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A webinar focused on RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, and REFORM in the history of Catholic Church teachings and practices
It is crucial in turbulent times such as ours to be mindful of in the midst of the that surrounds us. These webinars will look at some of the ways in which Catholic Church teachings and practices throughout history have approached and right up to the present times.
This session will cover Church relations with enslaved and indigenous people from the Doctrine of Discovery to Vatican II reforms.
Bro. Micky McGrath an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, lives and works in Camden, NJ. He is an award winning artist, author, and speaker whose work celebrates the connections between art, beauty, and religious faith. No matter the subject or topic, Bro. Mickey’s work highlights themes of art for meditation; social justice and cultural diversity; and the healing power of beauty in all its forms.
Bro. Mickey currently holds the title of visiting artist at De Sales University in Center Valley, PA. In recent summers, he has taught graduate spirituality classes at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and Boston College. He is a Guild Master at the Grunewald Guild, an interfaith art community in Leavenworth, WA, where he has taught for thirty-three years.
In the last several years, Bro. Mickey has had solo exhibits at Villanova University (2018); The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City, and Cabrini University in Radnor, PA (both in 2020.)
Bro. Mickey is a popular presenter at conferences and retreats throughout the US and Canada where he shares his colorful interpretations of Gospel stories and the lives of saints and prophets from across the ages.
Susan Kay holds the M.Ed. in Religious Education from Boston College, and for more than 25 years she has served the Archdiocese of Boston as an ecclesial minister. Her roles ranged from parish catechist and DRE to Archdiocesan Assistant Director of Religious Education-Director of Catechetical Ministry and Assistant for Ministry to Regional Bishop John McNamara. An adjunct professor in religious education for the Master’s in Ministry program of St. John’s Seminary, Boston, Susan also serves on various Archdiocesan interreligious and ecumenical initiatives. A religion consultant for William H. Sadlier Publishers, she has advised on the writing and editing of several books, and she has written for national publications. Susan has been named a National Catholic Education Association Catechetical Scholar.
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