Professor Mason participated in a conference entitled “Catholics and Mormons: A New Dialogue” at the University of Notre Dame. The conference was held on December 5-6, 2013 on campus at McKenna Hall.
Catholics and Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are increasingly finding themselves joining together in social, political, and relief efforts. As these two groups begin to work together more closely and more directly, it is important that their efforts are underlined by a relationship of trust and mutual understanding. This conference is an initial attempt to discuss some of the key issues that unite Catholics and Mormons as well as exploring some of the challenging issues that have divided Catholics and Mormons during the past two centuries.
Professor Mason presented during the session on Theologies of Encounter, Unity, and Diversity.
The conference was jointly sponsored by the Rooney Center for American Democracy, the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, and by Religious Education and the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University.