Newman Lecture Series - Divine Mercy University

2016-2017 Newman Lecture Series

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The Call and the Demands of the Spirit: The Concrete Realities of Couples, Marriage, and Family

In the recently issued Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis wrote: The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church. Countless studies have been made of marriage and the family, their current problems and challenges. We do well to focus on concrete realities, since “the call and the demands of the Spirit resound in the events of history”, and through these “the Church can also be guided to a more profound understanding of the inexhaustible mystery of marriage and the family”. [John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (22 November 1981), 4: AAS 74 (1982), 84,]

The ongoing study of couples, marriage, and family sheds light on the rich and necessary role that they play in human flourishing. This lecture series identifies the psychological, social, economic, and spiritual dimensions of the relationship between couples and family members and how they contribute to individuals, societies, and culture.  As an interdisciplinary conversation, the 2016-2017 Blessed Newman Lecture Series serves to further our appreciation and understanding of couples, marriage, and family.

The Newman Lectures feature speakers who are widely recognized for their contributions to the fields of psychology, moral and political philosophy, theology, and law. This lecture series is held under the sponsorship of Divine Mercy University, and seeks to promote an international conversation among various disciplines that treat the human person. Each lecture series is published with an eye toward building a body of learned discussion that is catholic, both in its breadth of research and in its dialogue with contemporary Catholic thought.

About the Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Series

The Newman Lectures feature speakers who are widely recognized for their contributions to the fields of psychology, moral and political philosophy, theology, and law. This lecture series is held under the sponsorship of Divine Mercy University and seeks to promote an international conversation among various disciplines that treat the human person. Each lecture series is published with an eye toward building a body of learned discussion that is catholic, both in its breadth of research and in its dialogue with contemporary Catholic thought.

The published volumes appear under the patronage of St. Catherine of Alexandria in order to demonstrate the conviction of those responsible for the Newman Lecture Series that the human person flourishes only when the Creator of heaven and earth is loved above all things.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, RSVP for the Lecture below

Location: Hilton Crystal City (Crystal Ballroom) 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

March 28th, 2017 “Put a Ring On It: Why Marriage Matters for Children and Communities” presented by W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D.
 April 20th, 2017 Dr. Joseph Atkinson

There is no charge to attend the Newman Lectures. Donations are however greatly appreciated. To make reservations, please RSVP below or call 703.416.1441 ext. 127.

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You’re Invited – Special After-Lecture Party
As an addition to our Newman Lectures this fall, there will be an “after-lecture party”, perfect for perspective students or for anyone who may be interested in learning more about the overall mission and vision of DMU. Guests can submit a special RSVP and then stay a little longer after the lecture to learn more about DMU.