7th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in honor of Father Jim Bacik
'The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response'
Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7 p.m.
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, a retired auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will present “The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response.” A reception follows.
Bishop Gumbleton’s lecture shares its name with the U.S. Bishops’ 1983 pastoral letter on war and peace, of which Bishop Gumbleton is a co-author. The Doomsday Clock is now set at two minutes to midnight, as close to the symbolic point of annihilation that the iconic clock has been since 1953 at the height of the Cold War. Never has this pastoral letter penned in response to the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union been more important and timely. In this lecture, Bishop Gumbleton will explore Catholic teaching on war and nuclear weapons in the context of history, highlight Pope Francis' efforts to bring renewed focus to the Gospel message of nonviolence and discuss the theological foundations of the Christian call to peacemaking.
Tickets: $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door. To reserve tickets, contact email@example.com, 419-824-3515 or purchase tickets online.