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John F. Baldovin, S.J.

John F. Baldovin, S.J. - September 26, 2013

Liturgical Reform and the Public Role of the Catholic Church
This address is from "Panel 3: The Council and the Public Arena" from the 2013 Vatican II Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Boston College’s sesquicentennial.

John Baumann, S.J.

John Baumann, S.J. - October 3, 2013

Beyond Ignorance, Hostility, and Fear:
Organizing for Justice by Embracing Religious and Ethnic Passion

In this lecture Fr. Baumann tells how directly engaging local faith communities across religious and ethnic boundaries addresses justice issues, creates solidarity, and improves quality of life for all.

John Baumann, S.J.

John Baumann, S.J. - October 4, 2013

From Plurality to Solidarity through Justice

This symposium examines how faith-based community organizing around issues of justice can provide common ground both for engaging in ministry in communities of diverse faith and ethnicity and for theological discourse among religions.

Rev. David Beckmann

Rev. David Beckmann - November 11, 2008

The World Hunger Crisis
This presentation places the crisis in the context of Catholic and Protestant social teaching, describing how faith-based groups have impacted legislative action in Washington and how the world should respond today.

Dianne Bergant, C.S.A.

Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. - July 22, 2010

Women in the Old Testament: Then and Now
This lecture examines an array of biblical passages in order to discover the role played by women within, and suggests how these women might act as models for us today.

Madeleine Boucher

Madeleine Boucher - July 22, 2009

Mary of Magdala
This lecture looks at traditions of Mary Magdalene as well as Scripture references to clarify who this “Apostle to the Apostles” was and was not. Special focus is given to the resurrection narrative in John’s Gospel.

Robert C. Bordone

Robert C. Bordone - April 2, 2011

Understanding and Managing Difficult Conversations
This presentation, the afternoon keynote for the conference "Healing God's People," offers some tips on how we can engage in difficult conversations with greater skill, honesty, and gentleness. 

Gregory Boyle, S.J.

Gregory Boyle, S.J. - October 25, 2012

The Power of Boundless Compassion
In this presentation, Fr. Greg shared his reflections on community and the sacredness of life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality, drawn from more than 20 years of work with formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles. 

James T. Bretzke, S.J.

James T. Bretzke, S.J. - February 1, 2011

Confronting Sin and Moral Failure
Fr. Bretzke reflects on the call of Jesus to confront and turn from our own sins, and to serve as his “ambassadors of reconciliation” (II Cor. 5).

James T. Bretzke, S.J.

James Bretzke, S.J. - October 28, 2014

Life Matters: Reflections on the Synod on the Family
This presentation reflects on the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family called by Pope Francis, and discusses the major themes that emerged from that October meeting of bishops and Church leaders from around the world.

James T. Bretzke, S.J.

James Bretzke, S.J. - November 4, 2015

Rereading the Roman Tea Leaves:
The Francis Effect in the Synods on the Family

This presentation reflects on these themes by examining the recently concluded Synod on the Family in the context of last year’s much debated Extraordinary Synod and in light of Pope Francis’s September visits to Cuba and the United States.

Jack Butler, S.J.

Jack Butler, S.J. - October 29, 2010

Vocation and Lay Mission
Given as part of the conference "You Visited Me: The Urgent Challenge of Prison Ministry," Fr. Butler invites and encourages ministry to prisoners.

Jack Butler, S.J.

Jack Butler, S.J. - March 31, 2011

Who Do They Say That They Are?  Perspectives From Three Jesuits
These panelists, including William P. Leahy, S.J., and Jeremy Zipple, S.J., reflect on their call to the priesthood.