September 2012 Audio Conference
Presented by Carla Mae Streeter, OP, Aquinas Institute of Theology
October 11, 2012 will be the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II. One of the gems of the conciliar documents was the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes. Its opening statement remains a mantra for many ministers: “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the humans (sic) of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts.” These two conferences will reintroduce some of the core insights/riches of Gaudium et Spes and offer perspectives on how the chaplaincy/spiritual care ministry participates in the Church’s mission in the world.
About the Presenter
Carla Mae Streeter, OP, is a Dominican of the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, Wisconsin. She is presently a professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology, a graduate school and seminary sponsored by the Dominicans of the Central Province adjoined to Saint Louis University. Using the resources of the Lonergan Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, Sr. Carla completed doctoral studies with the Canadian Jesuits at Regis College of the Toronto School of Theology in Toronto in 1986. She was co-recipient of the first Jean-Marc Laporte Scholarship Award for academic excellence, and the first woman to complete a theological doctorate at Regis College. She lives in St. Louis where she is active on the Board of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis and other ecumenical and interfaith activities, including the Living Insights’ Center of St. Louis.
Vatican II Fact Sheet
Abbott – Closing Messages
Christiansen – Engaging the Spirituals
Faggioli — Macro Issues of Debate VII
Faggioli — The Battle for Meaning
Portier et al – Modus Vivendi
Roo – Reflection Council Father
Sanks – Changing Face of Theology
Streeter — Ecclesial Person
Streeter — Gaud Spes after 40