Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Join us for Theology in the City in Los Angeles

"Pope Francis, the Synod on the Family and the Many Winds of Change"

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Mass at noon, Lecture and Discussion at 1:00 p.m., Reception at 2:00 p.m.
Country Club, 301 North Rossmore Avenue, Los Angeles

Pope FrancisIn calling the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis once again signaled his desire to engage in open and wide-ranging dialogue on matters of vital importance to the Catholic faithful and all people of good will. His emphasis on “the culture of encounter” and on the key virtue of mercy have inspired millions to renew their faith. But the first Jesuit pope’s bold leadership has also sparked certain criticism regarding the pace of change and the specter of divisiveness. Fathers Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J. and Thomas Massaro, S.J. will address the Synod on the Family, the social teachings of Francis and the prospects for substantive church reform in the unfolding papacy of Francis.

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