History, Hope, & Justice

Symposium on the Role of Women in Theological Education

Celebrating the Contributions of Professor Francine Cardman

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

An Online Zoom Symposium sponsored by the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Prof. Francine Cardman
Over 40 years ago, in a realm once reserved for men alone, Professor Francine Cardman began her pioneering contributions to the transformation of Roman Catholic theological education for women and for men
In honoring Professor Cardman, this Symposium recognizes the important role of women in continuing to bring about profound changes in theological studies and ministerial formation today - locally and globally.

Join us virtually to celebrate Professor Cardman’s achievements as reflected in her scholarship, colleagueship, teaching, mentoring, and witness to hope and justice. The program will include lectures by prominent theologians and church historians:

Professor Emerita M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College; Professor Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Loyola-Marymount University; Professor John W. O’Malley, S.J., Georgetown University; and Professor Catherine M. Mooney, Boston College School of Theology & Ministry. Former students will enrich the celebration with two panel presentations during which they will offer reflections on Professor Cardman’s enduring influence and impact on their lives and ministries. The program will conclude with a Prayer Service of Thanksgiving led by former students, Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry and Jacqueline Regan, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Services.



12:30 - Welcome - Dean Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. and Professors O. Ernesto Valiente and Margaret Eletta Guider, OSF 

12:45 - Feminist Theology: Transforming Ecclesial Ministry and Practice - Professor Emerita M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College

01:30 -  Workings of the Holy Spirit, Women, and Salvation - Professor Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Loyola Marymount University

02:15 - Panel on the Formation of Women for Ministry - Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Professor Mary Jo Izzo, Convener 

03:00 - Break 

03:15 - Is It Really Church History Anymore? - Professor John W. O'Malley, S.J., Georgetown University 

04:00 - Panel on Theological Education and Ecclesial Vocations - Sr. Janice Farnham, R.J.M., Convener 

04:45 - Seeking The Full Light Of A New Day: Francine Cardman’s Contributions To Creating A Just Church - Professor Catherine M. Mooney, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry 

05:30 - Ecumenical Prayer Service of Thanksgiving - Dean Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. and Jacqueline Regan, Associate Dean of  Student Affairs and Career Services