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Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying: Theology and Practice of the Rites

October 31, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Program Summary:
Contemporary Catholics often do not associate liturgy with healing, and yet from the earliest centuries believers have experienced and described sacramental rites as acts glorifying God by healing people. These audio conferences will start with an overview of what the best of current biblical and historical scholarship tells us about the phenomenon of healing. We shall then turn to the anointing of the sick, viaticum for the dying, and the other pastoral rites associated with them in “Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum” (1983) to explore how these renewed rites grace us with treasures from the tradition that meeting genuine human needs today.

About the Presenter:
Bruce T. Morrill, S.J., is associate professor and graduate program director in the theology department at Boston College. In addition to numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, he has published several books. In his most recent, Divine Worship and Human Healing, Bruce Morrill turns to the rites serving the sick, dying, deceased, and grieving to show why sacramental liturgy is so fundamental to the life of faith.


Please register early – space is limited! Registration will not be considered complete until the NACC receives your registration form and fee. Access information and presentation materials will be made available to participants one week before the first webinar session. When you register for the live sessions, you will automatically be eligible to access the archived recordings.

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October 31, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bruce T. Morrill, S.J.