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Please be advised that the Institute of Catholic Studies Lectures for the 2021-22 Academic year will be in person and in accordance with university health protocols, all visitors to campus must be masked inside university buildings.

 

The 2021-2022 Lectures are:

 

A Church that Listens:  Pastoral Collaboration and Engagement in the Diocese of Cleveland”

 Pope Francis has asked the universal Church to enter into a synodal process to discern, through a journey of listening and accompaniment, how we can be more fully a Church on mission to proclaim the Kingdom.  The experience of the Diocese of Cleveland has something to share in this in its own practice of pastoral planning through collaborative engagement with the whole People of God.  The Institute of Catholic Studies at John Carroll University is pleased to present a panel discussion of this earlier example of our diocese engaging in such a journey.  Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND, previously the Secretary for Parish Life of the Diocese of Cleveland, and Mr. Rick Krivanka, previously the Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Office will share their experiences of this collaborative and consultative approach to Church life.  This event is free and open to the public.  In accordance with university health protocols, all visitors to campus must be masked inside university buildings. This event is sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Studies, The Department of Theology and Religious Studies and The Center for Service and Social Action at John Carroll University.  

This lecture was held on November 17, 2021 at John Carroll University.  A video recording of this lecture can be accessed here.

 

Pope Francis has asked the universal Church to enter into a synodal process to discern, through a journey of listening and accompaniment, how we can be more fully a Church on mission to proclaim the Kingdom.  The experience of the Diocese of Cleveland has something to share in this in its own practice of social action and community engagement with the broader Cleveland community.  The Institute of Catholic Studies at John Carroll University is pleased to present a panel discussion of this earlier example of our diocese engaging in such a journey.  Sr. Kathleen Ryan, SND, previously the Director of Education and Legislative Affairs for the Diocesan Social Action Office, and Mr. Len Calabrese  previously the Executive Director of the Catholic Community Connection of the Diocese of Cleveland, will share their experiences of this collaborative and consultative approach to Church life.  This event is free and open to the public.  In accordance with university health protocols, all visitors to campus must be masked inside university buildings. This event is sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Studies, The Department of Theology and Religious Studies and The Center for Service and Social Action at John Carroll University.

This lecture was held on February 17, 2022 at John Carroll University.  A video recording of this lecture can viewed here.

 

As the Catholic Church around the world enters into a process of discernment about the future, Pope Francis has called together an international group of experts to assist in preparing for the Synod on Synodality. Hear from Dr. Kristin Colberg, the only American on the synod's theological commission, as she shares her experiences in Rome and reflects on Pope Francis' call for the conversion of the whole church. 

This lecture was held on March 24, 2022 at John Carroll University.  A video recording of this lecture can be accessed here.

Kristin Colberg Headshot