Fr. Martin Zielinski
September 19, 2018
7:00pm in the Main Church
The Catholic Church in Times of Crisis and Challenge: An Historical Perspective.
This presentation will examine two times of crisis and challenge for the Catholic Church – The Great Western Schism/Council of Constance and the French Revolution. These examples will be used to understand how the Catholic Church responded during these times of crisis. With this historical background, the last part of the presentation will address the current situation of the Catholic Church with regard to the recent news stories about Cardinal McCarrick and the Grand Jury Report of Pennsylvania.
Fr. Martin Zielinski is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained in 1978. Since 1988, he has taught Church History – Medieval, Reformation, Modern, and American – at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He has served as Academic Dean and Vice-President for the Ongoing Formation of Priests during his years at the seminary. Fr. Zielinski has published articles in U.S. Catholic Historians, Chicago Studies, and The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History.