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New lecture series explores relationship on church and society

Todd SalzmanCreighton University theology professor Todd Salzman is partnering with St. Pius X Catholic Church for a new lecture series “Theology Matters: A Conversation About…” that will address the relationship between theology and societal issues.

“It is an opportunity for dialogue between the local church and Creighton University to build communion and share knowledge, insight and wisdom from a variety of perspectives on complex theological and ethical issues,” Salzman said.

The series kicks off Aug. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish Center with “Theology Matters: Conversations about Immigrants and Refugees: Church Teaching and a Faithful Response” presented by theology professor Tom Kelly.

On Oct. 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish Center, Julia Fleming, chair of the Department of Theology, will present “Theology Matters: A Conversation about Church Teaching on Capital Punishment.”

The lecture series is sponsored by Salzman, the holder of the Amelia and Emil Graff Chair of Catholic Theology and St. Pius X Church. Two additional lectures will be held in the spring, on climate change by John O’Keefe, professor of theology and Amoris Laetita by Salzman and Michael Lawler, Amelia and Emil Graff Professor Emeritus of Catholic Theology.

Each lecture is free and open to the public at St. Pius X Parish Center at 6905 Blondo St. in Omaha.

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