1st Talk – What the Papal Legacy Means to the Church – in Southampton
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Basilica of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary, 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY. 11968.
On Monday March 18th at 7:30 pm, Father Michael Vetrano, Pastor of the Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary, 168 Hill Street, Southampton, New York 11968 will conduct the first presentation in a new series entitled “Faith and Belief for Modern Times”.
The topic of the first presentation is “What the Papal Legacy Means to the Church”, a most timely subject that will look at the effect on the Church following the Pope’s recent decision to give up the Chair of St Peter.
On February 11,2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that on February 28, 2013, he would resign as supreme pontiff due to his advanced age and deteriorating health and that a conclave would be convened shortly thereafter to elect a new pope.
The resignation of Benedict XVI is historic not only because resignations of popes have been rare in church history, but also because it raises questions of the meaning of the papacy itself. As the world awaits the choice of a new pope, the evening will focus on the evolution of the papacy, some historic moments which have shaped our understanding of leadership in the church and a chance to discuss whether what Pope Benedict’s decision might mean for the future of the worldwide Catholic community.
Father Michael Vetrano will conduct this first in a series of presentations planned on the problems and opportunities for believers in the modern world.