The Ordained Priesthood: Opening a New Conversation
STM 10TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION
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
Thursday, March 14 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus, Heights Room