The Rev. William Graham will lead a discussion on the topic, "Why should I be Catholic if I am divorced and remarried and the Church doesn't seem to want me?" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Somers Lounge.
He will give remarks and then invite discussion among attendees. The event is part of a lecture series offered through the Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies. It is called What Do Alienated Catholics Think About ...
The talk is free and open to the public, however reservations are recommended by contacting Barb LeGarde at (218) 733-2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum in Religion & Public Life has found that one out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. If they were in a separate denomination, they would be the third largest religious group in the USA after Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised as Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic. This lecture series explores questions that alienated Catholics may have inquired about.
Father Graham is professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies at St. Scholastica.The Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies explores the Catholic intellectual tradition with students and the larger community. For more information contact Graham at (218) 723-6699.