Michael Higgins Sept. 22, 2022

Dr. Michael Higgins

Basilian Distinguished Fellow of Contemporary Catholic Thought

Immediate Past Interim Principal of St Mark’s College and President at Corpus Christi College      

An Open Inquiry into the Ongoing Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis

September 22 @ 4 PM


This will involve Michael’s state of the art exploration when it comes to clerical abuse of children:  improvements made, new challenges that have surfaced, suggestions on moving forward. He co-authored with Peter Kavanaugh the ground-breaking book Suffer the Children Unto Me.


Michael W. Higgins, a native Torontonian, is an author, scholar, Vatican Affairs Specialist for The Globe and Mail, Papal Commentator for the CTV Network, educator, CBC Radio documentarian, columnist. He has served as President and Vice-Chancellor of two Canadian Catholic universities, St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and as Vice-President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Catholic Thought in the Fall of 2020. He is Immediate Past Interim Principal and President respectively of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, at University of British Columbia. He is author of several important books and a recognized Thomas Merton scholar.

Upcoming 2024 Book: Francis, The Disruptor Pope.

Dr. Michael Higgins to Join the University of St. Michael’s College as a Distinguished Fellow – University of St. Michael’s College
, University of Toronto.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-is-pope-francis-a-polarizing-figure-for-catholic-hard-liners-ready-for/ Globe & Mail article by Michael Higgins on Pope Francis

Next in GFCF Series: 4 PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2022: Daniel K. Williams, Professor of History, University of West Georgia.                  How Should Christians Think about Politics?

See his recent publication: The Politics of the Cross: A Christian Alternative to Partisanship. Eerdmans, 2021

Come hear Dr. Robert George, Princeton on Sept 27 at 4 PM Allard Law School, UBC: The Truth-Seeking Mission of the University https://allard.ubc.ca/about-us/events-calendar/truth-seeking-mission-university

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