“Justice for Women in Catholic Social Teaching,” is the title of a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture will be given by Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, the J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor at Boston College, where she has taught theology since 1976. She is the past president of the Catholic Theological Society and the Society of Christian Ethics. Her areas of special interest are method in theological ethics, especially in the Roman Catholic natural law tradition; use of scripture in ethics; ethics of sex and gender; medical ethics; and history of Christian ethics.
Cahill’s visit is part of the Gathering Points lecture series, co-sponsored by Marquette University’s Office of Mission and Identity and Gesu Parish. The series offers lectures twice a year covering topics of faith, spirituality, contemporary church issues and social justice. The mission of the series is to foster adult faith within the Gesu, Marquette and Milwaukee communities, by hosting notable speakers meant to foster informed dialogue and encourage reflection. The Cahill lecture is part of Marquette University’s Centennial Celebration of Women. In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program.
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