The Origins and Development of Priesthood in the 1st and 2nd Millennium

September 17, 2017

AP 2017 2VOTFNJ's theme for Fall 2017 is Ministry for the 21st Century. Anthony Padovano will kick off our discussions with a presentation on the priesthood from early christianity to today.

Anthony T. Padovano holds doctorates and professorships in theology and literature. He is the author of 29 books, including 3 award-winning plays, translated into nine languages. A visiting professor at 25 American colleges and universities, he lectures world-wide and appears in the media on both sides of the Atlantic.   His personal and professional papers are in the permanent archives of the University of Notre Dame. 

A founding member and a distinguished professor emeritus, he taught literature and philosophy for 45 years at Ramapo College in New Jersey. He served for 30 years as the pastor of The Inclusive Community, where Catholics and Protestants worship together; and as the first elected president of CORPUS (http://corpus.org/), served in that capacity for ten years. He has served as CORPUS Ambassador from that time until the present.  For 42 years, in the U.S. and abroad, CORPUS has been working for a renewed priesthood of married and single men and women rooted in a reformed and renewed Church.

The Padovano Peace Pavilion on the campus of Ramapo College serves as a gathering place for worship and reflection.   The vision of Dr. Padovano, modeled after the United Nations Meditation Room, the center is open to all people of good will for tranquility and reflection.