Theology Day

A typical Theology Day consists of registration and refreshments, followed by a period of conversation / presentation / lecture . The conversation then continues as participants are given a chance to continue their discussions with one another. Morning presentations are followed by a complimentary lunch for all participants, and most evening sessions also include a meal.

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2019-2020 Theology Days

Jeff Kaster

Donelle Pollig


Who will have Faith? The New Evangelization in a Rapidly Changing Culture

Presenter: Jeff Kaster, Ed.D. and Donelle Poling

Dates and Times: 

  • Friday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Thursday, October 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Church of Saint Mary, Alexandria, MN
  • Friday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

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Fifty Years on the Family: A Look Back to the Present

Presenter: Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Dates and Times: 

  • Thursday, October 11, CANCELLED. - Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Friday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Thursday, November 29, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - St. Frances Cabrini Church, Minneapolis, MN
  • Friday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Thursday, January 31, CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER  - St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Maple Grove, MN
  • Friday, April 5, 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.- RESCHEDULED- New date & time! St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Maple Grove, MN

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Is ISIS Islamic?

Presenter: Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.D.
Dates and Times: 

  • Friday, February 22, 6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m. - St. Gerard Majella, Kirkwood, MO
  • Saturday, February 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - St. Clare of Assisi Church, O'Fallon, IL

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Fr. Michael Patella


Exploring the Gospel of Luke: The Cosmic Battle

Presenter: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB
Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Maple Grove, MN
  • Friday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University 
  • Friday, February 8, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Bellasera Hotel, 221 Ninth Street South, Naples, Florida
  • Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Church of Saint Mary,  Alexandria, MN 
  • Friday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • DATE CHANGE: Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

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Fr. Michael Patella


The Book of Revelation: Fact or Fiction?

Presenter: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB
Dates and Times:

  • Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Saint John Vianney Parish, Omaha, NE

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Kathleen Cahalan, Ph.D.


70 x 7: Learning the Practice of Forgiveness

Presenter: Kathleen A. Cahalan, Ph.D.
Dates and Times:

  • FULL!  -  Friday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • RESCHEDULED! Friday, April 12 to Friday, April 26, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

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Power, Control & Pluralism: Being Church in a Secular Age

Presenter: William J. Cahoy, Ph.D.
Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Green Valley, AZ
  • Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - The Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Scottsdale, AZ

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