Amanda Skofstad | June 13, 2017
Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame associate professor of theology, will address the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on the theology of migration during the bishops’ annual Spring General Assembly, June 14-15, in Indianapolis.
During the assembly, the full body of bishops will examine issues related to immigration and refugees, religious freedom at home and abroad as well as health care policy developments.
Groody’s talk on Wednesday afternoon, “Passing Over: Migration, Theology and the Eucharist,” draws on his research around the world mapping the many sides of the current conversation on migration.
While Groody seeks to understand the different responses to the refugee and migration crisis, he is particularly interested in analyzing those responses in light of Catholic social teaching and the Gospel message. More than just providing information, he works to help Christians overcome what Pope Francis has called “a globalization of indifference” in order to foster what Saint John Paul II called “a globalization of solidarity” toward some of the world’s most vulnerable and often forgotten people.