Father Bacik Lecture: Bernard Haring on Dangers of Legalism

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by: Helene Sheets | Category: General Interests

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to offer a four-part Father Jim Bacik Lecture Series on Morality. Each lecture is offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.

The lecture topics are as follows:
• Tuesday, May 17: Richard McCormick on Abortion
McCormick, born and raised in Toledo, became one of the foremost moral theologians in the country. This lecture examines his work on abortion, including his rules for discussing this volatile topic.

• Tuesday, June 28: Bernard Haring on the Dangers of Legalism
Haring was a pioneer in the renewal of Catholic moral theology in the 20thcentury. This lecture explores his conviction that the moral life is not about keeping rules but responding wholeheartedly to Christ’s call.

• Tuesday, July 19: Charles Curran on Birth Control
Curran became well known for his dissent from official Church teaching on contraception. This lecture examines his fundamental arguments which still could be an important part of an ongoing discussion on this topic.

• Tuesday, August 9: Karl Rahner on Existential Ethics
Rahner, the great German Jesuit Theologian, contributed important ideas to the development of Catholic moral theology. This lecture examines his fundamental notion that morality involves responding to God’s personal call to us as unique individuals.

The cost for the series is $35; $10 individual pre-registered or $15 walk-in per lecture. RSVP at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org or call 419-824-3515.

Press Release Contact Name: Helene Sheets
Press Release Contact Email: hsheets@lourdes.edu
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Organization Name: Lourdes University
Organization Address: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH, 43560