Villanova University to Lead Lecture Series on Gaudium et Spes

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s pastoral constitution Gaudium et spes: On the Church in the Modern WorldVillanova University, will host a lecture series, entitled, “The Family and Gaudium et Spes at 50“. The series, to take place over the course of the current academic year, will “examine the family, the Church, and issues of modernity as we reflect on the fifty years following Gaudium et Spes.” The themes range from adoption to fatherhood, to mass incarceration to immigration.

Speakers in the series come from multiple Catholic higher education institutions. The events are free to the public and do not require registration. The lectures, diverse in theme and speakers, are as follows:

  • Water Is Thicker Than Blood: Adoption, Social Justice and Catholic Teaching about Families
  • Fatherhood at Will: Philosophical Reflections on Catholic Social Teaching and a Role in Flux
    • November 16, 4 PM, Driscoll Hall Auditiorium
      Bernard G. Prusak, Kings College
  • Collateral Consequences: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families and Communities
    • January 28, 4 PM, St. Davids/Radnor Room, Connelly Center
      Jill McCorkel, Villanova University
  • Gaudium et Spes and Immigrant Families 50 Years Later
    • February 11, 4 PM, St. Davids/Radnor Room, Connelly Center
      Mary Holper, Boston College
  • Gaudium et Spes and the Family: A Social Tradition with Room to Grow
    • March 15, 4P M,  St. Augustine Center, Rm. 300
      Kathryn Getek Soltis, Villanova University


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