Archive for February, 2011
Bishop Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, responded to Dr. Enright’s presentation at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on his blog by saying, “Dr. Enright is right on target; his wording is more pragmatic than theological but two millennia before Dr. Enright, Jesus not only taught forgiveness but forgiveness without limit, not seven times but seventy times seven.” Read the full posting.
Dr. Robert Enright delivered a Feb. 28 lecture at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on his vision of “The Church as Forgiving Community.” Read the article from The Christian Century that was also published in The Huffington Post. Watch a video summary of Dr. Enright’s presentation at romereports.com.
The course, “Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace-Building,” was offered this past fall and taught simultaneously at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and St. Mary’s University College (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Instructors and students in each classroom explored the subject across multiple disciplines, with St. Ambrose delving into the theology of forgiveness, UW-M examining its psychological implications, and St. Mary’s focusing on the role education can play in building a culture of forgiveness. Over the course of the semester, the students in all three classrooms came together via Facebook to discuss their thoughts and observations. Read the article from the St. Ambrose magazine Scene.