Harvard University scholar Jacqueline C. Rivers spoke to seminarians, priests and lay people gathered May 15 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for the annual Concursus ceremony in which administrators conferred academic degrees from the seminary. Rivers, who accepted an honorary doctoral degree, challenged her audience which included future leaders in the church to be spiritual leaders, to resist the culture of materialism, to help change structures of injustice and inequality in society and to have a “commitment to integrity” regarding their personal relationships and conduct. Archbishop Charles Chaput led the conferral of degrees, and told the graduates to model St. John Vianney and “remain humble and simple. The more you are so, the more good you will do.” (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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