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Bishop Cupich to Deliver Lecture at Creighton University

Creighton University’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II continues with the lecture series “The Constitution of the Church” (Lumen Gentium).

Spokane, Wash., Bishop Blase Cupich, formerly of Omaha, will present "Second Vatican Council Bishops: "Apprentices at the School of the Holy Spirit" at 7p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture series will conclude with a presentation by Creighton Theology professor Wendy Wright, Ph.D., on the “Mother, Sister, Queen: Mary and the Second Vatican Council,” Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom.

A Lumen Gentium Study Guide, containing lectures, reflection, study and discussion questions along with other information will be available for personal or group in-depth study for use during the Lenten season. Free copies will be available upon request by emailing

Vatican II was an ecumenical council held in Vatican City from Oct. 11, 1962, until Dec. 8, 1965. This council represents a major event in the life of the Church of the 20th century, and for this reason it constitutes a fundamental era in universal history. It came to be the conclusion of the Tridentine period and the beginning of a new phase in the history of the Church. From the fall of 2012 until the fall of 2015 various lectures, convocations, seminars, courses, films and other events will be sponsored focusing on the meaning and impact of the Second Vatican Council. For more information go to

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