Series 4 – Our Mission of Leavening Humankind in Today’s World
March 1 @ 4:00 pm - April 5 @ 5:00 pm
(Time of webinar is based on Eastern Time Zone)
The presenter will again be theologian Joseph Torma, Ph.D. with Bob Bonnot serving as moderator of the sessions. These webinars are now designed to have Dr. Torma present two or three segments with group dialogues between each segment. Our prior 3 series have dealt with bishops, priests, and laity after first establishing the central summary document of Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes. Over the decades since the Council there has been a dramatic reduction of religious women in the United States (from 181,421 in 1965 to 39,452 in 2021) and of ordained men (58,632 priests in 1965 to 35,513 in 2020, a large number of whom are now retired). Given those statistics and the reorganization of the Vatican by establishing a new set of dicasteries, the two conciliar documents in this series will challenge our grasp of how they are being applied to the life of the Church in new ways — or need to be.
The series begins on March 1 and continues each succeeding week for 5 weeks; the time for each is 4PM (EST).