Boston College Continuing Education Lecture-Thursday, March 9

Deepening Catholic Citizenship Today: Drawing from Scripture and Tradition

LECTURE
Thursday, March 9, 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Presenters: Richard J. Clifford, S.J. & Thomas Massaro, S.J.
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Free of Charge

In the wake of the 2016 campaign season and election, a number of concerns have surfaced regarding the dual identify of Catholics as committed believers and citizens.  This presentation addresses how Catholics today may draw from the Church’s tradition of reflection on public affairs in ways that honor Catholic moral teachings and foster agency.  To help articulate the Catholic voice, Fr. Clifford will speak on the biblical tradition of the Old Testament prophets, and Fr. Massaro will present elements of Catholic Social Teaching that provide a framework for critically engaging key issues through our unique perspective as citizens.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Richard J. Clifford, S.J., is STM Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, and Thomas Massaro, S.J., is professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.

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