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Vatican II and Interreligious Dialogue

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

DSPT Professor of Philosophy and Theology Sr. Marianne Farina, CSC and JST Professor of Christology and Cultures Dr. Thomas Cattoi will discuss the growing importance of interreligious dialogue for the Catholic Church from the publication of Nostra Aetate to the present.

Free and open to the public

Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley

Diocese pulls the plug on speech by Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89)

Rev. Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89)Rev. Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89) was scheduled to address Catholic educators at Canadian Forum on Theology and Education in Toronto, but the archdiocese rescinded their approval of Crosby.

Bernie Schlager, CLGS/PSR, forecasts Pope Francis' stance on issues of sexuality and gender

Originally article at KQED,

Bernard SchlagerFollowing the selection of Pope Francis, Catholics across the spectrum are reacting to his record on issues.

Marianna Farina discusses Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on KQED Forum

In a surprise announcement Monday, Pope Benedict XVI said he would resign this month after less than eight years in office. He's the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years, when Pope Gregory XII stepped down, and the first to have done so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.

Sr. Marianna Farina, DSPT, participating in KQED's Forum on the topic, discussed potential sucessors and the future of the Catholic Church in the U.S. and worldwide.

New Pope Not Likely to Soften Same-Sex Marriage Opposition says Bernie Schlager, CLGS/PSR

Originally article at KQED,

Bernard SchlagerWith the announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, many are wondering about the potential changes with the selection of a new pope.

Statement by President Donahue on the Resignation of Benedict XVI

The resignation today of Pope Benedict XVI marks a significant departure from precedent and historical tradition in the Roman Catholic Church.

Origins of Catholic-Muslim Dialogue in the United States

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:30pm

Encountering Islam: 2013 Lectures and Workshops, Inaugural Lecture by Archbishop Alex J. Brunett. 

Co-sponsored by the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT), Center for Islamic Studies, and the Oakland Diocesan Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

Lecture and Reception at DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley. 

WATCH: God in the White House: Religion & the Upcoming Election

October 18, 2012


Pink Smoke Over The Vatican

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Pink SmokeWSR is having a Screening of Pink Smoke Over The Vatican, a documentary by Jules Hart about Women’s ordination within the Roman Catholic Church. Screening followed by a discussion with Professor Victoria Rue, who is an ordained Roman Catholic Priest.

Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

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