2019 Symposium: Topic
Man and Woman in Dialogue
on Identity, Complementarity, and Mission
June 26-27, 2019
The symposium will begin with a short reflection on the crisis of masculinity (fatherhood) and femininity (motherhood) which affects the culture and the Church in profound ways. We will work from the ground up, so to speak, covering the physical and psychological differences between men and women, then complementarity, and follow with a deeper look at Christian anthropology and specific aspects of femininity and masculinity. The final segment will look at specific challenges the Church is facing related to problems of masculinity and femininity, including homosexuality and the abuse crisis (a crisis of fatherhood) and ecclesiology (particularly the relationship between the clergy and the laity).