Diocese Of Metuchen To Host Talk On Women In The Bible

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PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen will host a talk on What the Bible Says About Women on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane in Piscataway. Sponsored by the Office of Catechesis, the two-hour program will be presented by Dr. Mara Kelly-Zukowski, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Felician College, Lodi.

Dr. Kelly-Zukowski will examine some of the heroines of the Bible – including the “faithful tricksters” of the First Testament and the “outrageous heroines” of the Second Testament – and will relate how they may serve as role models for women in the Catholic church today.


Author of The Role of Tradition in Modern Catholic Ecclesiological Problems: The Ordination of Women and the Interpretations of Catholic Truths, Dr. Kelly-Zukowski received an M.A. in Biblical Studies and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University.

The talk on women in the bible is part of the adult faith formation series entitled, “The Bible: Root of our Catholic Faith.” The series is designed to help Catholics better understand their biblical foundations and to explore Catholic beliefs, as found in – or as “rooted in” – Scripture.

Upcoming topics in the series include: What the Bible Says About Moral Living, scheduled for March 24, and What the Bible Says About Suffering and Death, on April 7. The series will conclude on May 5 with an experience of different ways to pray with scripture.

The Bible series is free and is open to all who want to know more about biblical tradition as it relates to Bible Scripture. It is especially intended as a resource for those who are involved in their parish ministries including: deacons, RCIA candidates and sponsors, evangelization and adult faith formation teams, catechists and parish catechetical leaders, Catholic school teachers, young adults, youth ministers, pastoral council members and liturgical ministers. Participants are not required to attend all sessions.

For more information, visit www.diometuchen.org, call 1-732-562-1990, ext. 1310 or email catechesis@diometuchen.org .

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