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St. Norbert College Presenting Pilgrim Forum Panel

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From St. Norbert College, April 13, 2017
by Matthew Matuszak,, 920-403-3089

The Pilgrim Forum at St. Norbert College will be presenting a panel on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 a.m. in the Hendrickson Dining Room of the Bemis International Conference Center. The Pilgrim Forum is a series dedicated to sharing information and spurring discussion around the basic tenets of the Catholic faith and tradition, specifically the Apostles' Creed. Each semester, speakers examine a portion of the creed, breaking it open in discussion with attendees to understand more deeply what they believe. Registration is required at Panelists answering participant questions about a variety of topics in connecting faith to the world today are as follows:

Bridget Burke Ravizza is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at St. Norbert College. She received her Ph.D. from Boston College after studying at the University of San Diego for her master's degree. Burke Ravizza's research focuses on sexual ethics and the ethics of marriage and family. She teaches courses in theology and religious studies, woman and gender studies, peace and justice studies and courses in the Masters of Theological Studies program at the college.

The Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem is the director of the St. Norbert College Center for Norbertine Studies and an adjunct professor of theology and religious studies at the college. A member of the Premonstratensian, or Norbertine, religious order, Ciferni received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame after studying in Rome for an S.T.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Theology) at Gregorian University. Ciferni, a 1964 graduate of St. Norbert College, is a founding member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy and has served as an advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Liturgy.

Paul Wadell is a professor of theology and religious studies at St. Norbert College. Wadell received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and joined the St. Norbert College faculty in 1998. He focuses on the role of friendship in the Christian life and by the virtues, especially as they are presented by Thomas Aquinas. Wadell also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Moral Theology.

For more information about the Pilgrim Forum, please call 920-403-3155 or email

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