Family and the New Evangelization Lecture, 2/4

by Dr. Stephen Loughlin | Jan 27, 2016

DeSales University Center

The Department of Philosophy and Theology at DeSales University will host a lecture titled “Family and the New Evangelization: Understanding the Synods in Light of the Ministry of Pope Francis” on Thursday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room at the DeSales University Center. 

Dr. John GrabowskiDr. John Grabowski (right), associate professor of Moral Theology at The Catholic University of America and member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will be the speaker.

Grabowski is widely published in the areas of moral theology, marriage, sexuality and bioethics. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as The Thomist, Studia Moralia, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly as well as popular journals such as America, Commonweal, The Living Light, and Share the Word.  His book, Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press in August 2003.  He also wrote the Foreword to the 1997 English edition of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

From 2005-2009 Grabowski served as a theological advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Marriage and Family. He also served as an expert auditor at the 2015 Synod on the Family. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009 where they serve as a member couple. He is also currently serving as a theological advisor to the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, and Youth.

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