A lecture by Prof. Paul Gondreau (Providence College).
The event is free and open to the public.
We live in a culture that tends to look negatively at organized religion in general, and especially at the Catholic Church. Many think that it is sufficient to relate to God or to a divinity as one sees fit, and usually in rather private and personal terms, particularly when human corruption in a religious institution like the Catholic Church has been exposed for the whole world to see. This lecture will explore how "organized religion" remains yet in fundamental accord with our humanity and is expressive of a deep human need, and how the Catholic Church is God's answer to that need. Come see how the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas helps us to appreciate the beauty and splendor of the Catholic Church, without at the same time turning a blind eye to human shortcoming in the Church.