Mark your calendars – Nov 19 – “Buying the Field: Women Religious in a Renewing Church”
Mark your calendars for this important lecture on women and the Catholic Church
The 20th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion, & Society
Tuesday, November 19 8:00 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M. will deliver the lecture entitled, “Buying the Field: Women Religious in a Renewing Church.” According to Schneiders, the lecture “will address an issue which has been at the center of the renewal of women’s Religious Life since the Council, has received enthusiastic endorsement from a large segment of the laity while raising serious concerns among or even scandalizing some others, and has been the object of Vatican suspicion and even public confrontation of U.S. Religious and their leaders. The issue is the “separation from the world” or even “rejection of the world” that had, for centuries, been a virtual definition of Religious Life in contrast to “ordinary” lay life. This lecture will attempt to shed some light on the repercussions for Religious and their life of the “turn to the world” which the Church embraced at the Council and which Religious have made central to their self-understanding and ministerial commitment over the past 50 years.”