Spiral of Silence: A social phenomenon where, out of a desire to avoid reprisal or rejection, people go along with what they think is the popular opinion – even if they object to that opinion personally. Instead of voicing their objections, they remain silent. In cooperation with the Bishops’ ongoing campaign for religious liberty, the DVD “Breaking the Spiral of Silence” will be shown Monday, August 20th at 7 PM at St. Clare of Assisi followed by a Q & A session with Dr. Ed Hogan, director of Paul VI Institute in St. Louis. Free.
Monday, August 20th from 7:00-9:00
St. Clare of Assisi Church
15642 Clayton Road, Ellisville, Missouri 63011
In the film various Christian leaders discuss topics of life, liberty, marriage and family–and how we need to speak up about them. The DVD features Professor Robert George, author of over a dozen books and numerous published articles, Professor George also drafted The Manhattan Declaration, signed by Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical leaders, which promises resistance to the point of civil disobedience against any legislation that might implicate their churches or charities in abortion, embryo-destructive research or same-sex marriage.
Professor George will be Credo’s speaker at the Christ the King Forum this coming November, and registration will open for this event soon!
Ed Hogan has a PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston College. He has taught theology on the high school, college, and graduate school levels, as well as in parishes and adult faith formation programs. Ed served as Director of Deacon Formation, Director of the Center for Ministry, and Director of the Department of Formation for the Diocese of Saginaw, MI. He currently lives in Saint Louis, where he serves as Director of the Pontifical Paul VI Institute of Catechetical and Pastoral Studies for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, and Associate Professor of Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Ed and his wife have six children.