The Pain and Privilege: Reflections on the Crisis in the Priesthood in the Light of the Decree of Priestly Formation
John Carroll University Professor of Religious Studies Donald Cozzens examines the Decree of Priestly Formation, discusses the dramatic drop in seminarians, and explores the challenges facing the Church in educating and forming priests. Cozzens is a priest of the diocese of Cleveland and past president, rector, and professor of pastoral theology at St. Mary's Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Ohio. He is the author of many books including The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest, The Changing Face of the Priesthood, and Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church.
The program is introduced by Mary Ann Hinsdale, director, Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry.
Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Date: March 12, 2003
Location: Cushing Hall 101, Boston College