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Sundays at CTU with William L. Portier

October 24, 2021 @ 3:00 PM CT - October 24, 2021 @ 4:30 PM CT

William L. Portier

William L. Portier is an historical theologian who focuses on Catholic theology sited in US history and culture. From 2004 to 2021, he served as Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. His two most recent books are Divided Friends: Portraits of the Roman Catholic Modernist Crisis in the United States (CUA Press, 2014), second place CPA Award for Biography, and Every Catholic an Apostle: A Life of Thomas A. Judge, CM, 1868-1933 (CUA Press, 2017), recently translated into Spanish. From 2014-2017, he served as president of the College Theology Society and, in 2015, received the American Catholic Historical Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

From Lay Apostles to Missionary Disciples:
Fr. Thomas A. Judge and the Future of Catholic Laity

Join us in-person or “virtually” for our first Sundays at CTU program of the year as we welcome presenter William L. Portier.

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinity Missions) this presentation will discuss the challenges of the order’s founder, Father Thomas A. Judge, CM, and Pope Francis as he tries to shepherd the church toward Evangelii Gaudium’s vision of a church that, rather than clinging to its survival and institutional maintenance, goes forth as bands of missionary disciples.


Mass at 3:00 pm (CT)


Celebrant Rev. Michael Barth, ST
General Custodian, Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity


Lecture will follow immediately


Sundays at CTU will be held in-person and virtually. Seating is limited and we will adhere to current COVID safety protocols.  Please register to choose your attendance preference.

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