The 2019 Mullen Lecture will be held on Sunday, November 17, at 7:30 P.M. in the Aula Magna at the Center for Pastoral Leadership. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The 2019 Mullen Lecture features Rev. Martin Zielinski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in American Catholic History from the Catholic University of America in 1989. Born in Denver, Colorado, Fr. Zielinski received his Bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University in Chicago. He then received his M.Div. degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. After serving four years in pastoral ministry at an inner-city parish on the South Side of Chicago, he was awarded a Master’s degree in history from the Catholic University of America.
He has taught for 31 years at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. During that time, he served for six years as the Academic Dean and for eleven years as the Vice-President for Ongoing Formation. He has written articles for the Encyclopedia of American Catholic History, U.S. Catholic Historian, and Chicago Studies. He has served on the editorial board for Chicago Studies for more than twenty years. He also has served as a member of the assessment project committee for In Fulfillment of Their Mission: The Duties and Tasks of a Roman Catholic Priest (2008). Fr. Zielinski has worked for many years on the executive committee of the Midwest Association of Catholic Theological Schools, now the National Association of Catholic Theological Schools.
Come hear Father Zielinski reflect on the Versailles Peace Conference, the U.S. Bishops’ Program of Social Reconstruction, and the Encyclical Maximum Illud, all of which arose together in 1919. He will show how they resulted in a new vision being promoted for international relations between nations, a vision for post-war American society, and a new direction for evangelization.