Sharing the Wisdom Lecture Series
“The Vibrant Parish: The Pastoral Plan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church"
Bishop Ken Nowakowski (Bishop of New Westminster for Ukrainian Catholics in British Columba and Yukon, Canada)
November 1st, 2013
Bishop Nowakowski is the head of the Implementation Team for Vision 2020: the
Pastoral Strategic Plan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the
Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Born in
Saskatchewan, Canada, Bishop Nowakowski lived
and worked in Ukraine from 1991 to 2001, was the chief of staff of the office
of the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, founder and president of
Caritas Ukraine, and the Press Officer of the Catholic Churches in Ukraine for
the historic visit of Pope John Paul ll in 2001. He served as rector of
Holy Spirit Spirit Seminary in Ottawa, Canada from autumn 2001 until his
appointment as Bishop of New Westminster in the spring of 2007.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Composer
for the Catholic liturgy
Lorenzo Candelaria (Professor of Music History and Literature, The University of Texas at El Paso)
December 6th, 2013
Dr. Candelaria is a historian of Western
European art music in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. His research
focuses on Catholic music in sixteenth-century Spain and its subsequent impact
on devotional cultures in Latin America and the southwestern United States. An accomplished violinist and an active lecturer, Dr. Candaleria is also a prolific author. His
recent books include American Music: A Panorama (with Daniel
Kingman) and The Rosary Cantoral: Ritual and Social Design in a
Chantbook from Early Renaissance Toledo. He is currently writing a
book entitled Music in Mexican Catholicism.
"Our Lady Seat of Wisdom and Poetic Knowledge"
Dr. James Taylor (Director, The Angelicum Academy Home School Program)
January 31st, 2014
A friend and then collegue of Drs. Senior, Quinn and
Nelick at the K.U. Pearson Integrated Humanities Program, Dr. Taylor has been a
teacher of English and American Literature, Western Civilization, and
Philosophy of Education (at Hillsdale College in Michigan and at Tulsa
University), for over twenty years. He is the director of The Angelicum Academy
Home School Program and the founder of St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool.
Dr. Taylor is the author of Poetic Knowledge, The
Recovery of Education.
"Lincoln's Address on the Kansas-Nebraska Act"
Dr. Richard D. Ferrier (Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College)
March 21st, 2014
Dr. Ferrier has 25 years of experience in Great Books discussions at St. John's College, Annapolis, and Thomas Aquinas College, California.He is President of the Declaration Foundation, serves on the the Board of the California Association of Scholars, and the higher education correspondent for the California Political Review. Dr. Ferrier is co-author ofDeclaration Statesmanship: A Course in American Government, and has put his philosophy into action as vice-chairman of the campaign that gained passage for the California Civil Rights Initiative.
All presentations are open to the public.