Year Three

Creighton University Celebrates the Legacy of Vatican II  -  Year 3

Decree on Ecumenism:  Unitatis Redintegratio

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Skutt Student Center,  Ballroom


Dr. Steven R. Harmon (Baptist)
Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity


Dr. William G. Rusch, ELCA
Yale Divinity School
Rusch, an ELCA pastor, is the former executive director of the ELCA Office for Ecumenical Affairs and is now an adjunct professor of Lutheran studies at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn.


Fr. John Crossin, OSFS
Secretariat for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Schedule of the day:

8:30 am Continental Breakfast (Skutt Student Center Ballroom) 

9:00 am Morning Prayer and Introductions

10:00 am Dr. William Rusch 

10:45 am Break 

11:00 am Dr. Steve Harmon 

11:45 am Lunch (complimentary)

1:00 pm Fr. John Crossin , OSFS

1:45 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A 

3:00 pm Closing Prayer 


Panel Moderator is H. Ashley Hall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Reformation and Protestant Theology;
Chaplain, Lutheran Campus Ministry

Panel  Responders:


Scott Jones, First Central Congregational Church, Omaha.


Gary Eller, PCUSA
Dr. Gary S. Eller is a Lecturer in the Theology Department at Creighton and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He also serves as president of the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation and pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Omaha.


Jane Florence UMC, First United Methodist in Omaha






“Dei Verbum and its Descendants” 

 Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ahmanson Ballroom, Harper Center 

Ronald D. Witherup, S.S. “Dei Verbum: Its Roots and its Legacy”

8:00 am     Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m.   Morning Prayer followed by Introductions

9:00 a.m.   "The Development of Dei Verbum"

10:30 a.m.   break

11:00 a.m.   "The Legacy of Dei Verbum: notably Benedict XVI's Verbum Domini"

12:30 p.m.   adjourn


Friday, October 3, 2014

3:00-5:00 PM, Hixon-Lied Auditorium, Harper Center 

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

“The Meaning of Scripture, Then and Now:

Interpreting the Bible in the Church (PBC, 1993).”


Sunday, November 2, 2014

3:00-5:00 PM, Ahmanson Ballroom, Harper Center 

Amy-Jill Levine and John Clabeaux address

The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Bible  (PBC, 2001)



Other Events


Friday, October 10, 2014

The First Annual Lay Ministry Day and Eucharistic Celebration of St. John XXIII

9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast and Registration in Skutt Student Center, Room 105

9:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer followed by Introductions

10:00 a.m.  Keynote Speaker:  Fr. Thomas Rausch, S.J.

12:00 p.m.  Mass at St. John's Church

followed by luncheon in Lower St. John's Church and presentation of Ignation Excellence in Lay Ministry Award