The Boisi Center congratulates our very own undergraduate research assistant Jorge Mejía on being awarded the 2018 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. The scholarship covers 75 percent of senior-year tuition, and is awarded annually to a BC junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the Hispanic/Latino community and Hispanic/Latino issues both on and off campus. Jorge is an exceptional student, worker and advocate, and could not be more deserving of this prestigious award.
Our spring 2018 Newsletter is available online.
An article recently written by the Los Angeles Times highlights Pope Francis' fifth visit to Latin America in January 2018 and his attempt to "recapture the soul of the Roman Catholic church." While the Church has been a traditionally powerful force in the region, it has been at the center of controvery over allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct. The Pontiff's anticipated visit was met with protests and reports of church attacks in the Chilean capital of Santiago. On April 26, the Boisi Center will host a panel with four distuingished guests to examine the Pope's first five years in the Vatican.
Fall 2018 Events
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
A Film by Wim Wenders
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Mary Ann Hinsdale, Boston College
Teresa O'Keefe, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
5 - 7:30pm • Higgins 300
Kristin Heyer, Boston College
Dan Kanstroom, Boston College Law School
Hosffman Ospino, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Peter Skerry, Boston College
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6-7:30pm • McGuinn 121
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, October 11, 2018
4pm • Location TBA
Co-sponsored with the Catholic Studies Program.
Gentrification in an Urban Church:
Reproducing Segregation in a Neighborhood Institution
Erick Berrelleza, S.J., Boston University
Monday, October 15, 2018
12:00 - 1:15pm • Boisi Center
RSVP required. Click here to register.
What Does it Mean to be Jewish in the Age of Trump?
Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
Ruth Langer, Boston College
Mark Silk, Trinity College
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
5:30-7pm • Higgins 310
Natural Law or Natural Laws?
Panel Discussion of The Structure of Theological Revolutions by Mark Massa, S.J.
Author Meets His Critics Book Panel
The Boston College Bookstore will be on hand to help Professor Massa sign copies of his book.
Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
James Keenan, S.J., Boston College
Mark Massa, S.J., Boston College
Richard Gaillardetz, Boston College
Monday, November 5, 2018
5:30-7pm • Stokes S195
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