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“The Challenge of Clericalism” – With guest speaker Dr. Phil Johnston
November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On August 20, 2018, Pope Francis addressed a letter to the Universal Church. In it, he grieves for all those who are victims of clerical sexual abuse. He cites as one of the major contributing factors what he calls “Clericalism.” Dr. Phil Johnston will discuss the origins and characteristics of Clericalism and what actions the church must now take to reclaim its mission to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ. As Catholics, we all have a stake in this crisis.
“Clericalism, whether fostered by priests themselves or by lay persons, leads to an excision in the ecclesial body that supports and helps to perpetuate many of the evils
that we are condemning today.” – Pope Francis