Year Four

Creighton University Celebrates the Legacy of Vatican II - Year Flour

The Church's Mission: To the World


Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae

Saturday, December 5
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m

Creighton University

Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium

602 N. 20th Street,  Omaha, Nebraska

Keynote Speakers:

     Natalie Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D.

     Joseph Selling, STD



9:00 am       Continental breakfast and registration

9:20 am       Morning Prayer and welcome

9:50 am       Introduction

10:00 am     Presentation on the Ecclsiology of Gaudium et Specs and Dignitatis Humanae                                                             by Natalie Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D.

11:00 am     Response by Julia Fleming, Ph.D.,  Chair of Theology Department                                                                                 at Creighton University

11:20 am    Conversation with the audience

Noon           Complimentary Lunch

1:15 pm      Introduction to afternoon

1:30 pm      Presentation by Joseph Selliing, STD: "The Ethical Implications                                                                                    of Gaudium et Specs and Dignitatis Humanae"

2:15 pm      Response by Todd Salzman, Ph.D.

2:30 pm       Conversation with the audience

2:50 pm       Closing Prayer and blessing


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lay Service to the World: Apostolicam Actuositatem

Keynote Speaker: Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ph.D., Breen Chair in Catholic Theology at John Carroll University

Creighton University

Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium

602 N. 20th Street,  Omaha, Nebraska



8:30 am    Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am    Morning Prayer followed by Introductions

9:40 am    "A Wider Witness - from 'Lay Vocation' to the Call of the Missionary Discipleship: Vatican II's Decree                        on the Laity 50 Years Later"  Edward P. Hahnenberg Ph.D.

10:30 am  Break

10:45 am    Response by:

       Ms. Doborah Macdonald, BA '72, JD '80

       Mr. Joe Coleman, BSBA '82,

       Dr. Todd Sauer, MD '99

11:15 am    Conversation with the  audience

11:45 am    Closing Blessing

For more information contact Carol Krajicek or Eileen Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D. 402-280-3056.

Cosponsored by Barbara Reardon Heaney Endowed Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology, Graff Chair in Catholic Theology and others.



 Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ph.D.

is the Breen Chair in Catholic Theology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He taught at Xavier University in Cincinnati and at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his Ph.D. in 2002.

He is currently a delegate to the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue and was a theological consultant to the U.S. Bishopsí Subcommittee on Lay Ministry in its preparation of the document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord. In 2011 he received the Spirit of the Conference Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry in recognition of his contributions to the churchís ministerial life.

Deborah A.  Macdonald 

has spent over twenty-five years in the energy industry in various legal and executive positions. After graduating from Creighton University with a B.A. in 1972 and a J.D. in 1980, she clerked for The Honorable Albert G. Schatz in the Nebraska federal district court, and later joined InterNorth Inc. as a regulatory attorney. She was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of the Enron Gas Pipeline Group in 1989 and became the first woman to serve as president of a major natural gas pipeline when she was appointed President of Transwestern Pipeline Company in 1993. Macdonald subsequently joined Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) in 1999, where she served as President of Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, and subsequently as President of the KMIís largest division, the Natural Gas Pipeline Group, until her retirement in 2007. Macdonald currently serves on the Board of Directors of KMI and as chair of that Boardís Compensation Committee.   She also serves on the Board of Trustees of both Creighton University and The College of St. Mary, and the Board of Directors of Streck, Inc.


Todd Sauer

was born in Minneapolis, MN and attended St. Johnís University, a Benedictine, liberal arts University in Collegeville, MN. He then attended and graduated from the Creighton School of Medicine in 1999. He did his Family Medicine residency training in Lincoln, NE. he practiced Family Medicine in Omaha for 3 years before doing a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship in San Diego, CA. He returned to Omaha in the summer of 2006 and has practiced here since. "While I do love my career, the best part of my life is my wife and our four children, Michael, Andrew, Peter and Maggie" says Dr. Sauer.


Joe Coleman

In Mr. Colemanís professional world, he is a founding director of KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN PC based in Dallas TX.  He chairs the Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Section, which focuses on corporate and business reorganization and debt restructuring work throughout the nation. As a community leader, he is a Past Chair, Prince of Peace Catholic Community Parish Advisory Council. He coached 25 youth sports teams. He recently completed a nine-year term as Trustee of the Catholic Foundation. Joe is a founding Board Member, Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas, and founder, Rev. Richard J. Hauser, S. J. Scholarship Fund at Creighton University. He is a recipient of President's Award, Ursuline Academy High School, trustee of the Jesuit College Preparatory High School Foundation and Chairman of the Jesuit College Prep HS' Annual Challenge Drive, wherein over $1 million was raised in less than two months. Joe has Successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, enjoys running and is currently going through Deaconate training in the archdiocese of Dallas TX.