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Tue

13

Nov

2018

Professors Discuss Fr. Mark Massa's New Book on Humanae Vitae

by Amanda Judah

 

On November 5th, The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life hosted their last panel event of the semester in Stokes Hall. The panelists were responding to Father Mark Massa,S.J.,’s new book, The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism. Fr. Massa is well-known among theological circles at Boston College, serving as the director of the Boisi Center and is a former Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Massa stated that his work was “not a history of birth control”, but focused on how “Catholics played a major role on both sides of this debate”. Instead, Fr. Massa focused on “a history of different models of natural law that come out of the debate surrounding Humanae Vitae and the birth control crisis”. In addition to Fr. Massa, the panelists were Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill, Father James Keenan, S.J., Professor Meghan Clark from St. John’s University, and moderator Richard Gaillardetz.

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Mon

12

Nov

2018

Chris Darcy Discusses Getting Back in the Game at Agape Latte

by Patrick Stallwood

 

Agape Latte hosted its second talk of the year on November 6th with a story by Chris Darcy. Chris Darcy is an associate director in Campus Ministry, an active volunteer with St. Ignatius Parish, and has also worked with many Boston College retreats, such as Arrupe and Kairos. In addition, Darcy volunteers as a baseball coach in his hometown of Natick Massachusetts. Although Darcy’s talk was entitled “Getting Back in the Game”, it centered around a different activity than sports: his faith life. Darcy admitted that faith is now “one of my greatest passions,” even if it wasn’t always that way.

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

University of Durham Researchers Speak on Robert Grosseteste

by Jonathan Gaworski 

 

In an interdisciplinary event bridging science, philosophy, theology, and the humanities, Boston College played host to a pair of researchers from the University of Durham, who opened a window into the mind of the Medieval scholastic Robert Grosseteste (c.1170-1253). A polymath of far- ranging interests, Robert Grosseteste wrote celebrated works of astronomy, geometry, music, philosophy, and theology.

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

Faculty Panel Addresses Clerical Abuse

by David O'Neill

 

On Monday October 15, the auditorium in McGuinn was filled for a panel titled “Catholic Belonging in a Time of Scandal.” The panel was co-sponsored by the Church in the 21st Century Center, the Jesuit Institute, and the Theology Department. This panel consisted of Boston College Professors Stephen Pope, Marina McCoy, Richard Gaillardetz, and Kerry Cronin.

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

A Response to Disability from the Book of Job

by Amanda Judah

 

On October 5, a wide array of spectators filled the Heights Room to hear the annual Pyne Lecture on Ministry with Disabilities. This lecture series has been offered since 1991, and covers a range of physical and mental illnesses, such as HIV, autism, and Alzheimer’s. This year’s presenter was Dr. Andrew Davis, a professor at the School of Theology and Ministry who specializes in the Old Testament. Dr. Davis closely analyzed the book of Job in order to examine their practices surrounding those with disabilities, in a discussion titled Disability and Advocacy in the Book of Job.

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

Talk Explores the Horizon of Faith Formation

by Justin Schnebelen

 

How, when the world is saying otherwise, are young, adolescent women and men to live in love?

 

At the Fourth Annual School of Theology and Ministry Religious Education Lecture on Thursday, October 18th, Theresa O’Keefe, Associate STM Professor, attempted to answer this question. She suggested that the answer is the key to actualizing a meaningful life in the Church’s adolescents.    

 

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Sun

14

Oct

2018

Signs of Hope: BC Panel on Muslim-Christian Relations

by Olivia Colombo

 

On Thursday, September 27, Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry hosted a panel entitled “Signs of Hope in Muslim-Christian Relations,” where students and faculty had the opportunity to listen and engage in conversation with three theologian panelists with distinguished experience in this interreligious dialogue.  The STM held the panel in Robsham Theater as part of their tenth-anniversary open lecture series. The panelists were Daniel A. Madigan, S.J. from Georgetown University; Klaus Von Stosch from University of Paderborn, Germany; and Joshua Ralston from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The discussion was moderated by Boston College theologian Professor Catherine Cornille.

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Wed

26

Sep

2018

Dr. Kreeft Encourages Faithful Amidst Scandal

by Amanda Judah

 

On September 20, Dr. Peter Kreeft addressed an expectant audience in Devlin 008, discussing “Why I Stay Catholic In Times of Scandal”. Given the recent reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Dr. Kreeft encouraged the BC population to recommit itself to the body of Christ. As a Boston College theology and philosophy professor since 1965, Dr. Kreeft drew upon his extensive textual knowledge during his presentation.

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