Toward on Ordained Ministry for the 21st Century

An open, honest and respectful dialogue concerning the shape and character of the future of ordained ministry in the Catholic Church
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* Roger Haight SJ
* Jamie Manson
* Ordained Ministry

* Religion

* Morristown - New Jersey - US

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Jan. 4, 2018 - PRLog -- From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 (Snow date: February 3, 2018 ) at  St. Francis Residential Community, 122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville NJ, 07834,Voice of the Faithful New Jersey will present a panel discussion, Toward on Ordained Ministry for the 21st Century--"An open, honest and respectful dialogue concerning the shape and character of the future of ordained ministry in the Catholic Church."

This is a topic which must be addressed in light of the serious questions about the priest shortage, ordination of women, married clergy, etc., and these diverse, knowledgeable panel members are uniquely competent to address the issues.

It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the various options and approaches and to enable people to formulate their own actions plans.


Paul Bumbar,  Author of "A House Divided, The Easter Churches - Catholic and Orthodox" in the International Handbook of Inter-Religious Education: Topic Focus on the Married Priest: The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church  (UGCC) within the larger Roman Catholic Communion of Churches

Roger Haight, Jesuit theologian; Scholar in Residence, Union Theological Seminary; former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America: Topic: Catholic Priesthood in an Ecumenical Setting

Jamie Manson,  Books' editor, National Catholic Reporter; columnist, Grace on the Margins; women's activist; awarded Theresa Kane Award for Women of Courage and Vision Topic: Married Priests:  A Giant Step Backward for Women Called to Ordination?

Richard Rento,  Retired pastor and educator, author of  It's Not Necessarily So: A Senior Priest Separates Faith from Fiction and Makes Sense of Belief  Topic: An Updated Priesthood for a Renewed Church

All are welcome! For more information and to register please visit and click on the Panel Discussion in the slider. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 19, 2018 which is imperative due to limited space.

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