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March 1, 2002 Issue

2002 Institute to explore Vatican II

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

The annual Theological Institute (TI) at St. Norbert College will run one week, July 15 to July 19, instead of two as in previous years in an effort to add more of a community atmosphere.

"We found that enrollment was rather spread out over the two weeks," explained Institute director, Howard Ebert. "The dynamic of the Theological Institute is a strong community aspect."

Besides taking any of the four classes, each held daily, participants can attend a Focus afternoon and dinner on July 17. The event will explore "40 Years After Vatican II: Reflections and Hopes."

"We felt it was a good time -- it's 40 years since Vatican II began -- to look back at where we've come and what challenges us," said Ebert.

TI instructors will offer presentations on Vatican II, followed by panel discussion and questions. Cost for the afternoon, which is also open to those who are not enrolled in the weeklong TI, is $49.

Classes and instructors for the Theological Institute are:

"Highlights of the Code of Canon Law" with Fr. Gary Neville, O.Praem., and Sr. Ann Rehrauer, OSF, former diocesan chancellor;

"A Journey Through Christian Classics" with Bp. Robert Morneau;

"Theology of the Eucharist" with Fr. Gerard Austin, OP;

Just War and Pacifism in the Christian Tradition" with M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D, University of Dayton.

The Theological Institute was founded in 1969 by Dr. Martin Lang, associate professor of theology at St. Norbert College, in response to questions asked by the faith community after Vatican II. The TI provides Christian continuing education for clergy and lay people.

Participants in the TI can receive one Continuing Education Unit (C.E.U.) for each course at a nominal fee. A diploma is awarded at the completion of 24 courses.

The fee for each course is $125, and a non-refundable registration fee is $25. For more information or registration forms, contact Chris Sarkis at the St. Norbert's Theological Institute Office at (920) 403-3741, or e-mail at [email protected].

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