Annual Charles S. Casassa Chair of Catholic Social Values Lecture with Timothy Matovina, Ph.D.: Latino Contributions to Vatican II Renewal

Casassa Lecture: Latino Contributions to Vatican II Renewal with Dr. Tim Matovina | Thursday, November 15, 2012 
Dr. Timothy Matovina is the author of the recent ground-breaking study Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church (Princeton University Press, 2012). To view the book's website, click here.

Numbers alone do not define the significance of the Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church, nor the presence of peoples of African, Asian, and Native descent. The mutual influence of Catholicism and Latino (as well as Black, Asian, and Native) peoples in the United States is shaping not just the future of American Catholic life, but also the life of the nation. While there are many facets to the Latino presence in U.S. Catholicism, as we commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council, Dr. Timothy Matovina will focus his remarks on four major contributions to the areas of liturgy, spiritual renewal, faith and justice, and the revitalization of ecclesial life, that Latinos have made to enrich U.S. Catholicism since the Council.

Location: Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000) at Loyola Marymount University 
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


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