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Priests for the 21st Century: Revisioning Priesthood for a New Day

February 9, 2023 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Moderator: Diane Vella, MA


Thomas Groome, PhD

Thomas Groome is Director of the Church in the 21st Century and professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College. Groome’s areas of expertise are Catholic and religious education, issues of the Catholic Church and society; religion and politics; the papacy; pastoral ministry, spiritual practices. His latest book, What Makes Education Catholic: Spiritual Foundations (Orbis 2021) adds to his extensive list of books and articles. A native of County Kildare, Ireland, Tom came to the US and completed an M.A. from Fordham University and a doctoral degree in religious education from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University.


Bishop John Stowe –Bio pending


Zeni Fox, PhD

Zeni Fox, is professor emerita of Pastoral Theology, Seton Hall University. Her research and numerous publications have focused primarily on the laity, lay ecclesial ministry, and the spirituality of lay leaders. Zeni is an internationally recognized expert on lay ecclesial ministry and for over 15 years she served as an advisor to the United States Bishops’ Committee on the Laity and Subcommittee on Lay Ministry.  Dr. Fox has also been involved in programs and initiatives aimed at strengthening parish life and is especially interested in exploring the collaboration of deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, priests and vowed religious in today’s Church. More recently, Zeni’s publications have focused on aspects of Catholic healthcare. Dr. Fox is the recipient of numerous awards, including two honorary doctorates.


Registration open December 15, 2022

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February 9, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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