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Monsignor Frederick R. McManus Lecture: "Liturgy, 40 Years After Vatican II"


4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25


The Catholic University of America
Caldwell Hall, Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


Cardinal Godfried Danneels, archbishop of Malines-Bruxelles, will give the first in a series of lectures in honor of Monsignor Frederick R. McManus, a canonist, renowned expert in the post-conciliar reform and renewal of Catholic liturgy, and a Catholic University professor who passed away in 2005.

A well-known international liturgist, Cardinal Danneels will give a lecture titled "Liturgy, 40 Years After Vatican II" on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m., in Caldwell Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cardinal Danneels is co-moderator of the Committee of the European Council of Religious Leaders/Religions for Peace, which consists of senior religious leaders of Europe's historic religions who have committed themselves to cooperating for conflict prevention, peaceful co-existence and reconciliation.

Monsignor McManus initiated a graduate program in liturgical studies at CUA and participated in ecumenical dialogues at both national and international levels. A peritus (expert) at the Second Vatican Council, he was involved in the implementation of the Sacred Liturgy, and assisted with the establishment of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.


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