Life Cycle Institute at
The Catholic University of America
Michele Dillon, Ph. D
Professor of Sociology
University of New Hampshire
Catholic Women in a Changing Church
December 7, 2005, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
This presentation will explore the reasons why many Catholic women choose to
remain committed Catholics while working from within church structures and
doctrines to bring about a more egalitarian and participative church. Dr.
Dillons talk will be followed by responses from Dr. Sandra Hanson, Dr.
Leslie Tentler and Dr. Paul Sullins.
Michele Dillon, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at the University of New
Hampshire and past chair of the American Sociological Association section on
the Sociology of Religion. She is the author of Debating Divorce: Moral
Conflict in Ireland (Kentucky University Press, 1993), Catholic Identity:
Balancing Reason, Faith, and Power (Cambridge University Press, 1999),
Handbook of the Sociology of Religion (editor, Cambridge, 2003) and Lived
Religion (with Paul Wink, forthcoming from University of California Press).
Her research on various aspects of Catholicism and social change, religion
and cultural politics, and religion and the life course is also published in
various journals including Sociology Theory, Journal or the Scientific Study
of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Research on Aging, Journal of Adult
Development Psychology and Aging, and Religion and American Culture.
All Are Welcome. Reception Will Follow
For more information, please call: 202-319-5999