[PAST EVENT] God and Suffering: How Could God Allow Evil?
LocationSmall Hall, Room 110
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
- Free food
- Open to the public
The Thomistic Institute chapter at William & Mary, in coordination with Catholic Campus Ministry, presents a lecture by Fr. Thomas Petri, OP of the Dominican House of Studies titled “God and Suffering: How Could God Allow Evil?” This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served.
Entering the Order of Preachers in 2004, Fr. Petri was ordained a priest in 2009. He has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America. Prior to his appointment as Vice President and Academic Dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 2013, Fr. Petri was an Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. He is a member of the Society of Christian Ethics and is the secretary/treasurer of the Academy of Catholic Theology. He has published articles in Nova et Vetera and in The National Catholic Bioethics Quaraterly. He is also a contributor to Catholic News Agency and The National Catholic Register. His book, Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II’s Anthropology, was published by CUA Press in 2016.
On February 10, 2016, Pope Francis commissioned him a Papal Missionary of Mercy for the duration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Then on November 21, 2016, the Holy Father confirmed Fr. Petri’s ministry and faculties as a Missionary of Mercy donec aliter provideatur.
We are looking forward to hearing from Fr. Petri on this important topic and hope you will join us on November 21 at 6:30pm in Small 110.