Presented by Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ph.D.
December 2013 Audio Conference
On October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with a call to engage the world positively, to look forward, and to find new ways of sharing the faith with others. Key to this renewal would be the laity. No other council in the history of the Catholic Church gave such sustained attention to the contributions of the ordinary believer. Vatican II invited all of the faithful—women and men, young and old, rich and poor—to take their rightful place within the life and mission of the church.
One of the remarkable fruits of the council’s renewed vision has been the rise of professional forms of lay ministry—a development that has had a deep impact on the entire field of Catholic chaplaincy. We gather by audio conference to discuss the legacy of Vatican II and the implications of the council for our work as Catholic chaplains.
1. To understand Vatican II teaching on the laity in the context of the council’s broader ecclesiological vision.
2. To appreciate the post-conciliar rise of professional forms of lay ministry.
3. To begin to explore the implications of this theology and this history for the work of Catholic chaplaincy today.
About the Presenter
Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ph.D. is the Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. With his Ph.D. from the University of Notre, Dr. Hahnenberg is the author of three books – Ministries: A Relational Approach, A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II, and Awakening Vocation: A Theology of Christian Call. He is currently a delegate to the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue and was a theological consultant to the U.S. Bishops’ Subcommittee on Lay Ministry in preparing Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.
Dec 5, 2013 – Resource (Treasures of Vatican II) (PDF)
Dec 12, 2013 – Resource (In the Name of the Church) (PDF)
Certificate of Participation (CEH Certificate)
The PDF below is a certificate of participation (for CEH purposes) that also includes all the webinars 2009 – 2016.
CEH certificate (2009-2016)
Audio recordings (mp3s)
Chaplaincy Ministry in the Light of Vatican II (December 5, 2013) Edward Hahnenberg (7.2 MB)
Chaplaincy Ministry in the Light of Vatican II (December 12, 2013) Edward Hahnenberg (6.8 MB)