The Eighth Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture at the School of Canon Law of Catholic University of America will be delivered this October 30th by Duncan G. Stroik. Stroik, professor at Notre Dame, is associated with the “Reform of the Reform” which seeks to move the direction of liturgical renewal since Vatican II in a more traditional direction. The title of Stroik’s talk is “Church Architecture Since Vatican II.”
Stroik is founding editor of Sacred Architecture journal, author of The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal, and co-editor of Reconquering Sacred Space.
Msgr. Frederick McManus was a peritus (expert) at Vatican II, he presided at the first English Mass in the U.S. in 1964, and he was a leader in the implementation of the liturgical reforms after the Second Vatican Council. He served president as of the Liturgical Conference, was instrumental in establishing the FDLC http://www.fdlc.org/ , and was a member of ICEL http://www.icelweb.org/ from its founding in 1963. He was dean of the School of Canon Law at Catholic University of America.
Previous speakers in the McManus lecture series include Cardinal Godfried Danneels, Kevin Seasoltz, Bishop Donald Trautman, John Baldovin, Bob Taft, Thomas Kroskicki, and Alan Detscher. Speakers in the series are selected by the School of Canon Law, which does not include liturgy professors at CUA.