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