Church Today: Responding to the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church, 3/20

Saturday, March 20

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

 

 

Scholars of law, theology and philosophy will come together for a day-long conference to explore issues surrounding the modern Catholic Church today in wake of the sexual abuse crisis. Sponsored by the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy and the Villanova University Department of Philosophy, the conference will feature 29 sessions with subject matter experts and religious leaders.

Throughout the day the sessions will look at the following overarching themes: Law and Reform; Understanding Sexual Abuse; Church, Liturgy and the Universities; Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Morality; Lay Ministry; Management and Leadership; and the Future of the Church.

Other sponsors include the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Task Force on the Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Please note registration is required. Attendees will receive an email from Eventbrite with the Zoom link on the day of the event.

 

Agenda

Subject to change

10:00 a.m.: Criminal and Civil Processes in Sex Abuse Cases and the Impact of Trauma

Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., Director, Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

11:00 a.m.: Statute of Limitations

Michael P. Moreland, PhD, JD, University Professor of Law and Religion and Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Reforms

John P. Delaney, Jr., Esq., Director of Investigations, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

 

2:00 p.m.: Canon Law and Civil Law Concepts in Sexual Abuse of Minor Cases

Patricia M. Dugan, Esq.,  Catholic Canon Lawyer & PA Civil Attorney

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine

10:00 a.m.: Catholic Church Sex Abuse Crisis in Great Britain

Mary Catherine O’Reilly-Gindhart, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Glasgow and Faculty Me, Cabrini University

 

11:00 a.m.: Best Practices in Investigations

Christine M. Wechsler, JD, Shareholder, Elliott Greenleaf

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Restorative Justice

John W. Bailie, PhD, President & Associate Professor, International Institute for Restorative Practices

 

2:00 p.m.: Helping Children & Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse

Janette E. Herbers, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine

10:00 a.m.: A Brief History of Sex Abuse in the Church

Massimo Faggioli, PhD, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

11:00 a.m.: Seminary Formation

Fr. David Cregan, OSA, PhDAssociate Professor of Theatre, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Liturgical Abuse?

Timothy Brunk, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

2:00 p.m.: What Can Catholic Universities Do?

Mark Graham, PhD, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics & Director of the Undergraduate Program, Villanova University Department of Theology & Religious Studies

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine

10:00 a.m.: Freeing Celibacy

Fr. Kevin M. DePrinzio, OSA, PhDVice President for Mission & Ministry, Villanova University Sr. Celia Ashton, Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore

 

11:00 a.m.: Social Morality in the Wake of the Sex Abuse Crisis

Sally J. Scholz, PhDProfessor and Philosophy Department Chair, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Beloved, Let Us Love One Another

Stephen Napier, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

 

2:00 p.m.: Global Concerns

Anna Bonta Moreland, PhD, Associate Professor of Humanities, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine

10:00 a.m.: How to Get the Most out of the Liturgy in the Midst of Distraction

Jonathan Jerome '17 MADirector, National Shrine of Saint Rita Cascia

 

11:00 a.m.: Lay Women Leaders

Joanna Bowen ’07 BA, ’10 MS, Director, Augustinian Volunteers

Kate Giancatarino, MA, MSWDirector, Center for Service & Social Justice, Villanova University

Sherine Green, Director of Youth Faith Formation, Christ Our Light

Danielle Ross, Assistant Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership, Villanova University

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Continuing the Charism: Lay Leadership in Institutions Founded by Religious Orders

Julia Tully, Director of Campus Ministry, The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

 

2:00 p.m.: A Lay Leadership Model: St. Thomas of Villanova

Mia (Maureen) Holman, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner of Internal Medicine, Penn Medicine

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine

10:00 a.m.: Rebuilding Community Trust

Catherine E. Wilson, PhDChair, Department of Public Administration and Associate Professor, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

11:00 a.m.: The Challenges to Global Solidarity and Human Development

Dan GriffinDirector, Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Diocesan Bankruptcy: Why it May be the Best Path Forward

Matthew F. Manion, Faculty Director of the Center for Church Management and Professor of Practice, Villanova University School of Business

 

2:00 p.m.: Church and Civil Society 

Steven F. McGuire, PhDDirector, Matthew J. Ryan Center and Assistant Teaching Professor, Villanova University

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine

10:00 a.m.: Pope Francis: Reforming the Church

Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA Professor of Theology and Member of the Augustinian Institute, Villanova University College of Liberal Art and Sciences

 

11:00 a.m.: Ordinary Love (An Augustine-Oriented Reflection)

James Wetzel, PhDDirector of the Augustinian Institute, Augustinian Endowed Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 p.m.: Married Priests

Mark Doorley, PhDDirector of the Ethics Program, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

2:00 p.m.: Ordination of Women

Kathleen Grimes, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

3:00 p.m.: Pastoral Care for Traumatized People

Teresa Pitt Green, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry and Co-Founder of The Healing Voices Magazine