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The Annual USM Theology Lecture:
Pope Francis and the Future of the Church

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.


7 p.m. Tuesday, 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.