Church in the 21st Century

Church in the 21st Century

A look at upcoming events being held as part of Boston College's "Church in the 21st Century" program.

Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m., Robsham Theater. "Understanding Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition," with Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill, Prof. Thomas Hibbs (Philosophy), and Prof. Rev. Michael Himes (Theology). Call ext.2-0470.

Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m., Cushing 001. "The Pain and the Privilege: Reflections on the Crisis in the Priesthood in the Light of the Decree on Priestly Formation," with Rev. Donald Cozzens, author of The Changing Face of the Priesthood. Sponsored by the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. For more information, see www.bc.edu/schools/gsas/irepm/academics/continuinged or call ext.2-8440.

Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m., Fulton 511. "The Crisis of Authority," with University of Amsterdam Professor J. Th. Joep Leerssen. Sponsored by the Lonergan Workshop. Call ext.2-8095.

Friday, March 14, 4 p.m., McGuinn 121. "Past and Present: Democracy and Catholicism in the 21st Century," with Rutgers University Professor of Politics W. Carey McWilliams. A dinner and discussion follow in McElroy Faculty Dining Room. Sponsored by the Bradley Lecture Series. For dinner RSVP call ext.2-0438.

Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m. "The Priest in the Church: Seeking the Eucharistic Center," with Assoc. Prof. Rev. Robert Imbelli (Theology) 7 p.m., Cushing Hall 209. Sponsored by the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. For more information, see www.bc.edu/schools/gsas/irepm/academics/continuinged or ext.2-8440.

Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m., Heights Room, Lower Campus Dining Hall. Panel Discussion: "Sexuality in the Christian Tradition II: Why Get Married?" with Prof. Peter Kreeft (Philosophy), Mount Saint Mary's College Theology Professor David McCarthy and Julie Rubio, assistant professor of theology at Saint Louis University. For more information, call ext.2-0470
Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m., Fulton 453. "The Bible in Catholic Life Before and After Vatican II's Dei Verbum," with Rev. Daniel Harrington, SJ, professor of New Testament at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Sponsored by the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. Call ext.2-8057.

Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m., Welch Dining Hall, Lyons Hall. Panel Discussion: "Sexuality in the Christian Tradition III: Why Celibacy? Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian Views," with John Carroll University Jesuit Community Rector Rev. Howard Gray, SJ, Geshe Tsetan of the Siddhartha School Project and Swami Tyagananda of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston. For more information, call ext.2-0470.

Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Campion 303. "No One Comes to the Father Except through Me(dia): Ministry and Media Culture in the Light of Vatican II's Decree on the Means of Social Communication," with Adj. Assoc. Prof. Thomas Beaudoin (Theology). Sponsored by the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. For more information, see www.bc.edu/schools/gsas/irepm/academics/continuinged or call ext.2-8440.
The "Church in the 21st Century" web site offers information on the program and related events.

 

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