Campus Events / Webinars

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Pilgrimage: Invitation and Challenge

Pilgrimage: Invitation and Challenge

February 24

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

**Free Webinar**

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The tradition of Christian pilgrimage is long and rich, but also controversial. Drawing on his most recent book, The Pilgrim Paradigm: Faith in Motion (Paulist Press, 2021), Rev. André Brouillette, S.J. reflects on the phenomenon of pilgrimage and its theological significance, exploring the dynamic tensions at work— such as transformation, alterity, and interiority—within the journey.

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Reading the Bible in the Lectionary: Gift and Challenge

Reading the Bible in the Lectionary: Gift and Challenge

March 10

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ANNUAL LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.
Reading the Bible in the Lectionary: Gift and Challenge

**Free Webinar** - register here

Many people’s main interaction with the Bible is through the readings of Scripture presented in the Sunday Lectionary. And in many ways, the revision of the Lectionary that followed the Second Vatican Council has been a gift. Yet, there are limitations and problems with our current Lectionary, both in its basic structure and its choice of specific passages. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Lectionary on the first Sunday of Advent, 1971, please join us as Professor Eileen Schuller, O.S.U., McMaster University, explores some of the gifts and the challenges that arise when the faithful’s experience of the Bible is shaped through the lens of the Lectionary.

Sponsored by and generously supported by the Kitz Family


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What Makes Education Catholic

What Makes Education Catholic

March 16

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

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Join us as Dr. Thomas H. Groome, senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, explores the basis of Catholic Education in his new book: What Makes Education Catholic: Spiritual Foundations.

There are over 55,000 Catholic schools (from K to research universities), in over 200 different countries, and serving some 150 million students. Increasingly, both the faculty and student body are from other or no religious tradition. There was a time when we assumed the Catholic identity of such schools because they were staffed by vowed religious sisters, brothers, and priests, but that day is gone.  How do we continue to deliver spiritually-grounded and values-forming education?

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Witnessing Jesus Hang: Reading the Gospel Accounts of Jesus' Crucifixion through African American Biblical Histories

Witnessing Jesus Hang: Reading the Gospel Accounts of Jesus' Crucifixion through African American Biblical Histories

March 24

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

**Free Webinar**

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Please join us on March 24, 2022, at 6:00 PM ET, for a virtual presentation featuring Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University. This presentation explores the literary representation of Jesus’ death on the cross in the gospel accounts and its historic Roman spectacle of violence and execution using African American Biblical interpretative histories. We consider what interpretative textures African American history provides the readers of the Passion accounts in the Gospels

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Spirituality for Mission: Connecting in an Era of Disconnectedness     

Spirituality for Mission: Connecting in an Era of Disconnectedness     

April 07

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

THIRD ANNUAL DANIEL J. HARRINGTON, S.J. LECTURE

Spirituality for Mission: Connecting in an Era of Disconnectedness       

**Free Webinar** - register here

Please join us virtually as Maryanne Confoy, RSC, Professor of Spirituality and Pastoral Theology, Jesuit College of Spirituality, University of Divinity (Melbourne) Australia, proposes a personal, communal, and ecclesial Christian spirituality directed toward developing a contemporary mission of reconciliation. In a context of pandemic loss and disconnectedness, it focuses on the Ignatian understanding of “finding God in all things” and examines ways in which the contemporary seeker or searcher experiences “being found” in times of isolation and darkness. The lecture draws on the writings of Roger Haight, particularly on the theme of the importance of the imagination and the discovery of Resurrection faith-hope in the possible future.

Presentation of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award

 

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Women's Voices in Practical Theology

Women's Voices in Practical Theology

April 28

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

ANNUAL WOMEN IN THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY LECTURE
Women's Voices in Practical Theology 

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As the field of practical theology continues to come to a renewed identity within the North American church, the voices of women theologians play a significant role. In this presentation, Jane E. Regan, associate professor (emerita) in religious education, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, examines the contribution of select women and explores the way in which practical theology shapes their teaching and scholarship.

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Texts Less Traveled: What Would Be Missed Without Them

Texts Less Traveled: What Would Be Missed Without Them

May 05

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Cadigan Alumni Center, Atrium

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Join us as we celebrate the launch of Texts Less Traveled: Exploring Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation (Paulist Press), the latest book by Rev. Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., Dean and Professor of New Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. In this presentation, Fr. Stegman highlights some key New Testament passages we would miss if we focused solely on reading the Gospels and the letters of Paul.

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