The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark,N.J. The Mass is at 12 noon in the Student Center Gym.
Caldwell University will host a forum for representatives from various health professional schools to provide an opportunity for Caldwell
A Conversation with Father Paul Murray, O.P.
Reflections from his book
Scars: Essays, Poems and Meditations on Affliction
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Alumni Theater/Jennings Library
Discussion begins at 4:00 p.m. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the program in the Alumni Theater Lobby.
Father Paul Murray, O.P., is a member of the Irish Dominican Province and a professor of spiritual theology at the Angelicum in Rome. He is Caldwell’s honored guest at the weekend long celebration of the university’s 75th anniversary that begins with this special preview program on September 18th.
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
To RSVP, kindly email email@example.com or call 973.618.3371.
Caldwell, N.J. – Sept. 18, 2014 – The Caldwell University Department of Theology and Philosophy will sponsor “To Kill or Not to Kill: Celebrating Genetic Diversity in a World That Seeks Perfection” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alumni Theatre. The speaker will be Mark Bradford, founding president of the U.S. foundation of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation.
The foundation was established in Paris in 1996 and an office in the U.S. was opened in 2012. It is the world’s largest private funder of research into Down syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities. Prior to working at the foundation, Bradford was executive vice president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center and had worked for many years in secondary education and then as a seminary professor. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Denise and their seven children, one of whom is blessed with an extra 21st chromosome.
In 1969, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a geneticist who discovered the cause of Down syndrome, was honored by the American Society of Human Genetics with its top award. In his acceptance address, he shocked his audience with this question: To kill or not to kill? Lejeune presented the options of life or death in the face of advanced genetic testing that would allow for the termination of those prenatally diagnosed with genetic anomalies. Lejeune’s question has grown in importance as medical technology has made possible advanced prenatal testing. Do we celebrate human genetic diversity by accepting those with genetic differences, or does science pave the way for purifying humanity of those considered “imperfect”?
Exactly 75 years ago on this very date, classes began on campus at what was then known as “Caldwell College for Women”. We will kick off the year-long celebration of this momentous occasion with a variety of activities the weekend of September 19th and 20th.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 19th
12 noon Mass Celebrated by Father Paul Murray, O.P. (Newman Center)
1 p.m. Luncheon (Student Center Gym)
3 p.m. Convocation and Lecture by Father Paul Murray, O.P. (Newman Center)