The fall calendar of events for the Church in the 21st Century Center features several programs that showcase the scholarship and expertise of the University’s faculty.

On Oct. 11, Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny, Theology Professor Kristin Heyer, Romance Languages and Literatures Associate Professor Régine Jean-Charles and Lonergan Institute Associate Director Kerry Cronin will discuss “Women’s Voices: Forming Conscience, Raising Consciousness” in the Cadigan Center Atrium at 6 p.m.

Theology Professor Kenneth Himes, OFM, will give a presentation on “The Catholic Voter and the Signs of Our Times” on Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. 

On Oct. 24, School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Nancy Pineda-Madrid and Rebecca Berru-Davis of the Hispanic Theological Initiative will speak on “Picturing Paradise,” at 5 p.m. in the Theology and Ministry Library. On Dec. 12, Pineda-Madrid will give a luncheon presentation in Stokes Hall on “La Virgen de Guadalupe: Un Pentecostés Americano.” 

The legacy of Pope Francis will be the topic of a Nov. 10 lecture by Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz, “The Francis Pontificate: Historical Anomaly or the Beginning of a Postmodern Papacy?” in the Heights Room beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The fall series of events kicked off earlier this month with a visit from Archbishop of Los Angeles José Gomez, who spoke on immigration, national identity and Catholic conscience [see photo on page 4].

Event co-sponsors include the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College Libraries, Women’s Resource Center, STM Women’s Group, and the Council for Women at Boston College.

A complete schedule of fall C21 events can be found at the Church in the 21st Century Center website.

–Kathleen Sullivan | News & Public Affairs