The Sheen Center and Crossroads Cultural Center Presents:

The 2017 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture

Friday, October 13, 2017

Loreto Theater

Disarming Beauty

A lecture by Fr. Julián Carrón, on faith, truth, and freedom on the threshold of a new epoch.

Fr. Julián Carrón is Professor of Theology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy and President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, soul, mind and mentor of Crossroads, chaired its advisory board from its establishment in 2007 until he passed away on October 24, 2014. In order to honor his memory, to deepen his profound intuitions about the interaction of culture with religiosity and reason, and to follow his shining example of dialogue with people in various walks of life by meeting them at the level of human experience, Crossroads has established the Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture.  Its goal is to become an annual occasion and a meeting place, a crossroads, where we can develop an understanding of why culture matters and where it finds its origin.

The 2017 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture will be given by Fr. Julián Carrón.  Fr.  Carrón became the leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of the movement’s founder, Msgr. Luigi Giussani. Disarming Beauty is the English translation of an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays by one of the principal Catholic leaders and intellectuals in the world today. Adapted from talks given by Fr. Carrón, these essays have been thoroughly reworked by the author to offer an organic presentation of a decade-long journey. They present the content of his elaboration of the gospel message in light of the tradition of Fr. Giussani, the teachings of the popes, and the urgent needs of contemporary people.

Carrón offers a broad diagnosis of challenges in society and then introduces their implications in contexts such as families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his listeners, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic Church and the world. Throughout his essays, Carrón addresses the most pressing questions facing theologians today and provides insights that will interest everyone, from the most devout to the firm nonbeliever. Grappling with the interaction of Christian faith and modern culture, Carrón treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith, and he invites an ongoing conversation about the meaning of faith, truth, and freedom.

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Admission Free