Anna Bonta Moreland Villanova University
cosponsored by the Theology and Religious Ethics Workshop
This lecture will address the potential changes in the Catholic Church’s approach to marriage and family life to result from the Extraordinary Synod on the Family convened by Pope Francis this month. It will examine what this synod reveals about the relationship between the doctrinal and the pastoral and the papacy and the episcopate.
Anna Bonta Moreland is Associate Professor of Humanities at Villanova University. She received her PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston College. Prof. Moreland is author of Known by Nature: Thomas Aquinas on Natural Knowledge of God and What’s Reason Got to Do with it? Contemporary Theologies of Religious Pluralism (forthcoming). She resides in Bryn Mawr, PA with her husband and four children.