St. Thomas lecture POSTPONED

Our St. Thomas lecture has been POSTPONED two weeks. We hope you will join us Thursday, March 21. All times remain the same.

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Celebration
Time/Location: March 21, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Mass in Chapel; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lecture, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, Madison Theatre, Public Square; 8:30 p.m., Wine and Cheese Social, Lobby, Public Square. Contact: Grace Cramsie, 516.678.5000 ext. 6195 or

Join us for a lecture with speaker, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, Distinguished Professor Theology, Fordham University: Christ and the Pelican Chick "Are not two sparrows sold for one cent? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your heavenly Father knowing it" (Matt 10:29). If God knows and cares about the death even of a sparrow, valued so cheaply in the human economy, what can we say about the suffering, death, and extinction of all living creatures in the course of evolution? This presentation will explore this question of the suffering in nature in three points:

  • The role death plays in evolution, symbolized in the plight of the pelican chick
  • The presence of God in the midst of this death, which is an implication of the cross of Jesus
  • The hope of redemption for the whole cosmos, pledged in the resurrection of Christ

The conclusion will raise the moral imperative for living ethically in an ecological world destined for future glory.