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Pope Francis: A New Way of Being Church

Pope Francis: A New Way of Being Church

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE

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Thursday, February 28, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Rafael Luciani, STM associate professor of the practice, professor extraordinarius

“Pastoral conversion” and “synodality” are key theological categories that lay at the heart of Pope Francis’s vision of church. They call for new ways of being church, grounded in a People of God ecclesiology that demands a revision of lifestyles, new practices of communal discernment, and ecclesial structural reform. In this context, the Church in Latin America has emerged as a “source church” (iglesia fuente) and a powerful symbol of renewed ecclesiology that responds to the challenges that Catholics throughout the world face in today. 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

February 28

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus, Heights Room

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The Ordained Priesthood: Opening a New Conversation

The Ordained Priesthood: Opening a New Conversation

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION

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Thursday, March 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m(PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Thomas H. Groome, STM professor of theology and religious education; Rev. Richard Lennan, STM professor of systematic theology and professor ordinarius; and Jacqueline Regan, STM associate dean, student affairs and career services

In the wake of decades of scandal and other expressions of decline, three questions loom large for the future of the ordained priesthood in the Catholic Church: What is its role in the life of the Christian community? What kinds of formation might produce healthy clergy? How might those in the priesthood better collaborate with all of the baptized? Drawing on the work of a two-year research project by members of the School of Theology and Ministry and the Theology Department of Boston College, this session explores those three questions. 

Attendees are encouraged to read “To Serve the People of God: Renewing the Conversation on Priesthood and Ministry” for a richer conversation.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

March 14

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu

Confronting the Soul-Devouring Dragon: Sexual Abuse and the Mystery of Evil

Confronting the Soul-Devouring Dragon: Sexual Abuse and the Mystery of Evil

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE

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Thursday, March 21, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F., STM professor of missiology, and chair, Ecclesiastical Faculty

As communities of faith throughout the world grapple with the factors that contribute to sexual abuse, much of the discourse on the subject focuses on analyses of power relations, socio-cultural conditions, and psychological pathologies. In this lecture, Sr. Guider turns attention on an attribution theory that is lacking in many Catholic circles: critical theological reflection on the mystery of evil.

Sponsored by School of Theology and Ministry

March 21

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu

Resilience, Faith, and Religious Symbols

Resilience, Faith, and Religious Symbols

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION

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Friday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Melissa Kelley, STM associate professor of pastoral care and counseling

In times of personal and communal challenge and struggle, how might we draw more fully on our faith lives to become ever more resilient? This presentation considers some practices and symbols of the Christian faith that can help us to cultivate and sustain resilience in trying times.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

March 29

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu

“That They May All Be One”: New Testament Images of Christian Unity

“That They May All Be One”: New Testament Images of Christian Unity

ANNUAL LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.

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Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore

Division seems to be the order of the day, not least in the Christian Church. This lecture examines various images of Christian unity in the New Testament and their relevance for today.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and generously supported by the Kitz Family

April 03

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu

Theological Education: The Next Ten Years

Theological Education: The Next Ten Years

STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

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Thursday, April 11, 5:30­–7:00 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Panelists: Andrew R. Davis, STM associate professor of Old Testament; Dominic F. Doyle, STM associate professor of systematic theology; Brian Dunkle, S.J., STM associate professor of historical theology; Colleen M. Griffith, STM professor of the practice of theology and faculty director of spirituality studies; and Mary Jo Iozzio, STM professor of moral theology.

Moderator: Jane E. Regan, STM associate professor of theology and religious education; chair, Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry

As we conclude our celebration of our first ten years, a panel of STM faculty of wide-ranging interests and expertise reflects on key themes or developments in their spheres—Bible, Church history, ethics, practical theology, and systematics, among others—that will shape the future of theological education.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

April 11

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu

Pastoral juvenil con espíritu profético y misionero

Pastoral juvenil con espíritu profético y misionero

DÍA DE REFLEXIÓN PARA LÍDERES HISPANOS

Las inscripciones comienzan el 1 de mayo.

Sábado 22 de junio del 2019, 9:30 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.

Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus

Vicente del Real, fundador de ISKALI, una comunidad evangelizadora en Chicago dedicada a hacer trabajo misionero y formar discípulos entre los jóvenes católicos hispanos

Los participantes conocerán a Vicente del Real, un joven inmigrante mexicano muy dinámico, y aprenderán sobre uno de los esfuerzos más creativos en el país para trabajar con jóvenes católicos hispanos, especialmente nacidos en los Estados Unidos. Vicente compartirá su experiencia y ofrecerá ideas sobre cómo formar comunidades evangelizadoras con jóvenes católicos hispanos. Nos compartirá experiencias y facilitará un diálogo sobre conversaciones recientes enfocadas en los jóvenes católicos, en particular el Quinto Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana/Latina y el Sínodo sobre los jóvenes, la fe y el discernimiento vocacional que tuvo lugar en el 2018.  (Almuerzo incluído)

Las inscripciones comienzan el 1 de mayo.

Fecha límite para inscribirse: 14 de junio del 2019. 

Patrocinado por la Escuela de Teología y Ministerio de Boston College

June 22

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu

Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space between Self and Other

Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space between Self and Other

19TH ANNUAL EVELYN UNDERHILL LECTURE IN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

Registration opens May 1, 2019.

Saturday, July 13, 10:00-11:45 a.m.

Robsham Theater, Chestnut Hill Campus

Michele Saracino, professor of religious studies, Manhattan College

This presentation suggests that we imagine all of our interpersonal relationships—our personal and public ones—as uncertain, undomesticated, unexplored. Dr. Saracino’s hope is that if we exercise the same care, attention, and survival strategies in our interpersonal relationships that we do in the wild, we might create deeper, more empathetic bonds with all creatures in our midst, human and non-human.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

July 13

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Robsham Theater Arts Center

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stmce@bc.edu

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women’s Religio-Political Witness for Love and Justice

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women’s Religio-Political Witness for Love and Justice

11TH ANNUAL MARY OF MAGDALA CELEBRATION

Registration opens May 1, 2019.

Friday, July 19, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

St. Ignatius Church and Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Rosemary P. Carbine, associate professor of religious studies, Whittier College

This celebration of the feast of St. Mary Magdalene begins with Mass and lunch, followed by a lecture.

In her presentation, Dr. Carbine offers critical and constructive theological reflection on the theological claims and political praxis of emerging U.S. social justice movements that exemplify a praxis of worldmaking, of imagining and incarnating the world otherwise than rising gender and sexual violence, xenophobic hate crimes, and white nationalist movements.  More specifically, this lecture engages feminist and womanist theory and theology to elaborate on love as a theo-political ethic of justice based on the Revolutionary Love Project and its trifold notion of love as seeing no strangers, tending personal and socio-political wounds, and birthing a new future. Pointing out unexpected key parallels with Mary Magdalene, this talk explores her witness as one theological model for women’s ways of doing public/political theology today, that is, of generating alternative possible futures of love and justice.

Free of charge, includes lunch.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

July 19

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

St. Ignatius Church and Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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stmce@bc.edu