Tuesday, April 20th at 7pm ET
No cost to attend. Register below.
Christian doctrine on human dignity has always affirmed the goodness of the body and the fittingness of our vulnerability in the good order of God’s creation. To paraphrase Saint Thomas Aquinas, as incarnate intellectual creatures formed in the image and toward the likeness of a triune God, those gifts are among the natural goods that predicate our greatest good and final perfection.
In this lecture, Dr. Miguel J. Romero (Salve Regina University) asks what difference it would make if those doctrinal claims were treated as integral to the work of Catholic moral theology. Drawing upon the anthropological and moral outlook of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Romero proposes that the breadth and depth of this challenge is struck in high relief when we consider how the topic of “disability” is conceived and navigated, engaged and avoided, in contemporary Catholic systematic, moral, and ethical discourse.
Special attention will be given to concerns and priorities expressed in the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities and the USCCB Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities.
This event is cosponsored with the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America.