UPDATE, 3/25/09: This lecture has been cancelled.
What exactly took place during the priesthood crisis of the 1960s?
Catholic University of America professor Leslie Woodcock Tentler,
Ph.D., will explore this question through her lecture, “The Crisis of
the Priesthood in the 1960s: What Happened and Why?” on Wednesday,
March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Another insightful part of Immaculate Conception
Seminary School of Theology's Archbishop Gerety Lecture Series, the
event will take place in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Immaculate
Conception Seminary, in Lewis Hall. All are welcome, and admission is
free. Call-in registration is strongly encouraged. Please contact
Kathleen Childers at (973) 761-9016, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentler is Ordinary Professor of History and Knights of Columbus
Scholar at the Catholic University of America. She specializes in the
history of religion in the United States, particularly American
Catholicism. Her most recent book is Catholics and Contraception: An
American History (Cornell, 2004). She is also the editor of The
Church Confronts Modernity: Catholicism Since 1950 in the United
States, Ireland, and Quebec (The Catholic University of America
Press, 2007). She is currently working on a history of the Catholic
diocesan priesthood in the United States.
The Archbishop Gerety Fund for Ecclesiastical History was established by the Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, to advance studies in ecclesiastical history, especially the history of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Among its various activities, the Fund sponsors lectures each year at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology.
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