‘Why I Remain a Catholic: Belief in a Time of Turmoil’

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Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Center (C21) will host: “Why I Remain a Catholic: Belief in a Time of Turmoil,” on Tuesday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in Robsham Theater “to examine a question that many Catholics have asked in recent months following reports from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing decades of clergy sexual abuse, and the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals amid sexual abuse and harassment allegations.”

“Pope Francis calls us to be a listening Church,” added Kiefer, who noted that with this event the C21 Center is honoring its mission to be a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church. “We need to pray for the victims and our Church, listen, and act. Together we can find a new way forward.”

https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/faith-religion/jesuit-catholic/c21-forum-belief-in-a-time-of-turmoil.html

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BC School of Theology and Ministry Professor Mary Jo Iozzio Honored With St. Elizabeth Seton Medal

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“Iozzio, director of STM’s Master of Theological Studies Program, focuses her teaching interests on Catholic social teaching, disability studies, theological anthropology, and bioethics/healthcare ethics.”

“The Seton Medal, named in honor of the founder of the Sisters of Charity, is given annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to an area of theology.”

“She is the fifth Boston College faculty member to receive the Seton Medal, joining Pheme Perkins, Lisa Sowle Cahill, M. Shawn Copeland, and Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.”

Read more at BC News

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BC to Host Major International Conference for Catholic Universities in 2021

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“In the past few months, BC has been active in new and ongoing international consortia for Jesuit and Catholic education, and been confirmed as the host for a major international conference for Catholic universities in 2021.

These developments are notable in and of themselves, said Vice Provost for Global Engagement Alberto Godenzi, but also reflect BC’s new global approach, a commitment inscribed in “Ever to Excel,” the University’s 10-year Strategic Plan.”

https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/nation-world-society/international/bc-global-moving-forward.html

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CWBC Colloquim Invites ‘Girls Who Code’ Founder

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Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, was invited to be the featured speaker at The Council for Women of Boston College event on October 18.

“Activist, author, and attorney Reshma Saujani, who leads a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future, … is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, an organization working to inspire, educate, and equip girls for opportunities in computer programming through summer immersion programs, afterschool clubs, and other initiatives.”

https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/campus-community/around-campus/cwbc-2018-with-reshma-saujani.html

 

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Black and Brown Amidst the Orange and Green: Toward a Multiracial History of Ireland

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The Fall 2018 Dalsimer Lecture, titled Black and Brown Amidst the Orange and Green: Toward a Multiracial History of Ireland, will be presented by Dr. Mark Doyle from Middle Tennessee State University!

The history of nonwhite people in Ireland extends much further, and is much more significant, than many people suppose. This lecture will uncover the deep history of Asian and African immigrants and visitors to Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, arguing for a new history of Ireland that not only incorporates the experiences of nonwhite people but also uses those experiences to understand Irish attitudes toward race, immigration, and empire in the modern era.42182207_1806237572829434_5283205529546522624_o

M. Shawn Copeland: Distinction in Theology

The Catholic Theological Society of America Honored three Boston College theologians at its convention earlier this month, most notably Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland who received the prestigious John Courtney Murray Award in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished theological achievement.

Named for an influential American Jesuit theologian (and Boston College alumnus), the John Courtney Murray Award is the highest honor bestowed by the CTSA, the principal association of Catholic theologians in North America and the largest professional society of theologians in the world. Copeland is the first African American recipient of the award.

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