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St. Jerome's Lectures In Catholic Experience

  • St. Jerome's University 290 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G5 Canada (map)

Gender: But That Is What The Church Has Always Taught! by Myroslaw Tataryn

In June 2019 the Vatican released a statement on gender theory, “Male and Female He Created Them.” Responses to the document show that many Catholics still accept two myths about Church teaching on gender. The first is that it is unchanging, and the second is that it always comes from the top down. Yet, Pope Francis has also spoken of a need for both rethinking Church teaching and more dialogue. In this lecture, Dr. Tataryn shows that Church teaching, especially in the area of sexuality, is not static but has changed over the centuries. Moreover, he argues that the process should be more dialogical and less hierarchical.

Myroslaw Tataryn is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at St. Jerome’s University. A married Ukrainian Greco-Catholic priest, he served as SJU Vice President and Academic Dean at St. Jerome’s from 2005 to 2011. His most recent work, Discovering Trinity in Disability: A Theology for Embracing Difference, was co-authored with his wife Maria Truchan-Tataryn. He has authored books and papers in the history of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church in Canada and topics in Eastern Christian theology.

All lectures at St. Jerome’s University are provided on a complimentary basis. Please register in advance to assist with hospitality planning and to ensure that they can contact you in the event of an unexpected lecture cancellation. You will not be required to show your ticket at the door.

As usual, Words Worth will be on hand selling books.

Earlier Event: October 16
An Evening with Shilpi Somaya Gowda