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Theology on Tap - “Called to Marriage: Discovering How to Joyfully Live a Life of Crucified Love"

Poster_TOT_Fr_Tait_Schroeder.jpgThursday, February 27th

Marriage and its meaning are certainly hot topics in today's culture.  Marriage is also a current focus for the Church as Pope Francis has asked the Synod of Bishops to explore marriage and family life.  The Church has centuries of experience and reflection about marriage that can add to the current societal discussion of marriage.  It also can give guidance to the majority of individuals who are called to the vocation of marriage and family life.  This talk by Fr. Schroeder will focus on three areas pertaining to marriage: 1) the call and vocation of marriage; 2) the Church's theological reflection on marriage as the great mystery of the love between Christ and His Church; and 3) the importance of the Church's laws concerning marriage.

Speaker: Fr. Tait Schroeder, S.T.L, J.D.C.
Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Madison

Fr. Tait Schroeder grew up in the Sauk City area, about thirty minutes northwest of Madison.  He attended Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison, graduating as valedictorian in 1994.  He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, graduating as salutatorian in 1998.  He completed his major seminary studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome receiving a Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology focusing on the sacraments from the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm.  He was ordained a deacon at St. Peter’s in Rome on Oct. 4, 2001, and a priest at St. Raphael’s Cathedral in Madison on May 24, 2002.  He served as parochial vicar at St. Maria Goretti Parish and St. Dennis Parish in Madison.  From 2005 to 2008, he was pastor of St. Bridget’s in Ridgeway and Immaculate Conception in Barneveld.  He also served as the Vicar for Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Madison as well as a Procurator/Advocate in the Diocesan Tribunal.  In 2008, Fr. Schroeder was sent to pursue a Doctorate in Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.  On January 7, 2013, he was named the Judicial Vicar for the Diocesan Tribunal.


What is Theology on Tap?

Theology on Tap is a monthly event, generally the fourth Thursday of the month, where 20s&30s are invited to join us for free beer and engaging talks by some of the leading thinkers, speakers, educators, innovators, and activists in the nation as they share their insights on various contemporary issues facing young adults today.

Contact: Nicole Garcia