Marymount theology professor, Dr. Brian Flanagan, was asked to be the 2019 Msgr. Phillip J. Murnion Lecturer at the March 29, 2019 Catholic Common Ground Initiative. Flanagan’s talk, “Dialogue in a Humbled Church” spoke to the need for the Catholic church to combat polarization in the church and country through a humble approach to dialogue.
Dr. Flanagan lauded the dialogue practiced by the Catholic Common Ground initiative and said it was a “key practice” in establishing the humility he calls for.
The Common Ground project event also honored John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, with the 2019 Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award.
For more details about Dr. Flanagan’s Murnion Lecture talk, you can read more in this National Catholic Reporter Article.