Video on Gaudium et Spes—hope and joy—includes footage of Xavier and overview by theology faculty

Catholic colleges and universities are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II document | February 6, 2014

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, a significant document in the history of the Catholic Church, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) produced a five-minute video that includes scenes shot at Xavier along with footage from 70 other Catholic schools. The video is narrated by Chris Pramuk, associate professor of theology at Xavier. 

The video and theme of the ACCU annual meeting, held Feb. 1-3, “Living the Vision of Gaudium et Spes,” is named after the document, a pastoral constitution from the Second Vatican Council that speaks about the Catholic Church in contemporary culture. Gaudium et Spes in Latin means "hope and joy."

In anticipation of the conference, the Center for Mission and Identity produced two videos about the themes, historical development and relevance of Gaudium et Spes—an overview by Pramuk and a reflection by Sean Rhiney, Director for the Eigel Center, about Gaudium et Spes and War.