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Siena Heights Professor Presents on ‘The Catholic Church: Abuse, Accountability, and Aspiration’

May 3, 2019 – Religious Studies Professor Joe Raab, PhD, of Siena Heights University concludes the three-part Siena Series at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, with his talk, “The Catholic Church: Abuse, Accountability, and Aspiration.” The talk will be held at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. In light of the #MeToo movement, Professor Raab takes a look at sexual abuse and the future of the Catholic Church. 

The cost for the program is $10, or free for those who have already paid for the Siena Series. 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 webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

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 Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


Siena Series Features Talks About the Contemporary Church Issues

January 29, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – The first of three talks in the Siena Series programs by faculty members of Siena Heights University’s Religious Studies Department begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center

The topics include:

  • “The Bible Says What?” Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Professor Ian Bell explores issues raised by scriptural stories about women and shows how re-examining those stories can serve as a resource for the Church.

  • “The Problem with Providence” Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Noting the common Christian belief in divine providence and the belief by some that God’s plan is not going well these days, Assistant Professor Wendy Crosby helps participants to understand how that providence might be leading them into action.

  • “Catholicism in Crisis: Abuse, Accountability and Aspiration” Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – Professor Joe Raab takes a look at the sexual abuse crisis, the response to the crisis within the leadership of the Catholic Church, and how to move forward.

The cost is $25 for the series or $10 for each individual talk. Registration is required and available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

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 517-266-4000.


 

 

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