Approximately 240 people came to hear the lecture of noted Catholic speaker Helen Alvare May 14 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Alvare’s talk, “Women’s Freedom and Religious Freedom: Collaboration or Clash?” was followed by a question and answer session with the audience, which included Archbishop Charles Chaput.
The lecture was part of the archbishop’s Year of Faith Lecture Series. Future lectures include:
— Sept. 12: Notre Dame University professor Brad Gregory will tackle the tensions between science, Catholicism and modern atheism;
— Sept. 19: New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will address the failures of institutionalized religions in America;
— Oct. 1: Archbishop Chaput will cap the Year of Faith series with his talk on the call to conversion and the New Evangelization.
Registration for the lecture series is online at the website of the archdiocesan Office for Life, Family and Laity, which sponsors the series.
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