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Kolbe Marian Conference April 9th Notre Dame

By March 24, 2016Marian Talks, News
Ave Maria!
Mark your calendars for this big event at beautiful Notre Dame University with Dr. Scott Hahn, Bp. Donald Hying, Fr. James McCurry, and Dr. John Cavadini. We will be there with cameras and books:
Mother of Mercy
All are invited to attend our 2016 Kolbe Marian Conference in honor of the Jubilee Year of Mercy!
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jordan Hall of Science Room 105
University of Notre Dame
No registration required
Admission is free; donations appreciated
For more information, write to
Speakers will include:
Bishop Donald Hying
10:00 a.m.
“Mary, Mother of the Eucharistic Christ: Exploring the Intrinsic Link Between the Blessed Virgin and the Eucharist”
Bishop Hying is the Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, and was previously an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sixth child of all boys born to Albert and Catherine Hying, Bishop Hying, a native of West Allis, Wisconsin, was ordained to the priesthood for the archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1989. In Milwaukee, he served in numerous parishes, as well as La Sagrada Familia, the archdiocese’s parish in the Dominican Republic. Bishop Hying also  served as dean of formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary where he was later appointed rector. In 2011, until Pope Benedict XVI named him auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, and in 2015, he was ordained bishop of Gary. Fluent in Spanish, Bishop Hying’s missionary experience has brought a strong sense of understanding and compassion to many of the faithful in the Diocese of Gary.  
Dr. John C. Cavadini
11:20 a.m.
John C. Cavadini is a member of the Department of Theology, having served as Chair of the Department from 1997-2010 and led the Department to a top-10 ranking in the recently released NRC rankings of doctoral programs. He is also the McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life.  His main areas of research and teaching are in patristics, that is, the theology of the early church, with a special focus on the theology of St. Augustine, and on the biblical spirituality of the Fathers of the Church.  He has published extensively in these areas, as well as in the theology of miracles, the life and work of Gregory the Great, catechetical theology, the theology of marriage, etc.  As Director of the Institute for Church Life, he inaugurated the Echo program in catechetical leadership, the ND Vision program for high school students the seminar “What We Hold in Trust” for trustees and presidents of Catholic colleges and universities, the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program and the Initiative in Spirituality and the Professions, among others.  In November, 2009, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to a five-year term on the International Theological Commission and was also created a member of the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, classis civilis, by Pope Benedict.  He has served as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Doctrine since 2006.
Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv.
1:45 p.m.
“Marian Consecration: For the Sake of God’s Mercy”
Fr. McCurry serves as the Minister Provincial of the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of the Angels. He was the 2015 recipient of the annual Kolbe Award at Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois, which is given to those who mirror St. Maximilian’s charisms of heroic charity and self-sacrifice. Fr. McCurry is the past president of the Militia of the Immaculata, Kolbean scholar, and Mariologist. At the canonization of St. Maximilian in 1982, Pope John Paul II encouraged Fr. McCurry to lead all to be consecrated to Our Lady as St. Maximilian was. As president of the MI and as a leader within the Conventual Franciscan Order, Fr. McCurry has undertaken to fulfill this papal commission. 
Dr. Scott Hahn
3:05 p.m.
“Mother and Father of Mercy: Lessons from the Holy Family”
Dr. Hahn is the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. From 2005 to 2011, he held the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s SupperReasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Some of his newest books are Evangelizing CatholicsAngels and Saints, and Joy to the World.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
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