Campus Ministers Collaborate on Faithful Citizenship Series

In the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, several campuses collaborated on a Faithful Citizenship Series for students on all of our campuses on Thursday evenings.

On October 1, Dr. Rafael Luciani, S.T.D., from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, offered insights into Pope Francis’ quote, “A good Catholic meddles in Politics.” Ursuline Sister, Erin Zubal, joined us for week two and shared her thoughts on “Activism: An Authentic Expression of the Gospel.”

On October 15, Dr. Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D., Professor of Moral Theology at Boston College, joined us to talk about “Voting with a View of Virtue.”

On Thursday October 22, Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail of Euclid, Mayor Cyril Kleem of Berea, Council Member Adam Mathews of Lebanon and Judge Melody Stewart from the Supreme Court of Ohio, joined the students to talk about being Catholic public servants and how their faith informs their service.

Our final speaker for the series was Cary Dabney, Diocesan Director of the Office of Ministry to African American Catholics, joined the students to share “A Catholic Understanding of Black Lives Matter.” Mayors, councilpersons, and an Ohio Supreme Court Judge shared how their faith informs their public service.

Faithful citizenship series
Top left Adam Mathews; top right Mayor Holzheirmer Gail; lower left Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart; lower right Mayor Kleem.