Voting Catholic -- January 15, 2020
From Liza Sanchez
One hundred years after women received the right to vote, voting remains a complex issue. What are we doing when we vote? How much (if at all) should faith inform our voting? Is voting an option or a moral obligation? Should a voter compromise or vote her conscience? Catholic theologian Julie Hanlon Rubio, Ph.D., who has written extensively on Catholic teaching and politics, will unpack these questions in a public lecture.
About the Speaker
Julie Hanlon Rubio joined the faculty at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California after 19 years in the Theological Studies Department at St. Louis University. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics from the University of Southern California. She writes about Catholic social thought, family, feminism and politics. She is the author of four books, including Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church (Georgetown, 2016). Currently, she is editing a collection of essays on love, sex and marriage, and writing a book of her own called Catholic and Feminist: Is It Still Possible?
Dr. Hanlon Rubio's presentation, sponsored by the St. Mary's University Center for Catholic Studies, is free and open to the public.