Oblate Partnership Offering New Online 2020 Covid Speakers Series

Oblate Partnership

Partners 2020 COVID Speaker Series

From Artie Pingolt, president, Missionary Oblate Partnership

Artie Pingolt

As part of its efforts to stay connected and continuing their enrichment despite the physical limitations COVID has imposed, the Partnership has launched a virtual speaker series, addressing a wide variety of topics Partners have identified as interesting.  Speakers include Oblates, Partners, and guest speakers, covering topics from religious fundamentalism to liminal space.

“The mission statement of the Partnership states, among other things, that we exist to ‘be a resource for the Missionary Oblates and for the Partners themselves’,” noted Artie Pingolt, Partnership President.  “The Partners 2020 COVID Speaker Series is simply a continuation of our strategy to be that resource- connecting Oblates and Partners while increasing our understanding of Church, society and the Oblate charisms.  A virtual speaker series is just a necessary adaptation to our present circumstances.  And maybe a good nudge to use available technology- for many of us, this is our first Zoom session!”

 The Partnership invites any Oblates of the province, and folks they know who might appreciate a given speaker, to join one of the Zoom sessions.  “I’ve received emails from Oblates as far away as Australia, who have somehow heard about our Speaker Series. We have plenty of room- that’s what’s great about “virtual” meeting space,” said Pingolt.  “Just email me and I will provide the link for the session someone wants to join: apingolt@oblatepartnership.org .”

The Partnership COVID Speakers Series

45 minute Zoom sessions providing enrichment, insight and community engagement during this time we can’t be together! ?

OMI Interfaith Dialogue with Fundamentalists: Real Dialogue or Window Dressing?

Harry Winter, OMI US Province Missionary Oblate

Thursday, July 16   11AM East Coast Time

George Floyd and the Catholic Response

Fr. Dan Griffith, JD   Pastor & Law Professor, University of St. Thomas

Thursday, July 30   11AM East Coast Time

Liminal Space: Finding Yourself in the In-Be-Tween

Deacon Thomas Winninger   Corporate Trainer, Author & Speaker

Thursday, August 13   11AM East Coast Time

The Plight of Christianity in the Holy Land

Honorable Michele Bowe   Order of Malta Ambassador to Palestine

Thursday, August 27   11AM East Coast Time

COVID & Beyond: Emerging Trends in the Catholic Church

Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN  Professor of Sociology, Trinity Washington University

Thursday, September 10   11AM East Coast Time

The Relevance of St. Eugene de Mazenod’s Charism & Spirituality in 2020

Frank Santucci, OMI    Professor, Oblate School of Theology

Thursday, September 24   11AM East Coast Time

Women Religious in the USA: An Ongoing Evolution

Sr. Theresa Sandok, OSM   President, Servants of Mary, Ladysmith

Thursday, October 8    11AM East Coast Time

The Church & Money: Modern Catholic Finance

Patrick Markey    Executive Director, US Diocesan Finance Directors Association


RSVPs will be made the week of each session, via an email response to Artie Pingolt apingolt@oblatepartnership.org  who will then email participants a Zoom invitation. 

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