Recently, Archbishop Mitty’s Campus Ministry Department began its inaugural Adult Theology Series, which brings parents, alumni, and staff together to discuss faith.
The evening series gives parents and other adults in the community a preview of what Archbishop Mitty students learn in their religious studies classrooms. The sessions are facilitated by the school’s dynamic religious studies faculty. Following the first talk, held October 20, a second presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on February 9 in the Thomas Kinkade Center for the Arts.
Adults wishing to find fellowship with other Catholics can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks together before the presentations.
During the first talk, held last week, AMHS religious studies teacher Megan Walker explored social justice – one of Catholicism’s best kept secrets – and traced the concept from scripture to the present day. Along the way, Mrs. Walker weaved in the school’s mission statement, explaining how the call to social justice contributes to campus programs and culture.
“Catholic social teaching is the Church’s best kept secret in the sense that it speaks to all of humanity – Christians, non-Christians – because we’re all tied to the idea of human rights and treating others as we want to be treated,” said Director of Campus Ministry Tim Wesmiller.
The second talk, which will be held February 9, will feature AMHS Campus Ministry Associate Christina McDougall, who will take a deeper look at the creation stories in the Book of Genesis. Mrs. McDougall will highlight the importance of looking at historical and cultural context when interpreting the scripture.
“Often, our English translations of scripture do not do justice to the rich and poetic biblical texts, so examining the historical context and world view of the biblical authors helps us to delve deeper into the narrative,” explained Mrs. McDougall. “While the two creation accounts were penned by ancient authors, the major themes which emerge from the narratives speak to essence of the human condition.”
Adults interested in attending these talks can participate for free. For more information about the series, visit the school’s website: mitty.com/campus-ministry/adult-theology-series. For the latest campus news, follow the school on Twitter @AMHSmonarchs, Instagram @AMHSmonarchs, or Facebook at facebook.com/amhsmonarchs.