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Leading Catholic social ethicist Fr. Bryan Massingale will visit John Carroll University on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room to speak on integrating faith and sexuality in the age of Pope Francis. 

Massingale is an author, consultant, and the James and Nancy Buckman Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University. His presentation is hosted by the Office of University Mission and Identity in order to facilitate a University-wide deepening of campus understanding of LGBTQ+ inclusion and sexual ethics in a way that is consistent with current Catholic doctrine. 

The speech will also help attendees gain an understanding of how to maintain the pastoral and welcoming stance of a University that welcomes students of all backgrounds, identities and faith communities.

The program is sponsored by The Office of University Mission & Identity; The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion; The Office of Campus Ministry; The Jack & Mary Breen Chair in Catholic Theology; The Institute for Catholic Studies; and The Department of Theology & Religious Studies.

Fr. Massingale also serves as the Senior Ethics Fellow in Fordham’s Center of Ethics Education. He is a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and a Doctor of Sacred Theology. Among Catholic theologians, Fr. Massingale is widely considered to be a leading voice on topics of race, sexuality and gender and is an expert in Catholic Moral Theology, Catholic Social Thought, African American Religious Ethics, Racial Justice, Liberation Theologies, Race and Sexuality. 

More information on the event can be found here.