Dr. Anita Houck to deliver annual Moreau Lectures

Dr. Anita Houck to deliver annual Moreau Lectures

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

October 6, 2011 – Religious scholar Dr. Anita Houck will explore the conversation between Catholic Christian theology and the lived experience of single adults during two free public lectures at King’s College on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, on North River Street. Houck is the 33rd speaker in the history of theMoreau Lectures series at King’s College.

Houck’s lecture will consider what renewed attention to the experiences of single adults might bring to the Christian tradition.  At 3:30 p.m., Houck will discuss “The Fourth Vocation: A Spirituality of Single Life.” At 7:30 p.m., she will speak on “What the Church Can Learn from Single Life.”

Houckis associate professor and chair of religious studies and director of the College’s Writing Proficiency Program at Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame, Ind. She earned a doctorate from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

The Moreau Lecture Series brings renowned theologians to the King’s campus to address issues of social justice, peace, morality and Catholic identity as well as other subjects relevant to the lives of students, Catholics, and all other people concerned with the significant issues facing the Church and society.

The King’s College Moreau Lecture Series is named in honor of Blessed Father Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Holy Cross Congregation who established and sponsors King’s College. Parking will be available at on-campus lots. For further information, contact Rev. Daniel Issing, C.S.C., assistant professor of theology, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5491.

Dr. Anita Houck, chair and associate professor of religious studies at Saint Mary’s College, is this year’s Moreau Lecturer at King’s College.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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