In these sessions, Dr. Eric will examine the reform of the priesthood at Vatican II and the crisis in its implementation. These sessions will introduce the participant to:
- The Vatican II's Reform of the Priesthood
- The Post-Conciliar Crisis in Priestly Identity
- The Response of the Church to this Crisis
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 9:15am to 12:30pm.
The Institute Classroom is located to the west of the church, in the parish office building, south of the gift shop, towards Campbell Ave.
Eric J. Westby, PhD is the Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the Director of Parish and School Catechesis at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He is an assistant professor of Theology for Franciscan University of Steubenville. He received his doctorate from Liverpool Hope University, with his thesis entitled "Equipping the Catechist of Catechists: A Critical Discussion of Seminary Formation in Light of Priestly Ministry in Catechesis." He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville, from where he was the first student to complete the graduate specialization in catechetics. He holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development, and has been involved in full-time catechesis since 1988. He is a regular presenter at the summer St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has published youth ministry materials through YOU! Press and is the founder of ymcentral.com and rciacentral.com. More importantly, he is husband to Nikki and father of five beautiful girls.