Series to feature Latino priest

PITTSFORD — A priest born of Mexican immigrants will be the next speaker in the annual William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies lecture series at Nazareth College. The 2010-2011 series of four speakers began in October.

Father Virgilio Elizondo, who is known as the founder of U.S. Latino theology, will lead two discussions in March, according to information from the college. He is professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology at the University of Notre Dame and has been a visiting professor at universities, schools of theology and seminaries in the United States, Italy and Australia.

Father Elizondo’s publications include Charity, The Future is Mestizo: Life Where Cultures Meet and Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation.

He will speak at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Otto A. Shults Community Center on the topic, "World Church, Local Church: Grace, Blessing, Challenge." At 1:30 p.m. March 25 at the Golisano Academic Center, he will discuss "If Jesus Had Been Born in San Antonio."

For more information, call 585-389-2728.

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