As a part of Franciscan University’s Henkels Lectures series, Cardinal Raymond Burke will be offering a keynote at my alma mater, Franciscan University of Steubenville, this Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00PM. His topic will be “The Synod on the Family: Addressing the Instrumentum Laboris,“ which will be followed by a panel discussion including “eight experts in various fields of theology and philosophy. The members of the panel have all submitted essays on various aspects of the Instrumentum Laboris for inclusion in a book to be published by Emmaus Road before the synod.”
Among those eight experts are two of our valued contributors: my good friend Dr. Michael Sirilla, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University and director of Steubenville’s M.A. theology program; and Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College.
Dr. Kwasniewski will also give a lecture entitled “The Old Mass and the New Evangelization: Beyond the Long Winter of Rationalism,” tomorrow night, Monday, September 7th, at 8 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center at Franciscan.
I’ve been able to re-arrange my schedule such that (barring any last-minute emergencies) I’ll also be attending both events in my official capacity as Publisher of 1P5.
If you’re in the Franciscan University community or are nearby and would like to attend, information on the event can be found here and here.
This is an incredibly important topic, and I plan to report back to you what I learn while I’m there. With the Synod less than a month away, this is an absolutely critical time to anticipate and counteract those ideologies which would seek to undermine Christ’s teaching on the Sixth Commandment this October.
The main event with Cardinal Burke will be livestreamed here, if you’d like to follow along from home.
If you would like to help offset expenses for our coverage of the Synod or this event, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today. Donations have been well below-average this summer, but despite penny-pinching here at 1P5, this event is too important to miss.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.