The Annual USM Theology Lecture:
Pope Francis and the Future of the Church
7 p.m. Thursday, October 9
University of Saint Mary – Mead Hall Walnut Room
Reception immediately following.
Pope Francis was not yet a priest when the Second Vatican Council was called, but he’s carrying forward its teaching in a bold new way.
Encouraging the church to create a "culture of encounter,” rather than a “build it and they will come” model
Asking people to “think with the church”—humbly listening and leaving room for conversation
Teaching mercy and calling for justice
So why do these things matter?
Come hear Dr. Rick Gaillardetz explain.
Free and open to the public.
Call 913-758-6158 for more information.
Meet Dr. Gaillardetz:
The Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and the director of graduate studies.
Dr. Gaillardetz has published numerous articles, authored eight books, and edited two others.