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Nov. 4-6, 2019: Aging with Grace

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Keynote: "A Credible Faith: Catholic Identity in a Time of Scandal"
with Dr. Richard Gaillardetz


Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and the chair of the BC Theology Department. Dr. Gaillardetz previously taught at the University of Toledo from 2001 to 2011 as the Thomas and Margaret Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo and at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Theology in Houston from 1991 to 2001. He received a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas, an M.A. in Biblical Theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in Systematic Theology. He has published numerous articles and has authored or edited thirteen books. For a complete list of his publications, navigate through the various categories of publications.

Dr. Gaillardetz was president of the Catholic Theological Society of America  (CTSA) in 2013-14, the largest professional association of Catholic theologians in the world with over 1400 members.  He has received numerous awards from both the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic publishers and is a past recipient of the Sophia Award (2000), offered annually by the faculty of the Washington Theological Union in Washington D.C. in recognition of a theologian’s contributions to the life of the church. Dr. Gaillardetz is a popular speaker at theological and pastoral conferences (click on events for his current speaking commitments). He is married to Diana Gaillardetz and they are the parents of four young men: David, Andrew, Brian and Gregory.

Schedule of Events

Participants may attend any of the following meals or sessions

Monday, November 4, 2019

4:00 pm     Check in
5:30 pm     Evening Prayer
6:00 pm     Dinner & Social 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

8:00 am      Morning Prayer
8:30 am      Mass
9:00 am      Breakfast
10:00 am   Update on Senior Priest Facility
10:30 am   Break
10:45 am   Health Benefits of Community
11:30 am   Break
12:00 pm   Lunch
2:00 pm     Panel: Vision of the Church Beyond Crisis
3:00 pm     Break
3:15 pm     Small-Group Reflection on Letter to a Suffering Church
6:00 pm     Dinner & Social

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8:00 am      Morning Prayer
8:30 am      Mass
9:00 am      Breakfast
10:00 am   A Credible Faith: Catholic Identity in a Time of Scandal
10:45 am   Break
11:00 am   Group Discussion and Q & A      
12:00 pm   Lunch with Bishop Noonan

Cost: Free Event

Date: November 4-6, 2019

Location: St. John the Apostle Building

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