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Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library Lecture


October 14, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
51 Cleveland Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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New Location!: O’Shaughnessy Education Center

Between Discipline and Doctrine: Augustine’s Response to the Problem of Clerical Misconduct

Presented by Dr. David G. Hunter, Margaret O’Brien Flatley Chair of Catholic Theology, Boston College

As an active bishop, Augustine often had to deal with cases of clergy misconduct, sometimes sexual in nature, sometimes financial in character. Dr. Hunter will explore both Augustine’s practice in dealing with specific cases of clergy abuse of power and position, as well as his doctrinal convictions on the question of the holiness of the Church and its clergy.

  • Free and open to the public
  • Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility (corner of Cretin and Grand)

The Ireland Library lecture series highlights The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity faculty and invited guests in their presentation of academic work. Transcripts and recording of these presentations are available through the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library.


To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.

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