Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

New Directions in American Catholic Studies

The Virtual Online Video Conference
Original Conference took place on May 28 , 2004 at Fordham University.
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First Morning Session
The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage

Introduction  (8 minutes)
Dr. Mark Massa, S.J. and James Fisher, Ph.D.

James Fisher

Presentation (33:17 minutes)
Richard Giannone, Ph.D. , Professor of English, Fordham Unversity and author of Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist

Richard Giannone

Second Morning Session

Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints

Presentation   (23:43 minutes)
author Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Ph.D.,
Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University

Elizabeth Johnson

Commentary (18:13 minutes)
Mary Gordon, Millicent McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College, essayist and bestselling novelist

Mary Gordon

Afternoon Session

The Coming Catholic Church: How the Fathful Are Shaping a New Catholicism

David Gibson   (23:47 minutes)
Vatican Journalist and author, The Coming Catholic Church
David Gibson
Dr. Mark Massa, S.J. (26:14 minutes)
author of Anti- Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice and co-director of Fordham's Center for American Catholic Studies
Mark Massa
Panel Discussion  (41:59 minutes)
Moderated by James T. Fisher, Ph.D., co-director
of Fordham's Center for American Catholic Studies
Panel Discussion

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