UD Continues Vatican II Anniversary Celebration with Panel on Liturgical Reform

UD Continues Vatican II Anniversary Celebration with Panel on Liturgical Reform

The university will continue its commemoration of the Second Vatican Council this Thursday, Oct. 10, with a panel discussion on the far-reaching Constitution on the Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium at 7 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium. The panelists include Fr. Don Dvorak, O. P., campus chaplain; Fr. Roch Kereszty, O. Cist., professor of theology; and Fr. James Oberle, S.S., spiritual director at Holy Trinity Seminary.

The constitution initiated a reform of Catholic liturgy, including the celebration of the Mass. The major liturgical changes brought about by Sacrosanctum Concilium included priests saying Mass in the vernacular and facing the people.

"Sacrosanctum Concilium emphasized the importance of the liturgy for lay people," said Fr. Dvorak, who was ordained only months before the constitution's promulgation in December 1963. "The liturgy is how we get in touch with Jesus, and he with us."

The discussion, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the School of Ministry, the Theology Department and Campus Ministry.

News

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

+ Read More

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

+ Read More

Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

+ Read More