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Laity and the Governance of the Church: Legitimate Expectations

Michael Buckley, S.J., Michael Himes, John Beal, Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM

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Format: Panel Discussion

Length: 82 minutes

A panel discussion examining historical precedent for, and doctrinal and canonical justification of, participation of the laity in the governance of the Catholic Church. Boston College Theology Professor Michael Buckley, SJ, discusses the first thousand years of the history of the Church. Theology professor Fr. Michael Himes discusses the 19th century. John Beal of the Catholic University of America reviews the Code of Canon Law. Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, professor of theology and director of the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, discusses the Second Vatican Council. The discussion is moderated by Nicholas Lash, Cambridge University, and visiting professor of theology at Boston College.

Presenter(s): Michael Buckley, S.J., Michael Himes, John Beal, Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM

Date: September 30, 2002

Location: Gasson Hall 305, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Boston College Theology Department; The Church in the 21st Century Initiative

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/legitimate/

The information on this page is accurate as of September 2002