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October 17, 2001

VITERBO’S CATHOLIC, FRANCISCAN NATURE TOPIC OF OCT. 23 EVENING

LA CROSSE, Wis.—What does it mean to teach and work in a Catholic university? What does Viterbo’s Catholicity mean for students, faculty, and staff who aren’t Catholic?

Explore answers to these questions and more at "From the Heart of the Church: Viterbo University—Catholic, Franciscan," from 7:30-9 p.m. in San Damiano Chapel on Tuesday,   Oct. 23.

Moderated by Viterbo President William Medland and with prayer by Fr. Tom O'Neill, campus ministry, and Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, president of the Viterbo Board of Directors, the evening is a time of reflection about the nature of the Catholic university.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse Raymond Burke, "Ex Corde Ecclesiae."
  • Grace McDonald, FSPA, former president of Viterbo, "Viterbo: Catholic and Franciscan Since 1890."
  • Earl Madary, religious studies, "Roman Catholic Higher Education: A Voice of Hope and Transformation."
  • Rev. William Reese, religious studies, "Together We Confess."
  • Thomas Thibodeau, religious studies, "Laying Hands on the World."

"From the Heart of the Church" is a free presentation and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. For more information, contact Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University religious studies department, at 608-796-3705.

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