Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews , Morning Plenary

Participants examine the intersection of individual rights, sexual ethics, pastoral needs in campus ministries and parish life, scripture, and the role of the laity in ‘living fraternally and cooperating with others’ as directed by Vatican II.



Event Speaker(s):

Joette Katz, former Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court that rendered the decision in Connecticut’s same-sex marriage case (Kerrigan vs. Commissioner of Public Health et al, 2008), currently commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, instructor at Yale Law School and the Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Michael Norko, Associate Professor of Psychology, Yale School of Medicine; Director of Forensic Services, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Deputy Editor, American Journal of Psychiatry and the Law.

Carol Conklin & Janet Peck, plaintiffs in the CT Supreme Court same-sex marriage case (Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health et al., 2008).

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Professor of Theology, Boston College, author of Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics (1996); and Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church:  Crisis and Renewal (The Church in the 21st Century) [with John Garvey and T. Frank Kennedy] (2006)

Recorded: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:30am