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.

Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m., Heights Room, Lower Campus Dining Hall. "Being Catholic," with Alice McDermott, author of Child of My Heart and Charming Billy. Sponsored by The Church in the 21st Century. For more information, call ext.2-0470.

Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Fulton 511. "Covenant Violated, Covenant Restored," with Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies Jon D. Levenson, Harvard Divinity School. Sponsored by the Lonergan Institute. For more information call ext.2-8095.

Friday, April 4, 9 a.m., Stuart 120. "Church Liability for Clerical Sexual Abuse," with attorneys and legal experts from the fields of civil and canon law. Participants include Prof. Catharine Wells (Law); University of California at Los Angeles Professor Norman Abrams,; Harvard University Law Professor John Mansfield; Mark Chopko, US Conference of Catholic Bishops; University of St. Thomas Law School Interim Dean and Professor Patrick Schiltz,; O'Neill Professor of Law Robert Blakey, University of Notre Dame; Louisiana State University Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies John Baker; Professor of Law Angela Carmella, Seton Hall University; Rev. Ladislas Orsy, SJ, Fordham University; Rev. John Coughlin, OFM, St. John's University; and David Skeele, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Boston College Law Review. For more information call ext.2-4352.

Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. McGuinn 121. "Faith in the God who Creates," with Prof. Thomas Hibbs (Philosophy) 7:30 p.m., McGuinn 121. Sponsored by The Church in the 21st Century. For more information call ext.2-0470.

Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., Cushing 209. "A Spirituality for the Church in the 21st Century," with Adj. Asst. Prof. Colleen Griffith (Theology). Sponsored by Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. For more information, see or call ext. 2-8440.

Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m., Cushing 001. "Easter Hope in a Time of Crisis," with Merrimack College Professor Joseph T. Kelley. Sponsored by the Lynch School of Education. For more information call ext.2-4187

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


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