Black Catholic Theological Symposium
25th Annual Meeting
Catholic Theological Union
October 9-12, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
3:00pm BCTS Executive Committee Meeting
4:30pm Annual Meeting Registration CTU 1st Floor Lobby Area
Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm Welcome – Fr. Mark Francis, CSV, CTU President
Remarks and Introductions – Dr. C. Vanessa White, BCTS Convener
BCTS PUBLIC LECTURE: Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Ph.D.
“’What We Will Be Has Not Yet Appeared (1Jn 3:2)’: Black Catholic Scholarship and the Dynamics of Change”
CTU 2nd Floor Room 210 B&C
8:15pm Reception CTU 2nd Floor Pre-Function Area
Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30am Mass 8th Floor Chapel in CTU Residence Bldg – BCTS Members Welcome
Continental Breakfast CTU 3rd Floor
7:45am Annual Meeting Registration CTU 3rd Floor
8:30am Welcome and Prayer: Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, BCTS Associate Convener
CTU Room 339
9:15am Panel – “Sankofa: Looking Back as the BCTS Moves Forward”
Presenters: Jamie T. Phelps, O.P., Ph.D. and Joseph N. Perry, J.D.
10:35am Presentation – “At First We Said Nothing But…”: The Oblate Sisters of Providence and the Josephite Fathers, 1878 -1903”
Presenter: Diane Batts Morrow, Ph.D.
11:35am Presentation – “The Significance of Black Theology to African Theology of Liberation: Preliminary Considerations”
Presenter: Joseph Ogbannaya, Ph.D.
12:35pm Lunch CTU 3rd Floor Atrium
1:35pm Gathering for DuSable Museum Excursion
2:00-4:15pm DuSable Museum Tour
4:30pm Update – Black Catholic Scholars Oral History Interview Project
Presenters: Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Ph.D. and Cecilia Moore, Ph.D.
CTU Room 339
6:30pm Dinner CTU Art Gallery – 4th Floor
9:00pm Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:30am Continental Breakfast
CTU Chapel 2nd Floor
9:00am Presentation – “Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of Solidarity: Catholic Social Thought Post Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, and . . .”
Presenter: Bryan Massingale, S.T.D.
10:00am Presentation – “Formed and Transformed: The Formation of Black Catholic Lay Ministerial Leadership”
Presenter: C. Vanessa White, D.Min.
11:00am Presentation – “Is Caribbean Theology a ‘Failed Project?’”
Presenter: Nat Samuel, Ph.D.
12:45pm BCTS Business Meeting
4:00pm Gathering for Transportation to St. Columbanus Church
4:30pm Mass, Parish Listening Session and Dinner
St. Columbanus Church
8:30pm Return Transportation to CTU
Sunday, October 6, 2013