Cathedrals for a New Century: Church Architecture at the Beginning of the Third Millennium

October 21-23, 2001
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Joint Symposium Organized by the School of Architecture
and the Theology Department (Liturgical Studies)

Sponsored by the Institute for Church Life and the
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (Henkels Grant)

Philip Bess is Professor of Architecture at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and the Principal of Thursday Architects in Chicago, where he has lived with his wife and children since 1981. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, he has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Whittier College, and a Masters degree in church history from the Harvard Divinity School. He has written on architecture and urbanism for numerous professional publications, and is the author of City Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense About Cities and Baseball Parks; and, most recently, Inland Architecture: Subterranean Essays on Moral and Formal Order in Chicago. In July of this year he directed one of Calvin College’s Seminars in Christian Scholarship on the subject of "New Urbanism and Communities of Faith."
Professor Lawrence Cunningham holds his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He is the John A. O'Brien Chair of Theology, with a primary specialization in the history of christianity. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he taught at Florida State University. The author of 14 books, his volume on Thomas Merton was published by Paulist Press. He was editor of the AAR monograph series "Studies in Religion;" Christianity editor of the forthcoming Harper/Collins Dictionary of Religion; and associate editor of Horizons, Journal of American Academy of Religion, and Continuum. The author of more than 100 articles, he writes the regular "Religious Booknotes" column for Commonweal. His special interest is in the intersection of theology, culture, and spirituality. Now in the fourth edition, his book Culture and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities, co-authored with John Reich, is a standard textbook for humanities courses and will serve as the basis for his talk on the cathedrals in historical context.
Most Reverend Blase Cupich has been the Roman Catholic Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, since September 21,1998. He did his graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., obtaining an S.T.L. in Sacramental Theology in 1979 and an S.T.D. in Sacramental Theology in 1987. His dissertation was entitled "Advent in the Roman Tradition: An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in Three Periods." Among his publications is an article entitled "The 'I' of Priestly Identity" in The Priest (November 1994). He worked as secretary in the Apostolic Nunciature, Washington, D.C. (1981-1987) and was the President/Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio (1989-1996). Currently he is an elected member of the NCCB Committee on the Liturgy. He also sits on the USCC Communications Committee, the USCC Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Paul Seminary, University of St. Thomas.
Reverend Richard S. Vosko holds his Ph.D. and M.F.A. degrees from Syracuse University; and an M.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a priest of the Diocese of Albany, New York, and has been working throughout the United States and Canada as a designer and consultant for worship environments since 1970. Vosko teaches in the Institute for Liturgical Consultants, a Chicago-based training program for the certification of new consultants. He is also the liturgical art consultant for the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. A recipient of numerous art and architecture awards, including the 1995 National Trust Historic Preservation Honor Award, the Award for the Preservation of Historic Resources, the 1996 American Institute of Architects Religious Art and Architecture Award, and the 1996 Eugene Potent Sr. Award for Excellence in Liturgical Design. He is also the recipient of the inter-faith Elbert M. Conover Award for his contributions to religious art and architecture.
Brother William Woeger, F.S.C., holds an M.A. degree from Saint Louis University; a M.F.A. degree from University of Nebraska. He is the Director of the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Executive Director Cathedral Arts Project in Omaha. He has served as chairman of the Liturgical Arts Committee of the National Governing Board of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgy Commissions. In 1991 he was appointed to the national study committee of the Bishops' Commission on the Liturgy of the NCCB. He is a nationally recognized liturgical consultant throughout North America as well as a distinguished artist and iconographer. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for excellence in art and design from the American Institute of Architects, including the 1999 Religious Art and Architecture Award for Excellence in Liturgical/Interior Design from the Interfaith Forum of Religion, Art, and Architecture and the Nation American Institute of Architects Award for Excellence in Art.

Sunday, October 21
(all events in McKenna Hall)

4:00 p.m. Registration begins — McKenna Hall
7:00 p.m. Welcome — Bishop John D'Arcy (Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend)
7:15 p.m. Greeting — Archbishop Daniel Buechlein (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
7:30 p.m. Plenary Session — Professor Lawrence Cunningham (University of Notre Dame)
Cathedrals in Historical Context
8:15 p.m. Reception — Central Lobby, McKenna Hall

Monday, October 22
(all events in DeBartolo Hall, Plenary Sessions in DeBartolo 101, see the following schedule for Break-out Session locations)

9:00 a.m. Greeting — Roger Cardinal Mahony (Archdiocese of Los Angeles)
9:15 a.m. Plenary Session — Bishop Blase Cupich (Diocese of Rapid City)
City, Church, Chair: The Cathedral as Civic Monument, Worship Space, and Bishop’s Church
10:00 a.m. Breakout Session I — NEW CATHEDRALS
(Delegations and representative from Archdioceses and Dioceses where new cathedrals are being built will be present.)
11:00 a.m. Coffee Break — DeBartolo Hall, outside of room 101
11:30 a.m. Breakout Session II — Repeat of session I
12:30 p.m. Lunch — McKenna Hall Dining Area
1:45 p.m. Greeting — Bishop Dale J. Melczek (Diocese of Gary)
2:00 p.m. Plenary Session — Brother William Woeger, F.S.C.
Honoring the Demands of Architecture and of Liturgy
(Delegations and representative from Archdioceses and Dioceses where cathedrals have recently been refurbished will be present.)
4:00 p.m. Coffee Break — DeBartolo Hall, outside of room 101
4:15 p.m. Breakout Session IV — Repeat of session III
6:00 p.m. Cocktails — Central Lobby, McKenna Hall
7:00 p.m. Dinner — McKenna Hall Dining Area

Tuesday, October 23
(all events in DeBartolo Hall, Plenary Sessions in DeBartolo 101, see the following schedule for Break-out Session locations)

9:00 a.m. Greeting — Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland
(Archdiocese of Milwaukee)
9:15 a.m. Plenary Session — Professor Philip Bess and Reverend Richard S. Vosko
The Road Still Open: Future Architectural and Liturgical Challenges
10:15 a.m. Breakout Session V — CATHEDRALS TO BE REFURBISHED
(Delegations and representative from Archdioceses and Dioceses where cathedrals are slated for renovation will be present.)
11:15 a.m. Coffee Break — DeBartolo Hall, outside of room 101
11:45 a.m. Breakout Session VI — Repeat of session V
12:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussion — Professor Dino Marcantonio (School of Architecture) and Professor Nathan Mitchell (Department of Theology)
1:30 p.m. Adjournment

Monday, October 22 — 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Diocese of Dodge City DeBartolo Hall- room 207 Presenters:
Mr. Robert Habiger (Architect)
I. Alan DeFrees (School of Architecture)
II. John Melloh (Department of Theology)
Archdiocese of Los Angeles DeBartolo Hall- room 208 Presenter:
Reverend Monsignor Kevin Kostelnik (Rector)
I. Richard Economakis (School of Architecture)
II. Nathan Mitchell (Department of Theology)
Diocese of Orange County DeBartolo Hall- room 209 Presenters: (see below for full delegation)
Reverend Rod Stephens (Office of Worship)
I. Joseph Weiss (Department of Theology)
II. John Stamper (School of Architecture)
Archdiocese of San Antonio DeBartolo Hall- room 210 Presenter:
Reverend David Garcia (Rector)
I. Maxwell Johnson (Department of Theology)
II. William Westfall (School of Architecture)

Monday, October, 22 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend DeBartolo Hall- room 207 Presenter: (see below for full delegation)
Rev Bob Schulte (Rector)
III. John Stamper (School of Architecture)
IV. Michael Driscoll (Department of Theology)
Diocese of Gary DeBartolo Hall- room 208 Presenter:
Reverend Martin J. Dobrzynski (Rector)
III. John Melloh (Department of Theology)
IV. Dennis Doordan (School of Architecture)
Diocese of Grand Rapids DeBartolo Hall- room 209 Presenter:
Reverend Thomas Simons (Chair Worship Commission)
III. William Westfall (School of Architecture)
IV. Joseph Weiss (Department of Theology)
Archdiocese of Louisville DeBartolo Hall- room 210 Presenter:
Reverend Ronald Knott (Conducted renovation)
III. Joseph Weiss (Department of Theology)
IV. Alan DeFrees (School of Architecture)
Diocese of Salt Lake City DeBartolo Hall- room 215 Presenter:
Reverend Monsignor Francis Mannion (Rector)
III. Nathan Mitchell (Department of Theology)
IV. William Westfall (School of Architecture)
Diocese of Lafayette DeBartolo Hall- room 216 Presenters:
Mr. Robert Gloyeske (Architect)
Mr. Stephen Goffinet (Architect)
III. Maxwell Johnson (Department of Theology)
IV. Richard Economakis (School of Architecture)

Tuesday, October 23 — 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Archdiocese of Baltimore DeBartolo Hall- room 207 Presenters:
Mr. Wayne Ruth (Chair of Basilica Historical Trust)
Ms. Theresa Knott (Basilica Historical Trust)
V. William Westfall (School of Architecture)
VI. Joseph Weiss (Department of Theology)
Diocese of Colorado Springs DeBartolo Hall- room 208 Presenters:
Betsy Baumgarner (Director of Liturgy and RCIA)
Valerie Klassen (Nehemiah Team Chair)
Robert D. Habiger (Architect)
V. Michael Driscoll (Department of Theology)
VI. John Stamper (School of Architecture)
Diocese of Memphis DeBartolo Hall- room 209 Presenter:
Reverend R. Bruce Cinquegrani (Director of Liturgy)
V. Dino Marcantonio (School of Architecture)
VI. Maxwell Johnson (Department of Theology)
Archdiocese of Milwaukee DeBartolo Hall- room 210 Presenter:
Reverend Carl Last (Rector)
V. Nathan Mitchell (Department of Theology)
VI. Alan DeFrees (School of Architecture)
Diocese of Rochester DeBartolo Hall- room 215 Presenter:
Reverend John M Mulligan (Rector)
V. John Melloh (Department of Theology)
VI. William Westfall (School of Architecture)
Archdiocese of Seattle DeBartolo Hall- room 216 Presenters:
Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan (Rector)
Mr. James Savage, Ph.D.
V. Dennis Doordan (School of Architecture)
VI. Michael Driscoll (Department of Theology)
  Delegation from Orange: Reverend Rod Stephens, Ms. Lesa Truxaw, Reverend Arthur Holquin, Reverend Michael Heher, Reverend J. Michael McKiernan
  Delegation from Fort Wayne-South Bend: Reverend Robert Schulte, Sister Agnes Marie Regan, O.S.F., Ms. Beverly Rieger, Mr. William Brown, Mr. Chris Schenkel, Ms. Judy Throm, Mr. Dennis Fleisher, Reverend William Schooler, Monsignor William Lester, Monsignor James Wolf, Mr. James Fitzpatrick

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