Priesthood, Consecration, Marriage: Is Love Possible?
November 3, 2018
(9:00am - 3:30pm)
Keane Auditorium, McGivney Hall
The Pontifical John Paul II Institute invites you to a symposium on November 3, 2018: "Priesthood, Consecration, Marriage: Is Love Possible?"
In many respects, the Church and her members are now at a point of crisis. Yet, “crisis” (krisis) in its original meaning is a decisive “turning point” as well as a moment of clarification. It implies both the suffering and travail of the moment and the promise of a new birth. Both in the culture and in the Church, the point on which this moment of crisis turns is at least in part forgetfulness of the created structure of the person, man and woman, in God’s love, the nature of God’s call, and the modes of its realization in the vowed states of life—priesthood, consecration, marriage. What are the sources of our current disenchantment with these states of Christian life? Can we still live the priesthood, consecrated virginity, and marriage in fidelity and truthfulness? Can we somehow rediscover their roots in love? What might allow us to suffer through the travail that always precedes fruitfulness?
Video recordings from this event can be found here.
The Challenge of Fatherhood: Priesthood Revisited
Consecrated Love for the Life of the World
As Christ Loved the Church