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Laudato Si’ – On Care For our Common Home

February 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Friday, Feb. 12, from either 1 to 2:30pm or 7 to 8:30pm (same presentation given twice) in the Social Hall of St. Eugene for an overview of Pope Francis’ papal encyclical, Laudato Si’ – On Care For Our Common Home. Speaker, Dr. Catherine Wright, will discuss why Pope Francis wrote this encyclical and the idea that faith and science need to be in dialog. The purpose is to give participants an overview of the letter, to discuss how this document is a part of Catholic Social Teaching, and that we are the who that the letter is inviting to ecological conversion. Come learn what all the fuss and excitement is about. There will be a question/answer period following the presentation. For more information, please contact Cynthia Gibbs at 828-684-3555 or cynthia@gibbsco.com.


Catherine Wright, Ph.D., received her B.Sc. in Zoology and B.Ed. from the University of Toronto and her doctorate from Regis College (Toronto School of Theology). During her doctoral program, she was a contributor to and participant in the Elliot Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology. Her areas of specialization include eco-theology, contemporary Christian ethics, eco-spirituality and human suffering. She also taught graduate level courses for Catholic teachers in moral theology, sacraments and prayer, and eco-spirituality. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Wingate University.


February 12, 2016
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm