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Priest with Vatican, Phoenix ties to share Church’s wisdom in Scottsdale

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The interior of the 16th century Vatican library is seen in this undated file photo. (CNS photo/Catholic Press Photo)

The interior of the 16th century Vatican library is seen in this undated file photo. (CNS photo/Catholic Press Photo)

Fr. Robert Dodaro, OSA, president of the Patristic Institute and Professor of Patristic Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, and consultor for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is vacationing in the Valley and agreed to give two separate talks open to the public. His talks are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27 at St. Daniel the Prophet Parish, 1030 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale (map).

The first night will cover “The Year of Two Popes.” Fr. Dodaro, an Augustinian priest who was once a parishioner at St. Theresa in Phoenix, will examine the transition from Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis and the difference between the two popes.

The president of the Patristic Institute and consultor for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will present “The Church: Who's in it and who's not? Who's saved and who's not” Aug. 27. His talk will examine the relation between membership in the Church and salvation from the perspective of St. Augustine of Hippo and current Roman Catholic teaching. Fr. Dodaro is a specialist in the theology of St. Augustine.

A Q-and-A follows each talk.

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