Lecture to focus on Pope Francis’ handling of clergy sex abuse

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 by: Pablo Vinuesa Berchetti | Category: Education

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to present a Father Bacik Lecture on “Pope Francis and His Critics on Clergy Sex Abuse” on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Father Jim Bacik will offer an examination of the way Pope Francis has handled the scandal he inherited; his initial efforts blocked by the Curia; his misreading of the situation in Chile; his apology to victims; and his efforts to hold bishops accountable.

Tickets: $10 reserved; $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Laurie Bertke at lbertke@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org.

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.

Sylvania Franciscan Village

Formally established in 2009, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) is comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis and all of their ministries. The SFV was formed to harness energies for the greater good and benefit of those who share the Franciscan mission. Visit www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org for more information. To learn more about this and future events, contact Sophia Lloyd at slloyd@sistersosf.org, 419-824-3533 or visit www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org.

Press Release Contact Name: Pablo Vinuesa Berchetti
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Organization Name: Lourdes University
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Organization Address: Sylvania, OH, 43560