Father Jim Bacik 2017 Easter Lecture Series details

Posted Apr 20th, 2017 by Helene Sheets  Category: Community Interest, Education, Events


The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to share revised details about the 2017 Father Jim Bacik Easter Season Lecture Series. The lectures are held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The focus of the series is “The Holy Spirit and Contemporary Political Issues.” These lectures draw on themes in the theology of the Spirit for examining political issues of concern today.

Thursday, April 20
President Trump and his Critics on Global Warning
An examination of President Trump’s executive order affecting climate change, with challenges from the perspective of a theology of the Holy Spirit and the teachings of Pope Francis.

Thursday, April 27
President Trump’s America First Policy: A Theological Critique
An evaluation of the president’s approach to domestic and foreign policies from the perspective of Catholic social teaching on solidarity and the common good.

Thursday, May 18
Political Discourse Today: Is Truth Dead?
An exploration of the destructive effects of our current political debate which suffers from polarized rhetoric, alternative facts and personal attacks.

Thursday, May 25
The Federal Budget: A Moral Document
An examination of the administration’s proposed budget from the viewpoint of social justice.

Tickets are $35 for the series, $10 per lecture in advance or $15 per lecture at the door. Register at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org/bacik. For more information, contact Sophia Lloyd, Sylvania Franciscan Village Director at slloyd@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3533.

Father Jim Bacik
Father Jim Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at The University of Toledo for more than 30 years. Ordained in 1962 as a priest for the Diocese of Toledo, he served at St. Mary’s Sandusky, St. Thomas More Bowling Green and Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo.

As pastor of Corpus Christi, he led several important initiatives including establishing a Chair of Catholic Studies at The University of Toledo; building a new church and parish facility; organizing the nationally acclaimed Christian Leadership Program; and promoting an extensive Christian Service Program for students and permanent community members. His books include Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery; Contemporary Theologians; Catholic Spirituality: Its History and Challenge; and A Light Unto My Path: Crafting Effective Homilies (co-authored by Dr. Kevin Anderson). He has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Japan, Latin America, and Russia.

In November 2014, Lourdes University established the Father James J. Bacik Archives as well as an endowed chair in theology in his name. Father Bacik holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in England and previously taught at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and taught summer programs at both Notre Dame University and Fordham University.

Bookmark and Share

Helene Sheets - Franciscan Center of Lourdes University | 6832 Convent Blvd. | Sylvania

hsheets@lourdes.edu No Comments »

Leave a Reply