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August 24, 2019 – In his relatively short papacy, Pope Francis has already had an impact on the Catholic Church, the United States, and the world. In his lectures, Massimo Faggioli, PhD, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia, explores that impact, particularly on the U.S. Catholic Church and in the changing role of the United States.
A highly respected theologian, Dr. Faggioli writes a column for La Croix International and is a contributing writer for Commonweal Magazine. He most recently published Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church.
Pope Francis’ Impact: The Church, the U.S.A., and the Global World is offered from 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, through 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
The cost, which includes meals and snacks, is $80 for commuters, $125 per person double occupancy, and $175 single occupancy. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or email@example.com. Limited scholarships are available.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.
August 22, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As fall brings the busy-ness of a new school year and increased activities, Weber Retreat Center offers a special program to enrich your faith and knowledge.
In a nine-part series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and Evolving Faith,” Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, introduces participants to the ways in which our recent scientific knowledge informs and enriches our faith. Through the study of Catholic theologians and Christian thinkers, Sister Esther helps participants to discover a spirituality for our times. Participants read selected materials ahead of time, and together during the sessions watch a 20-minute video presentation and engage in guided discussion.
Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Center. The first session, on Monday, September 9, 2019, focuses on “Healing the Rift.” Other sessions are on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Mondays, September 23 and 30 and October 7, 14, and 21. The cost is $30 for the series and $5 for each individual session.
Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.