The new coadjutor bishop for the Catholic diocese at the epicenter of global technology— Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose—will deliver the 2018 Santa Clara Lecture at Santa Clara University Nov. 1. His lecture will discuss the art of mastering technology and establishing a right relationship between the human person (body, mind, and soul) and technology.
The event will be held Nov. 1 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the St. Clare Room of Santa Clara University’s Learning Commons, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053. Media are invited to cover his talk.
Bishop Cantú was welcomed as coadjutor bishop of the diocese of San Jose on September 28, 2018 and comes to the position with a rich history of parish and parochial work, as well as extensive experience in international and immigration issues. He formerly chaired the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, and he currently is a member of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America and Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs.
“As the Jesuit university of Silicon Valley, it’s entirely appropriate that we should host Bishop Cantú on his first visit to Santa Clara and his first comments on technology and humanity,” said Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., executive director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, which is sponsoring the Santa Clara Lecture as the first in a broader initiative on Tech and the Human Spirit.
“One of the major topics under discussion at the recent Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, was young people’s relationship with technology— a relationship with both lights and shadows,” said Llywelyn. “The Bishops know that the internet can be a really important platform for spreading its message, and they are asking for young people – who have the expertise in technology – to help them understand social media, AI, robotics and biotechnology better so that together we can discern what leads to human flourishing.”
Full story at Santa Clara University website.
Sounds like another Social Justice, pro immigration bishop…
Read the last two sentences by the SCU spokeswoman twice, starting with “The Bishops” and ending with “flourishing.” No mention of Christ, Catholic Faith nor the Gospel anywhere in the story. Like the church is just a social welfare organization dedicated to “spreading its message” of “human flourishing” and technology is an “important platform” for doing so. Carefully worded to avoid anything Catholic or religious.
“Spreading its message” in the first sentence. Its message is the Gospel.
A rather peculiar lecture topic for All Saints’ Day, no?