The Aquinas Lecture Series at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel is pleased to present Does Catholic Teaching Change?
What the History of Ethical Reflection About Slavery Teaches Us About Tradition, Racism, and the Church’s Future
Kathleen Grimes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics
Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
Aquinas Student Center
46 North Eagleville Road, Storrs/UConn
How can the church’s historical treatment of slavery, a practice it once endorsed in certain circumstances but now prohibits in all, help us reconcile the apparent contradiction between practicing an ancient faith and living in the modern world? This raises particular questions for Catholics, who belong to a church that aims to preserve a two-thousand-year-old tradition. It also, Dr. Grimes suggests, gives reasons to hope in the church’s future.
Dr. Katie Grimes teaches theology at Villanova University and is the author of Fugitive Saints: Catholicism and the Politics of Slavery and Christ Divided: Antiblackness as Corporate Vice. She hails from Marion, Ohio, and is a huge basketball fan.
Light refreshments and a question-answer session will follow the talk. Please join us!