Intellectual Formation | Faith & Reason
Monday, February 8, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m. CST
SPEAKER: Fr. Javier del Castillo
Catholic lawyers today face the daily challenge of making their faith compatible with their work in a secularized public square. Having a clear and personal understanding of the relationship between faith and reason is a first intellectual step in achieving a harmonious exercise of the legal profession in our world. This talk will present the history of that relationship and the current challenges we face.
Fr. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei (ordained 2005). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (Cooper Union, New York, 1998) and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, 2007). He was the chaplain at The Heights School (Potomac, MD) from 2007 to 2009 and at Northridge Prep (Niles, IL) from 2009 to 2013. He currently serves as the vicar of Opus Dei for the Midwest and has been a guest lecturer at the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago for the past three years on matters that deal with philosophy and law.
The program is pending one-hour of meeting credit with the Illinois MCLE Board and Professionalism Commission.
This hour-long program is open to all lawyers and judges.