Marquette University News Release

The role and impact of Vatican II topic of lecture at Marquette

November 8, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Rev. John F. Baldovin, S.J., a professor of historical and liturgical theology at Boston College, will continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, with a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Event Information
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Father Baldovin will discuss how Vatican II still animates the Catholic Church’s and Marquette University’s mission during his lecture “Renewing the Liturgy, Revitalizing the Church: The Vatican II Reforms at 50.” Father Baldovin, who worked with the International Commission on English in the Liturgy from 1994-2002, is also the author of Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation: Understanding the Mass and Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics.

The lecture series celebrating Vatican II is sponsored by Marquette University’s Office of Mission and Ministry, the Department of Theology and the Gesu Parish. The series is a way for Marquette and the Milwaukee Catholic community to explore the meaning of Vatican II today and the challenges it presents for the future.

Media interested in attending the event or interviewing Father Baldovin should contact Andrew Brodzeller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286 or

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