Dr. Kate Ward and Dr. Conor Kelly, both assistant professors of theology, were invited to speak at a series of meetings between theologians and bishops discussing Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on family life, ‘Amoris Laetitia.’
The conference was led by a team of seven theologians and 47 U.S. Catholic bishops from across the U.S. Meetings took place over several days at Boston College, the University of Notre Dame and Santa Clara University. Marquette University was the only institution with two faculty members invited to speak.
Dr. Kate Ward is a scholar of Christian ethics whose research focuses on economic ethics, virtue ethic and ethical method. Ward spoke on the working and economically poor classes in relation to ‘Amoirs Laetitia.’ Dr. Conor Kelly is a Catholic theological ethicist who works at the intersection of fundamental moral theology and applied ethics. Kelly focused his speech on the reception of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the universal church.
More information on the conference can be found online.