“Where Charity and Law Prevail: Do Catholics Have Rights in the Church?”
September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Priests are accused of wrongful conduct. Lay faithful fed up with clergy who don’t listen to their concerns. Religious sisters were threatened with the closure of their convents. Political leaders thumbing their noses at the Church’s teachings. Difficult and painful situations, no doubt. But we’ve seen it all before. Since the earliest days of Christianity, conflicts and controversies have been a part of the Church’s life. Over time, a body of law known as canon law developed to help resolve some of these problems and scandals. What, if any, role can the law of the Church play in today’s crises?
Michael J. Mazza, J.D., J.C.D., a civil and canon lawyer and Milwaukee native, will address these and similar topics. Don’t miss this opportunity – be sure to come with your questions!
Program time is 6:30PM (after 5:45 PM Mass at St. Therese), with a hot beef dinner.