The Church in the 21st Century

The Church in the 21st Century

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

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Cushing 209. "The State of the Church: Tragedies in Historical Perspective" with Prof. Donald Dietrich (Theology) and Alberto Melloni, director of the John XXIII Foundation of Bologna, Italy, and editor of The History of Vatican II series. Sponsored by the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry Continuing Education Department. Call ext.2-8440.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Fulton 511. "How the Church Failed to Read the Signs of the Times as Regards the Laity" with Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor at Harvard University Law School. Sponsored by the Lonergan Workshop. Call ext.2-8095.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Robsham Theater. "Media and the Crisis in the Church," a panel discussion with Walsh Professor of Bioethics John Paris, SJ, Assoc. Prof. Donald Fishman (Communication), Assoc. Prof. Michael Cassidy (Law) Boston Globe Spotlight Team Editor Walter Robinson, Boston Herald reporter Eric Convey and WBZ-TV investigative reporter Joe Bergantino. Sponsored by the Communication Department. For information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at ext.2-3350.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Cushing 001. "Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools: A Comprehensive Approach," with Lynch School of Education faculty members Prof. Mary Walsh and Adj. Asst. Prof. Michele Montavon. Sponsor: Lynch School of Education. Call ext.2-4187.

The "Church in the 21st Century" Web site [] offers information on the program and related events.


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