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Dominican Higher Education Colloquium 2018



June 23, 2018 – Plenary – Keynote Speaker Fr. Christopher J. Renz, O.P.


TitleAggiornamento on Campus – Providence in Catholic Culture for a New Evangelization

Beginning in 1960, William Blase Schauer, a Dominican friar of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, developed innovative ideas for telling a story to disengaged college students of the fundamental relationship between Catholic worship (Mass and domestic rituals) and its cultural heritage– its rich tradition of art, music, and theater. Using the theme of symbol, season, and heritage, he capitalized on the catechetical nature of the liturgy in order to draw them back more deeply into their Catholic faith. A shared study of his integrated approach offers to the Dominican Family providential guidance for new ways of embracing those disaffiliated young adults (the “Nones”) on our college campuses today.