This video is about forming our decisions from an informed conscience, a timeless issue but an important skill in today's society. The 30-minute presentation features Dominican Sisters Arlene Flaherty, OP (Blauvelt), Anneliese Sinnott, OP (Adrian), and Lucy Vazquez, OP (de' Ricci), all of whom possess relevant professional expertise on forming conscience - its history in Church teaching, its formation, and its exercise in our lives.
As you view this video, we encourage you reflect upon these three questions:
Within the complex and nuanced context of life and mission today, how can we support our individual and communal efforts to inform and exercise our conscience?
What inhibits our "speaking to the church?" Are there other ways to exercise our call and responsibility?
What is the truth to which we are called? How do we responsibly hold to that truth?
Educational/Professional Background of the Presenters
Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP (Blauvelt)
MA in Biblical Theology, Seton Hall University
Mth in Theology, Maryknoll School of Theology
DMin in Contextual Theology, NY Theological Seminary
Anneliese Sinnot, OP (Adrian)
BA in Music, Siena Heights College
MM in Music Education, DePaul University
MA in Religious Studies, University of Detroit
MDiv SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary
PhD in Systematic Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Lucy Vazquez, OP (De' Ricci)
BA from Siena College
Licentiate & Doctorate in Canon Law, Catholic University
Past President of the Canon Law Society of America
Recipient of the CLSA Role of Law Award
Novice Director & Member of the Formation Team and General Council Member, Congregation of St. Catherine de' Ricci
Diocese of Orlando: Served as Vicar for Religious, Chancellor, Director of the Marriage Tribunal, & Victim Assistance Coordinator
Canonical Consultant for religious congregations and dioceses