Peter Steinfels to Address the Faith in the 21st Century

Dr. Peter SteinfelsMemphis – Dr. Peter Steinfels, Director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, will present a lecture entitled “The Future of Catholic Faith: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century” on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. in University Theater at Christian Brothers University (CBU).

Steinfels will address the future of the Catholic Church in the coming decades. Within the lecture, he will venture into clearing up common misperceptions of the Church and how we can reconcile such concepts as the recognition of human and divine mystery of Jesus. Another focus of the lecture will be on practical, pastoral realities. Steinfels will pose a number of questions for attendees to ponder even after the close of the lecture.

Steinfels is the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America. He is the former senior religion correspondent of The New York Times, where he continues to write a biweekly column on religion and ethics. With his wife, Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, he now directs the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture. He has served as an editor of Commonweal magazine, the independent journal published by Catholic lay people, and The Hastings Center Report, the leading journal of medical and scientific ethics. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University, Notre Dame, and the University of Dayton.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Paul Haught at (901) 321-3579 or phaught@cbu.edu. ###

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