Presenting the 2018 Father James Bacik Easter Lecture Series
“The Easter season of joy deserves as much attention as the Lenten season of penance.”
Join theologian Father James Bacik in examining the Acts of the Apostles for guidance on dealing with contemporary issues.
Thursdays, April 5, 12 and 19, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center
Thursday, April 5: The Jerusalem Church: Guidance for a more fruitful pluralism.
We will examine: the divide between conservative and progressive Catholics today; the division between the Hebrews, led by James, and the Hellenists, led by Stephen, in the early church (Acts 6:1-6); the unifying role of the Twelve; Pope Francis and the reform of the Curia.
Thursday, April 12: The Council of Jerusalem: Guidance for more inclusive communities.
We will examine: the new tribalism and the temptation to demonize those who are different; the role of Peter and Paul in admitting Gentiles into the Church; the decision of the Council of Jerusalem; promoting a more inclusive Tribalism today.
Thursday, April 19: Pentecost: Guidance for improving communications.
We will examine: the breakdown in communications today; Pentecost as a reversal of Babel; the importance of passing over to the viewpoint of others.
Tickets: $25 for the whole Easter season series.
$10 with pre-registration or $15 at the door; Clergy and Students attend free.
Register at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-824-3515.
Thursday, May 31: Sixth Annual Karl Rahner Lecture
Guest Speaker: Mary Catherine Helkert, O.P.
Thursday, August 9
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursday, October 11
Thursday, November 8
Lecture topics TBA.
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center
$10 Pre-registered; $15 at the door
Click here for a secure link to register, or pre-register by calling Elizabeth Reiter at 419-824-3515 or emailing email@example.com