Renowned Speakers Featured at Annual Summer Institute

June 2, 2009

Closing the Year of St. Paul, Christendom College will host its 20th Annual Summer Institute, entitled "St. Paul's Spiritual and Scriptural Contributions to the Church," on the weekend of June 26-27, 2009. The Institute will feature many prominent speakers including Bishop Paul Loverde, Tim Staples, Bishop James Conley, and Mark Shea.

staplesTim Staples will speak on the understanding of justification. Staples is a full-time evangelist who was raised a Baptist and was an Assembly of God Youth Minister before he converted to the Catholic Church. Since his conversion in 1988, he has given hundreds of talks and helped thousands of Catholics find their way back home.

Bishop James Conley, Auxiliary Bishop of Denver, will celebrate Mass and deliver the homily on Saturday. Bishop Conley was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Wichita in 1985, and since then has served in many parish and diocesan assignments, most recently as an official in the Vatican Congregation for Bishops.

sheaMark Shea, a popular Catholic writer and speaker, will deliver a talk on St. Paul, evangelization, and apologetics. Shea is the author of many books and an award-winning columnist, having contributed many articles to This Rock, the National Catholic Register, and other Catholic publications. Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde will open the weekend with Mass and a Pauline homily on Friday.

Irish Tenor Mark Forrest will sing during a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Friday. Forrest performs Irish music concerts and inspirational music concerts, with his melodic voice having filled concert halls and cathedrals world wide. Christendom College

President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will discuss St. Paul's journey to Rome. O'Donnell is a renowned speaker, author, host of a number of EWTN programs, and the President of Christendom College where he also teaches Theology and History. He serves on the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Christendom Theology Professor Eric Jenislawski will delve into the topic of St. Paul and the crisis of modern Biblical interpretation. Jenislawski received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Yale University, and is currently a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of America. As Assistant Professor of Theology at Christendom, he routinely teaches courses on Sacred Scripture, medieval exegesis, and Divine Revelation.

Sebastian Carnazzo will speak on the Acts of the Apostles as the key to understanding St. Paul's Epistles. Carnazzo received his MA in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, and is presently pursuing a doctorate in Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He teaches Sacred Scripture and Biblical Languages at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the Fraternity of St. Peter in Denton, NE.

Spacing is limited and early-bird pricing is available.

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