ‘a young bishop’s perspective’ on the magnificent, forward-looking teaching that was promulgated by the Council fathers—in full continuity with 2,000 years of Catholic faith and practice.

“We urge all members of our archdiocesan family to join us for this wonderful evening of prayer and reflection.”

Father Bob Robeson, rector at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, agreed.

“We are pleased to have Bishop Christopher Coyne delivering the second annual Bishop Brute lecture at Marian University. As a distinguished scholar in liturgical theology, Bishop Coyne brings a vast knowledge of liturgy, as well as many years of pastoral experience as a priest and bishop, to our celebration of the year of Faith at Marian University,” Father Robeson said. “We invited Bishop Coyne to give this lecture because we believed that he could bring a unique and relevant perspective in reflecting upon the new evangelization in light of the Second Vatican Council.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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