webinar register page

Webinar banner
Webinar: "For a synodal Church" What is Pope Francis inviting us all to do? ||| “Por una Iglesia sinodal” - ¿A qué nos invita el Papa Francisco?
And how can we participate, animate, and serve the listening and discernment process?
A panel of theologians will speak from their experience and expertise.
The panel includes two members appointed to the Synod Commission on Theology (Prof. Rafael Luciani and Prof. Kristin Colberg) and Prof Hosffman Ospino who has been integral to the V Encuentro and encouraging synodal, listening, participatory processes in the US Church.

Nov 4, 2021 07:00 – 08:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Interpretation in Spanish will be available.

¿Y cómo podemos participar, animar y servir al proceso de escucha y discernimiento?
Un panel de teólogos hablará desde sus experiencias y conocimientos.
El panel incluye a dos miembros designados para la Comisión de Teología del Sínodo (el profesor Rafael Luciani y la profesora Kristin Colberg) y el profesor Hosffman Ospino, que ha sido parte integrante del V Encuentro y ha fomentado los procesos sinodales, de escucha y de participación en la Iglesia estadounidense.
4 de noviembre de 2021 07:00 - 08:30 PM en hora del Este (EE.UU. y Canadá)
Habrá interpretación al español

Nov 4, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

* Required information


Kristen Colberg, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology @St. John's School of Theology and Seminar
Kristin discovered her love of theology as an undergraduate at Notre Dame. After graduation she spent two years in Belize City, Belize as a part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps before pursuing a Master's of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. Her doctoral work focused on systematic theology with an emphasis in ecclesiology; her dissertation examined the relationship between Vatican I and Vatican II. Kristin's theological work is rooted in a desire to demonstrate the church's ability to speak meaningfully in the modern context. She is the author of one book, one edited volume and numerous scholarly articles on Vatican II, ecumenism and major developments in Catholic thought. She is a member of the official Reformed-Catholic dialogue in the United States. She was recently appointed to the Theological Commission of the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops.
Rafael Luciani, S.T.D.
Associate Professor of the Practice Professor Extraordinarius @Boston College STM and the Catholic University Andrés Bello in Venezuela
Rafael Luciani is a Lay Venezuelan theologian, appointed as Expert of the Theological Commission of the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops. Also, Expert of CELAM (Latin American Bishops Council) and Member of the Theological Advisory Team of the Presidency of CLAR (Latin American Confederation of Religious man and women). He holds degrees of Doctor in Theology and Licenciate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome; Baccalaureatum in Philosophy and Baccalaureatum in Theology from the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome; and Licenciate in Education (with mention in Philosophy) earned from the Jesuit`s Catholic University Andrés Bello in Caracas. He has been Director of the School of Theology at the Catholic University Andrés Bello in Venezuela. He is Full Professor at that same University and Professor Extraordinarius at the Ecclesiastical Faculty of the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, MA.
Hosffman Ospino, PhD
Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education Chair, Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry @Boston College - School of Theology and Ministry
Dr. Hosffman Ospino is a native of Colombia where he pursued undergraduate studies in Philosophy. He holds an M.A. in theology with concentration in Church History and a Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College. His research explores the dialogue between faith and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He has served as the principal investigator for several nationally recognized studies on how the Hispanic Catholic presence is transforming parishes, schools and organizations. He has authored and edited more than a dozen books. He is a frequent speaker at national and international events. He is actively involved in ministry and faith formation projects in various parts of the United States.