February 03, 2005

Sex-abuse talks set

Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER—College of the Holy Cross is sponsoring two lectures dealing with aspects of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church as part of its “Beyond Brokenness: Healing, Renewal and the Church” series.

Judge Anne Burke, former interim chairwoman of the United States Catholic Bishops’Abuse Tracker Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Rehm Library at the college as part of the series.

Judge Burke, who lives in Chicago, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and will speak on “Lay Catholics and the Future of the American Church.” She will be giving the annual Bishop Flanagan Lecture which began in 1991 to build a relationship between the Diocese of Worcester and Holy Cross on social justice and peace issues. Janine Geske, professor at Marquette University Law School, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rehm Library.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2005 07:26 AM