Fr. Michael Crosby, O.F.M. Cap

The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture presents

Fr. Michael Crosby, O.F.M. Cap.

"A Kairos Moment for the Catholic Church"

Wednesday, April 9, 2003
West Room, Serra Hall
7:00 p.m.
In 1985, in a turning-point document on apartheid, South African religious leaders said the society was at a kairos time - 'a moment that demanded conversion from the usual
way of doing business into a whole new way of life.'

In his lecture, Michael Crosby will argue that the hierarchical Catholic Church now faces its own kairos. We will never be able to move beyond the conflicts between clerics and lay people, women and men, gays and straights, until we have a structural reordering of the core relationships that give one of the entities in the relationship absolute/virtual power over the other.

This lecture is sponsored by Upstate New York Call to Action. Co-sponsored by the
Foundations Sequence and the Niebuhr Institute.