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Pastoral Challenges to the Family

Families today are structured and defined differently than they were in the past. Steve Pope discusses how the Church is addressing these changes and how we can bring the gospel more into the way we live as families.

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My Jesuit Family: Living Faith and Social Justice

Fr. Jeremy Zipple, S.J., a double graduate of Boston College, is a director and writer of documentaries for National Geographic, PBS, and Discovery shares his insights about how his faith has led him to write and produce documentaries with a focus on social justice.

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Theologian, Julie Hanlon Rubio writes compelling article from Spring 2014 C21 Resources magazine

"According to anthropologists, family meals are a primary means of “civilizing children. It’s about teaching them to be a member of their culture. Around the table, a family talks about the stories, jokes, and issues that become central to its identity." Julie Hanlon Rubio article... 

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Agape Latte with Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J.

Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J. shares how his Jesuit education led him to find his path in life.

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New Director for C21 Center

School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome, an internationally renowned theologian, popular Catholic author and authority on religious education, has been appointed director of the Church in the 21st Century Center by University President William P. Leahy, S.J. BC Chronicle

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Spring 2015 Issue

View the Spring 2015 issue, "Catholic Families: Carrying Faith Forward"
(ISSUU Format) (PDF Format)

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A Shifting "Catholic Experience"

The U.S. Catholic landscape has changed from a white, middle-class experience to an immigrant, working-class experience, and it has come with a set of tensions about how to respond said School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, principal investigator for a national study of parishes serving Latino Catholics. National Catholic Reporter | He also was invited by Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap. to discuss his findings with the archdiocese Presbyteral Council. The Pilot

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Monday, March 30, 2015
5:30pm Keeping Hispanic Immigrant Families Together: Catholic Perspectives
Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:30pm Finding God in Relationships
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:00pm #Faith, #Family and #Future
Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30pm Experiences with Dialogue at the Edge of Auschwitz
Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:30pm How Dante Can Save Your Life