We offer monthly small group film nights on hot social topics. Learn and engage in dialogue on controversial issues that require us to take a deep look at what is a compassionate response as people of faith. Popcorn, refreshments, and good conversation included! See you there!
Dialogue on Signs of the Times
One of the challenges from the Second Vatican Council was its summons to read the “signs of the times.” It was a call to reflect deeply on the events unfolding before our eyes and to respond to them out of mature faith and critical thinking. In our current cultural climate of highly polarizing sound bites and talking heads on our news channel of choice, finding respectful spaces where genuine conversation happens is difficult. In our community of St. Francis we aim to create a safe climate for learning about and discussing the signs of the times.
On Screen This Month
Blood Done Sign My Name, February 23rd, 7pm, Anthony Hall Room 403
Topic: Racism and Catholic Social Teaching
A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high-school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal.
The Stones Cry Out, March 23rd, 7pm, Anthony Hall Room 403
Topic: Middle East Peacemaking and Catholic Social Teaching
Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware Christians still live in the land. For more than 60 years the Palestinians, Christians and Muslims, have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression. The voices of Palestinian Christians have all too often been drowned out in the turmoil of events. This is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba of 1948 until today.