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Theology on Tap - "Lessons In Discipleship: Pope Benedict XVI, His Successor, And What It Means To Be The Good Shepherd"

Poster_TOT_Fr_Paul_Arinze.jpgAnnuncio Vobis Gaudum Magnum: Habemus Papam! On February 11, 2013 Benedict XVI Pope Emeritus announced his resignation from the Petrine Office effective February 28, 2013. On March 13, 2013, the Cardinal Electors elected Pope Francis I as our new Pontiff. Who is Pope Francis I?  As Catholics what does it mean that we are under the leadership of the Pope? What do we hope for in a Pope? What does it mean to be the Vicar of Christ? What can we learn from these events?These and many more similar questions will be addressed during the Theology on Tap. Come, ready with your thoughts about what you loved about the Papacy of Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, and your hopes and aspirations for the new Pope.


Fr. Paul Ugo

Hi, my name is Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze a priest of the diocese of Madison, and the Director of the Office of Vocations. I was born in Nigeria, West Africa to a loving catholic family. I joined the diocese of Madison in 1995 as a seminarian and was ordained a priest at St. Raphael’s cathedral in May of 1999. Prior to my current position as Director of Vocations, I was Associate Pastor at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary parish Sun Prairie WI,  pastor of St. Ignatius parish Mt. Horeb, WI and St. Joseph Parish, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. I have an ardent passion for youth and young adult ministry and see that as a major gift to my priesthood. In addition to my position as the Director of Vocations, I also assist with masses and sacraments at St. Dennis Parish on the Eastside of Madison. As far as hobbies go, I enjoy reading, travelling, and tennis. I am a certified International Tennis Federation Chair Umpire and have worked several Grand Slams. My priesthood motto is taken from Psalm 116:12-13  “What shall I return to the Lord for His goodness to me. I will lift up the chalice of salvation and call on the name of the Lord”. The priesthood of Jesus Christ has taught me that life is about pouring out oneself for the sake of He who loved us beyond bounds. Truly we cannot find what we are looking for in life walking away from God. As St. Augustine writes in his autobiography that ‘our hearts are restless until they rest in God.


Theology on Tap is a monthly event 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 Carter