Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., internationally known theologian, expert on Vatican II and Pope Francis’ leadership, prolific writer and sought after speaker, will address Voice of the Faithful’s 2018 Conference: Progress & Promise on Vatican II’s legacy for the laity.
Faggioli is professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia. He worked in the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna from 1996 until 2008, when he moved to the United States. He was a visiting fellow at Boston College’s Jesuit Institute and taught at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul before coming to Villanova. He was Vatican II Studies co-chair for the American Academy of Religion, 2012-2017.
Faggioli writes regularly for Italian- and English-speaking newspapers and journals on the Church, religion, and politics. He has a column in La Croix International and is a contributing writer for Commonweal and the Italian magazine Il Regno. His books and articles have been published in eight languages, and his scholarly essays focus on Vatican II, Church history in Italy, application of the council of Trent, Vatican diplomacy, and new Catholic movements.
Faggioli’s most recent books in English include: A Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in History (Fortress Press, 2015); The Legacy of Vatican II, eds. Massimo Faggioli and Andrea Vicini (Paulist Press, 2015); The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements since Vatican II (Paulist Press, 2016); Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century (Liturgical Press, 2017); La onda larga del Vaticano II. Por un nuevo posconcilio (Universidad Alberto Hurtado: Santiago de Chile, 2017).
He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and their two children.
Here are two links where you can learn more about Prof. Massimo Faggioli:
- Five years of Francis: prominent pope watchers debate his legacy(link is external), by Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service
- Witness(link is external), Salt and Light TV, interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation