The 14th Abdella Center for Ethics
lecture on November 10, 2016 brought an overflow audience to the Jay Theater. Boston College professor and theologian Dr. Groome's captivating presence and thoughtful explorations encouraged audience involvement and an engaging Q&A with students.
With the topic of this program as "handing on the faith," the professor dove into the importance of ethical formation in faith through the lens of the Catholic tradition. His engaging and humorous demeanor allowed the nearly 400 gathered in the standing-room-only audience to explore dialogues on their own faith traditions at various points in the evening.
"Families have to be intentional about sowing the seeds of faith," in practices large and small, according to Groome. And while there are many crucial aspects and traditions of that faith, he challenged the audience to discover the heart of their faith, embrace it, and convey it outward.
Students ended the program with thought-provoking questions. Freshman Komlavi Touglo
, sophomore Andrew Fraser
, junior Michael Baltas
, and junior Pedro Viana
covered everything from how technology impacts spiritual lives of families to bringing faith into election decisions to what Professor Groome sees as the future of the priesthood.