The Renewal of Religious Life & Mission Activity

We continue our Vatican II webinar series regarding “Our Mission of Leavening Humankind in Today’s World”. This series will address two documents of the Council, The Renewal of Religious Life (Perfectae Caritatis) and Mission Activity (Ad Gentes). This series will consist of 5 one-hour sessions followed with continuing dialogue by those interested: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, all at 4-5pm ET.

The presenter will again be theologian Joseph Torma, Ph.D. with Bob Bonnot serving as moderator. Dr. Torma will present 2-3 segments with group dialogues between each segment. 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.

Session 1

Pursuing Perfect Charity, Part 1

Recorded on March 1, 2023

Session 2

Pursuing Perfect Charity, Part 2

Recorded on March 8, 2023

Session 3

Ad Gentes, Part 1

Recorded on March 15, 2023

Session 4

Ad Gentes, Part 2

Recorded on March 22, 2023

Session 5

Ad Gentes, Part 3

Recorded on March 29, 2023

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