The family is the fundamental cell of society, so the importance of helping families to realize their vocations in Christ is of crucial importance not only for the Church, but also for humanity at large. On that note, this year’s LeBlond Lecture at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West features the Vice President of the USCCB and Cardinal Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Daniel DiNardo, speaking to the meaning of the family and appropriate pastoral care. His talk, “Accompanying the Family: Message from the Synods,” takes place at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 6 in the Athenaeum’s Bartlett Pastoral Center.
The LeBlond Lecture is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. All are welcome to attend. Additionally, the talk will be streamed live here on the St. James Project website.
As a reminder, the first, “Extraordinary” Synod took place October 5-19 of 2014 in Rome as bishops from all around the world gathered to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization. The second and final “Ordinary” Synod on the family took place from October 4-25, 2015 in Philadelphia. Cardinal DiNardo will be able to speak about both synods and their implications for us.
Please help spread the news about this blessed occasion to have Archbishop DiNardo be with us. We look forward to seeing you here!