The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century
The series honors the Most Reverend John McCarthy, who led the Diocese of Austin from 1985 to 2001, and underscores the university’s commitment to its Catholic roots and Holy Cross heritage. Held on campus through the School of Arts and Humanities, the McCarthy Lecture Series brings Catholic religious and lay experts from around the country to discuss issues facing the Catholic Church in the 21st century. The lectures are free and open to the public.
On Thursday, April 9, 2021, St. Edward's University welcomed Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Bishop Fabre is the lead author of the "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love," the U.S. bishops' 2018 pastoral letter on racism. Bishop Fabre delivered the Most Rev. John McCarthy Lecture, titled "Equal to Us:" The Church’s Response to Racism. In his lecture, the Bishop spoke to the current challenges presented by racism in light of the tragic events that have taken place over the past year, in Minneapolis and elsewhere.
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