Sep 01, 2020 Sep 01, 2020
07:30PM 09:00PM Empowered by the Spirit: Department / Organization: Aquinas CenterCost: FreeTitle: Empowered by the Spirit: Sketching Next Steps in Church Renewal, Lay Leadership, and the Rejection of ClericalismSpeaker: Dan Horan, OFMRegistration & Webinar Link:… Event Description: Since at least the Second Vatican Council’s promulgation of Lumen Gentium—the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church—there has been a great deal of talk about the universal call to holiness shared by all the baptized. In the wake of revelations of horrendous sexual abuse by clergy and its cover-up by church leaders, we have witnessed and participated in revitalized discussions about the role of the laity in church leadership and governance, as well as the problematic culture of clericalism. However, despite the insightful, passionate, and informed conversations on this important topic, which has rightly galvanized a strong desire for positive change, few have considered some of the key theological underpinnings that support increased attention to themes like the sensus fidelium (“sense of the faithful”) or need for greater lay participation in church leadership.This lecture will invite us to consider the all-too-often overlooked role of the Holy Spirit in the church and world, which is the source of our universal call to holiness, joins us to one another in baptism, and is the animating presence of the divine within and among us. We will explore the significance of a renewed pneumatology for the church in an age marked by the traumas of clergy abuse and the coronavirus pandemic, outlining the ways such a theology and spirituality can empower all the faithful to claim their gifts to the church.Speaker Biography: Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is the Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he teaches systematic theology and spirituality, a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, and the author of twelve books including Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (Orbis Books, 2019), which received the 2020 First Place Award for Theology Book from the Association of Catholic Publishers. Fr. Daniel regularly lectures around the United States and abroad; serves on a number of university, academic, and publication editorial boards, including the St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees, the Franciscan School of Theology Board of Regents, and the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society. He is co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.This lecture is a continuation of the What's Next Series exploring the role of laity in the Catholic Church. + Webinar Event Campus Events
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