Fall 2021

Cardinal Newman


The Cardinal Newman Lecture Series is a tradition that dates back to the 1950s. The Fall 2021 Lecture will be presented by Dr. Lawrence Feingold.


Why Did Jesus Institute the Eucharist?

Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice and Communion

Presented by
Dr. Lawrence Feingold

october 26 • 7:00 PM

Lawrence is Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology.  He converted to Catholicism in 1989 together with his wife, while engaged in realist marble sculpture in Pietrasanta, Italy. He then studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome from 1990 to 1999, earning a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology, summa cum laude. From 1995-96 he studied Biblical Hebrew and Greek in Jerusalem at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. His scholarly interests center on the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Thomistic tradition, the relationship between nature and grace, Christian anthropology, Christology, fundamental theology, the Jewish roots of the Catholic faith, and the relationship between Christian faith and culture.

After completing his studies in Rome, Dr. Feingold moved to Argentina with his family, where he taught philosophy and theology in the House of Formation of the religious order, Miles Christi, located in Lujan outside of Buenos Aires, from 1999 to 2004. He has been a regular faculty member of the IPT in St. Louis since 2006.