Catholics and their friends in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend a Theology on Tap discussion Oct. 3 at Parker’s Grille and Tap House, 206 S. Main St., Newark. Sister Patricia Schoelles, president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, will lead a discussion about free will and the way Catholic teachings are received.
There will also be a series of Theology on Tap discussions in the Rochester area at Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Road, Rochester, in October.
The dates and topics are as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 5: “What’s Jihad really — and do Christians have it?” Deacon George Dardess, author of Meeting Islam: A Guide for Christians, will discuss misconceptions Christians have about Islam.
Wednesday, Oct. 12: “Verses versus Curses: Poetry for Peacemaking.” Peggy Rosenthal will reflect on how poetry and prose can inspire and comfort during a time of war.
Monday Oct. 17: “The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience: Father John Dear, Cindy Sheehan and the anti-war movement today.” Harry Murray, a Catholic Worker and peace activist, will discuss Catholic principles related to civil disobedience and protesting.
Monday, Oct. 24: “Feeding the Hungers of the World: The Relationship of Eucharist and Justice.” Father Robert J. Kennedy, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Rochester, will discuss “the Eucharist as a food for justice.”
Theology on Tap is cosponsored by the Diocese of Rochester and Blessed Sacrament. For information, call Jamie Fazio at 585/271-7240 or Shannon Loughlin at 585/328-3210, ext. 1218. Information may also be found at www.dor.org/ec/yaandcampusministry/events.htm.