Fall Quarter 2018
2018-19 Spiritual Works of Mercy Lecture Series
After the wonderful response last year to our Corporal Works of Mercy series*, we are offering a follow-up lecture series this academic year on the Spiritual Works of Mercy. Though often worded differently, the spiritual works of mercy are
- Share the faith (often worded as "instruct the ignorant").
- Counsel the doubtful.
- Admonish the sinner.
- Comfort the afflicted.
- Forgive offenses willingly.
- Bear wrongs patiently.
- Pray for the living and the dead.
*To watch the videos of last year's Corporal Works of Mercy Lecture Series, please visit our "Past Events" page.
Schedule of All Lectures in this Series
||Sharing the Faith|
Catholic Education: From and For Faith
Thomas Groome (bio)—Professor of theology & religious education, Boston College; author of What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life
||Forgiving Offenses Willingly |
On the Ground in East Africa: Creating Peace Amid Conflict & Religious Extremism
Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA (bio)—Founder & director, Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation in East Africa
||Comforting the Afflicted |
Withcraft & Demons in a World of Plural Beliefs: A Relational
& Culture-Sensitve Approach for Helping the Afflicted—and the
Fr. Bernhard Udelhoven, SMA (bio)—Coordinator of "Fingers of Thomas" ministry in Lusaka, Zambia, & longtime missionary
||Praying for the Living and the Dead|
Reflections on Moral Injury & Just War
Robert E. Meagher (bio)—Professor of humanities, Hampshire College; author of Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury & Just War
||Bearing Wrongs Patiently |
The Challenges of Being Church in China
Mary Mee-Yin Yuen—Professor, Holy Spirit Seminary College in Hong Kong
||Admonishing the Sinner |
The Catholic Response to Mining Exploitation in El Salvador
Andrés McKinley (bio)—Specialist on water & mining, Universidad Centroamericana, El Salvador
|Counseling the Doubtful |
A Nun on the Rise of "Nones" in Latin America
Sr. Geraldina Céspedes—Professor of theology & philosophy, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala City
Sharing the Faith*
Catholic Education: From and For Faith (details)
Addressing the spiritual work of mercy, "sharing the faith," on this feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, Dr. Thomas Groome (Boston College) discusses the roots of and reasons for a Catholic education which began with the person of Jesus and developed throughout the 2,000-year-old conversation between faith and culture that we call the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Liturgy for the Church as a Field Hospital (details)
Countless people worldwide live on the margins, wounded by socioeconomic and political situations. As Fr. Patrick Chibuko explains, it is the "wounded healer" of the Church—and ultimately, Jesus Christ—who offers the wounded true reconciliation through the liturgy. Fr. Chibuko is professor of sacred liturgy at the Catholic Institute of West Africa in Port Harcourt, Nigeria; he is CWCIT's fall 2018 visiting scholar.
Forgiving Offenses Willingly*On the Ground in East Africa: Creating Peace Amid Conflict & Religious Extremism
East Africa is increasingly plagued by religious ideological
extremism, which generates a hostile cultural environment that suffocates
tolerance, freedom, mercy, and reconciliation. To create and implement conflict management and
peacemaking policies, it’s critical to have a comprehensive
knowledge of the continuum of conflict/peace, tolerance/intolerance, and more. Fr.
Patrick Devine explores these topics, drawing on the work of the Shalom Centre
for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, which he founded in East Africa.
*2018-19 Spiritual Works of Mercy Lecture Series
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