Vatican II at 50:  "50 Years of Liturgical Reform. Beyond Vatican II Nominalism"
by Dr. Massimo Faggioli

50 years is a significant period of time to assess a reform in the life of the Church.  The anniversary of the liturgical reform is particularly important as the issue of different "liturgical cultures" in the Catholic Church has been at the center of the debate on the legacy of Vatican II.  In a time of change of priorities in the Church with the pontificate of Francis, it is time to reassess what remains of the clashes around the liturgical reform.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Roski Dining Center, University Hall
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, Ca  90045

Please SAVE THE DATE for the fifth forum of the eight-part "Vatican II @ 50:  A Symposium," sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and Mount St. Mary's College.  

Event is free and open to the public.  There is a form to RSVP at the bottom of this page.

The lecture can also be viewed live on this website


ABOUT DR. MASSIMO FAGGIOLI  Headshot
Dr. Massimo Faggioli worked in the “John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies” in Bologna between 1996 and 2008 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Turin in 2002. He moved to the US in 2008, where he was visiting fellow at the Jesuit Institute at Boston College between 2008 and 2009. Dr. Faggioli is now assistant professor in the Theology Department of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul (Minnesota). He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their little daughter. He writes regularly for Italian and American newspapers and journals on the Church, religion and politics.

His most recent books are: Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning (2012; Italian translation and Portuguese translation, 2013); True Reform. Liturgy and Ecclesiology in “Sacrosanctum Concilium” (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2012; Italian translation, 2013); John XXIII. The Medicine of Mercy (Liturgical Press, 2014).

His forthcoming books are: Sorting Out Catholicism. Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements (Liturgical Press, October 2014 - English translation of the Italian book of 2008); Pope Francis: A Beginning (Paulist Press, February 2015 - English translation of the Italian book of January 2014); The Legacy of Vatican II, eds. Massimo Faggioli – Andrea Vicini SJ (proceedings of the Vatican II conference at Boston College, 26 September 2013); A Council for a Global Church. Receiving Vatican II in History (Fortress Press, May 2015).