Catholic Theological Union's On Care for Our Common Home seriesgives insight into Laudato Si' through select passages that illuminate Pope Francis' encyclical addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future. The series features reflections by faculty of Catholic Theological Union, and can be used by parish groups or discussion gatherings or for personal reflection. A Study Guide is available.
Latin American liberation theology has gone through several stages over the past 50 years, from its initial articulation in the 60s and 70s, to a critical backlash in the 80s, to a proliferation of new voices and concerns in the 90s, and now, to what many see as a tacit acceptance by Pope Francis. How should we make sense of liberation theology today? What is its legacy, and how can people of faith continue to engage it in the next 50 years?
Speaker: Cláudio Carvalhaes, McCormick Theological Seminary
Moderator: Chris Tirres, DePaul University
Join us for Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership: Enhancing Management through Practical Wisdom presented in consultation with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. This three-and-a-half day seminar is open to men and women, lay, ordained and professed, who serve in a leadership capacity in church or congregational ministry. It will be especially beneficial for those in new positions of pastoral leadership.
The following topics will be presented and discussed:
• Theology of Leadership and Management – Stephen Bevans, SVD
"A House of Prayer para Todos los Pueblos:" Tony Alonso in Concert
Tony Alonso is a composer and theologian whose work responds to the diverse needs of the contemporary church. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, his compositions embrace intercultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. In 2015, he composed the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States.
STARTS: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4:45 PM ENDS: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM
5416 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Women In Ministry is open to any female students, staff, and faculty. The group meets for prayer, reflection, faith sharing from the context of particular challenges that women face in ministry. The evening ends with a simple supper.