The Role of the Laity in the Reform of the Church: A Modest but Urgent Proposal

Date(s) - May 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wesbrook Building (UBC)

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Join Dr. Michael Higgins and panelists Sr. Sue Mosteller, Dr. Angus Reid, and Fr. Ronald Rolheiser for an evening of dialogue on how the laity can shape church leadership.

John Henry Cardinal Newman provides a marvelous foundation for considering and valuing the role of the laity in the life—and yes, teachings—of the church. How do we use some of Newman’s insights for our modern predicament? How do we move forward as a church ever reforming? Dr. Michael Higgins will explore one vital direction whereby the laity can influence and shape credible and meaningful spiritual leadership for our time.


Dr. Michael Higgins – Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University


Sr. Sue Mosteller – Leader of the International Federation of L’Arche and a Sister of St. Joseph

Dr. Angus Reid – Canada’s best-known and longest practicing pollster and Chairman of the Angus Reid Institute

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser – Internationally renowned speaker, spiritual writer and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Dr. Lynda Robitaille – Canon lawyer and Dean of Theology at St. Mark’s College


Please contact [email protected] or 604.822.4483 Ext. 111

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