Author and theologian Rosemary Haughton will explore the notion of a decentralized, decontrolled Catholicism at Gonzaga University’s 30th Annual Flannery Lecture that begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 30 in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall at Gonzaga.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Gonzaga’s religious studies department.
Haughton, the Flannery Lecturer for 2006 at Gonzaga, has written 35 books including “The Transformation of Man,” “The Catholic Thing,” “The Passionate God” and “The Tower that Fell.” She is a noted theologian who has received honorary degrees from many colleges and universities – including the University of Notre Dame.
Haughton grew up in England, the daughter of novelist Sylvia Thompson. She raised 10 children and a number of foster children. Her interest in small, local communities led her to the Wellspring House in Massachusetts, a community that is committed to hospitality and shelter for homeless families, and the development of innovative projects for low-income housing and education.
The Flannery Chair of Roman Catholic Theology is an endowed chair, a gift to of the late Maud and Milo Flannery of Spokane, to further excellence in theological study and teaching at Gonzaga University. The Flannery Lecture is delivered each year by the outstanding theologian who holds the chair, and is prepared and presented to benefit as wide an audience as possible.
For more information, please contact Gail Jennings at (509) 323-6714.