11/13: Crisis Pregnancy - Dinner & Presentation

What does a life-affirming feminism have to say about the sexual choices we make? About crisis pregnancies? An authentic feminism demystifies the ideological forces that construct our desires in ways that alienate us from ourselves. There can be no social justice without such critical consciousness. What does it really take to advance the cause of girls and women (and therefore of boys and men) in a hook-up world that commodifies and banalizes sexual behavior? How can men and women be truly happy over the course of a lifetime? Please come to learn more at this insightful dinner presentation. All are welcome.

Angela Franks, Ph.D., is Director of Theology Programs, and also serves as a professor of theology, for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE) at Saint John’s Seminary in Boston. She holds a doctorate in theology from Boston College and an M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America. Angela is a committed pro-life feminist and pursues the creation of a civilization of love in all that she does. She served, with her husband David, as the coordinator for the Massachusetts Catholic Conference’s marriage initiative, “The Future Depends on Love,” co-hosting a series of the same name on CatholicTV. She is the author of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility (2005), an acclaimed work, and contributed to the highly praised anthology, Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching (2010). She writes and speaks on abortion, eugenics, the Theology of the Body, marriage, Humanae vitae, life issues, and feminism, among other topics.

J. David Franks, Ph.D., is a member of the full-time faculty of Saint John’s Seminary in Boston, teaching courses in systematic and moral theology. He also serves as the Vice-President for Mission of the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE), which is the Seminary’s initiative to provide lay formation. Deeply committed to advancing a truly emancipatory feminism, he employs a Christian critique of ideology that combines scholarly expertise in philosophy and theology with a passion for social justice. David serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL), as well as serving as a trustee of the Pro-Life Committee at St. Paul’s Parish in Cambridge. He is an esteemed brother Knight of Columbus, serving as a trustee of the Bl. Pope John Paul II Council at Harvard University, where he is invited to speak annually during the White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week on campus. David and Angela are the grateful parents of five children.