Vatican II and Our Mission: Leavening Humankind

Series presenter Dr. Joseph Torma spent 8 years in a missionary seminary, earned an M.A. in theology with an emphasis on Gaudium et Spes at the University of Detroit, earned his PhD in theology at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and over a 50-year career taught at Creighton University, St. Bernard Seminary in Rochester, NY where he served as Field Education Director and Chair of the Pastoral Theology Department, and spent 37 years at Walsh University in the Diocese of Youngstown as a professor of theology and Founder of the Institute for Justice and Peace.

While in Rochester he organized parish social action committees for the diocese and involved many seminarians with field experience at parishes and organizations such as the Catholic Worker. Joe continues to be active in the St. Joseph Catholic Worker House in Alliance, Ohio where Joe lives with his wife Cathy.

Session 1

Our Lens for Reading Vatican II, Part 1

Recorded on January 5, 2022.

Session 2

The Dignity of the Human Person

Recorded on January 12, 2022.

Session 3

Leavening the Human Community

Recorded on January 19, 2022.

Session 4

The Church’s Role in Today’s World

Recorded on January 26, 2022.

Session 5

Marriage and Family and Development of Culture

Recorded on March 9, 2022.

Session 6

Socio-Economic Life

Recorded on March 16, 2022.

Session 7

The Life of the Political Community

Recorded on March 23, 2022.

Session 8

Gaudium Et Spes

Recorded on March 30, 2022.

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