C21 Speaker Series

Revitalizing


How can the Church be a more effective institution and restore its credibility among the Faithful? The conversations will examine this question in depth.

Panelists from diverse areas of expertise have been invited to offer their ideas for how the Church can move forward in the hope of Easter. 

Ideas from Catholic Leaders

The first Easter Series conversation focused on uncovering ideas from the Catholic press on the revitalization of the Church. Panelists offered insights and analysis from their experience as editors of leading Catholic publications and multimedia platforms.

Moderator

Jack Dunn

Panelist

John Allen

Panelist

Matt Malone, S.J.

 

The second panel in the Easter series explored ideas from presidents of Catholic colleges and universities about the Church’s tasks of reform and renewal.  The panelists shared insights from their experience leading and governing Catholic institutions of higher education.

Moderator

Karen Kiefer

Panelist

William P. Leahy, S.J. President of Boston College

Panelist

Joseph McShane, S.J. President of Fordham University

Panelist

Sister Janet Eisner, SNDDEN, President of Emmanuel College.

 

The third Easter Series conversation (Professors in the Pews) focused on encountering ideas from lay Catholics, who are also Professors here at Boston College, on the revitalization of the Church.

Moderator

Karen Kiefer

Panelist

Hosffman Ospino, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education, School of Theology and Ministry

Panelist

Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theological Ethics, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Panelist

Michael Pratt, O’Connor Family Professor and Director, Ph.D. in Organization Studies, Carroll School of Management

The final panel in the Easter Series engaged the ideas of prominent business men and women who have extensive experience in leadership, management, and governance. The conversation centered around what can be done to restore trust in the institutional Church among the faithful and how the Church can effectively move forward.

Moderator

Jack Connors, BC ’63, founding partner of Hill Holiday advertising agency.

Panelist

Denise Morrison, BC ’75, past President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company

Panelist

Chuck Clough, BC ’64, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clough Capital Partners L.P.