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school of theology and ministry

Richard Gaillardetz

Richard Gaillardetz - October 21, 2009

Fulfilling the Unrealized Vision of Vatican II
This lecture assesses the implementation of the Second Vatican Council over the past few decades.

Richard Gaillardetz

Richard Gaillardetz - October 12, 2010

Does Vatican II's Theology of the Laity Have a Future?
This presentation considers whether the Council offered a consistent theology of the laity and whether that theology has a real future.

Richard Gaillardetz

Richard R. Gaillardetz - September 26, 2013

Humility before the World: Recalling the Council's Theology of Worldly Engagement
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.

Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp.

Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp. - April 20, 2013

Mission, Evangelization, and Discipleship
This keynote address from the 2013 conference on the New Evangelization considered what Jesus did and why, linking God's eternal mission with our own Christian response.

Roberto S. Goizueta

Roberto S. Goizueta - September 30, 2009

Latinos and U.S. Catholicism: Contributions and Possibilities
This panel including Hosffman Ospino and Nancy Pineda-Madrid, offers insight on the present and future of Hispanics in U.S. Catholicism, Hispanic spirituality, and U.S. Latino/Latina theology.

Roberto S. Goizueta

Roberto S. Goizueta - October 22, 2014

A Theology From and For Lived Faith
This event celebrates the publication of Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions, a collection of essays which promises to advance the vital conversation around practical theology, especially in Catholic circles.

Larry Gordon

Larry Gordon - 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.

Colleen M. Griffith

Colleen M. Griffith - February 14, 2009

Christian Spiritual Practices: Drawing Upon the Old and New
This workshop provides access to old and new spiritual practices found in our vast Christian storeroom.

Colleen M. Griffith

Colleen M. Griffith - October 16, 2009

Creative Fidelity: A Spiritual Necessity
Part of the conference, "A Future Full of Hope: Sustaining the Church in Hard Times," this presentation explores the resource of a lively spirituality for ministry.

Colleen M. Griffith

Colleen M. Griffith - July 23, 2012

In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene: A Spirituality of Evelyn Underhill
In celebration of the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala, this lecture focused on the spirituality of Evelyn Underhill, a married laywoman and 20th century English mystic.

Colleen M. Griffith

Colleen M. Griffith - October 16, 2012

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New
Sharing selections from their latest book, Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New (Paraclete Press, 2012), Prof. Griffith and Thomas Groome discussed how spiritual practices help strengthen the life of faith.

Colleen M. Griffith

Colleen M. Griffith - October 22, 2014

A Theology From and For Lived Faith
This event celebrates the publication of Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions, a collection of essays which promises to advance the vital conversation around practical theology, especially in Catholic circles.

John Grim

John Grim - October 17, 2013

The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology
This presentation highlights some of the remarkable work being done within religious communities around the world to bring healing and restoration to people and land.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - November 14, 2008

The Primary Task of Catechesis and Pastoral Ministry
This presentation focused on the encounter with Christ as the defining purpose of catechesis, and discussed ways catechists and pastoral ministers can intentionally promote and commit to this encounter.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - October 29, 2008

Teaching to Encounter Jesus in the Scriptures
This presentation proposes a pedagogy of encounter and commitment that teaches the Scriptures in such a way that invites students to a personal relationship with Jesus and to embrace his call to discipleship.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - November 12, 2010

Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New
With copresenter Margaret Eletta Guider,  Prof. Groome reflects on ways to reclaim some of the practices, perspectives, and personalities of our Church as resources for a vibrant faith in our own time.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - April 2, 2011

Integrative Process and Remarks
As the wrap-up presentation for the conference, "Healing God's People: Practical Skills and Pastoral Approaches," Thomas Groome offers a summary and his own remarks on the challenge of healing.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - September 28, 2011

Will There Be Faith?
This presentation launched Groome’s new book Will There be Faith?, in which he reflects on how and what faith we teach, and to what purpose.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - November 4, 2011

Breaking Open the Word: Best Practices
This workshop, copresented by Daniel Harrington, S.J., provides guidelines for preparing Scripture and the tools for making it accessible to all age groups and for all needs.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - October 16, 2012

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New
Sharing selections from their latest book, Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New (Paraclete Press, 2012), Dr. Groome and Colleen Griffith discussed how spiritual practices help strengthen the life of faith.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - September 26, 2013

Coworkers in the Vineyard: The Role of Catholic Laity in the Life of Public Service and Scholarship
This address is from the 2013 Vatican II Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Boston College’s sesquicentennial.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - October 22, 2014

A Theology From and For Lived Faith
This event celebrates the publication of Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions, a collection of essays which promises to advance the vital conversation around practical theology, especially in Catholic circles.

Thomas H. Groome

Thomas H. Groome - November 14, 2014

“To be perfect is to change often”: Ongoing Renewal and Reform in the Church
This presentation reviews the reasons for further change in the Church following in the wake of the Second Vatican Council and its reception, and then considers how to go about making them.

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F. - November 12, 2010

Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New
With copresenter Thomas Groome, Sr. Guider reflects on ways to reclaim some of the practices, perspectives, and personalities as resources for a vibrant faith in our own time.

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F. - April 13, 2011

Women Religious: Today and Tomorrow
This presentation addresses the role of women religious in the past, present, and future.

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F. - April 11, 2014

Families with Disabilities: Recipients or Agents of the New Evangelization?
Mindful of the 2012 synod on the New Evangelization and the 2014 synod on the family, Sr. Guider explores the interactive dynamics of families with disabilities and their relationships with communities of faith.