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“The Francis Moment” brings Richard Gaillardetz back to Toledo for lecture at Lourdes

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Prof. Richard Gaillardetz previously taught at the University of Toledo from 2001 to 2011. This file photo is from 2011 at his office in UT.

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The second annual Karl Rahner Lecture features Richard Gaillardetz, who will present “The Francis Moment: A New Kairos for Catholic Ecclesiology” on June 16.

Mr. Gaillardetz previously taught at the University of Toledo from 2001 to 2011 as the Thomas and Margaret Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies. He now is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and the director of Graduate Studies.

Mr. Gaillardetz also taught at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Theology in Houston from 1991 to 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in biblical theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Notre Dame in systematic theology.

He has published numerous articles and has authored 8 books and edited 2 others.

The event will be held in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and may be purchased at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org or by calling 419-824-3515.

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