On 10 October 2022 10am AEDT the ACU Centre for Liturgy will be delighted to host Professor Julie Hanlon Rubio (Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University USA) for a public lecture on this important topic.
Marriage rates are falling, fewer couples are marrying in churches, many more people agree that marriage is becoming obsolete. Catholic teaching on lifelong sacramental marriage seems a relic from another time. A Catholic understanding of marriage is distinct. It asks couples for depth of intimacy, fruitfulness, and contribution to the common good, and insists on the presence of grace in this most ordinary of human relationships. It pushes against a private view of marriage, calling family a "school of deeper humanity" and the "first cell of society." How might this demanding vision still resonate? Could Pope Francis's efforts to welcome and affirm a diversity of families make room for more Catholics to see sacramental marriage as something they can strive for? How can Catholic institutions both uphold this vision and support the diversity of families they serve?
10 October 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
online via Zoom
$10 standard entry $5 student/pensioner concession $40 groups of five or more