A New Cloud of Witnesses:                                                              The Laity 50 Years After Vatican II

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II
at John Carroll University!

October 5–7, 2012
Friday evening through Sunday morning

A New Cloud of Witnesses: The Laity 50 Years after Vatican II gathers together a prominent group of lay men and women to help spark discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing Catholics at the start of the third millennium. Inspired by Vatican II’s call for a more active and engaged laity, we will explore what the council’s vision means today—for family life, church leadership, politics, Catholic education, culture, and the next generation. Speakers include John Allen, Jr., E.J. Dionne, Margaret Steinfels, Richard Gaillardetz, and others.

Registration Information

This conference is now booked to capacity. We regret that we cannot accept any further registrations.

Conference Schedule

View a detailed conference schedule and information about our speakers.

Campus and Travel Information

All events (with the exception of the Liturgy) will be held in the Dolan Science Center on the campus of John Carroll University

Learn more about visiting JCU and area accommodations.

Conference sponsored by the Cardinal Suenens Center and the Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology