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Bishop Vince: A Monumental Life


Film & remarks by John O'Keefe, PhD

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:15pm, Franz Hall 120
Free and open to all

Bishop Vince: A Monumental Life is a biographical documentary exploring the life and contribution of Bishop Vincent McCauley, CSC. As a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, McCauley severed as a missionary in Bangladesh and, later in life, in Uganda, where he became the first bishop of the diocese of Fort Portal. McCauley attended all four sessions of Vatican II and was influential in the implementation of the council in East Africa. He was named a “Servant of God,” the first step toward canonization, in 2006.

John J. O'Keefe, PhD, is a Professor of Theology at Creighton University. His academic research has focused on the history and theology of ancient Christianity, especially in the area of ancient interpretation of the Bible. He is currently interested in environmental theology and rethinking Christian attitudes toward nature. O’Keefe is also a documentary filmmaker. In 2009 he co-founded the Backpack Journalism Project at Creighton, which is an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing with a focus on social justice filmmaking.

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