As part of the special events lineup for fall 2011, Professor Joseph Schner, S.J. will speak on "Why Human Development Is Crucial in Priestly Formation: Some Reflections on the John Jay College Research Report" The recent John Jay College Research Report found that the majority of cases of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in the United States was perpetrated by ordained ministers who had been formed prior to Vatican II. The report credits the change after the Council to the emphasis that it placed on the human development of seminarians. Why was and is such attention to psychological and social growth so crucial? This talk looks at some possible answers.
This lecture will be of interest to anyone involved in priestly or religious formation and others concerned about supporting quality leadership in the church.
The lecture will be held in classroom C, Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street West, on Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 pm.
Please pre-register for this event, by clicking here. This is a free event. Donations accepted at the door with gratitude to help defray costs.