Fr. Patrick J. Howell

With our friends and neighbors at the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, we present this evening with Fr. Patrick J. Howell, S.J., distinguished professor of theology at Seattle University, who will discuss his new book, Great Risks Had to Be Taken: The Jesuit Response to the Second Vatican Council, 1958 - 2018 (Cascade Books).

“In this frank and highly personal account, Patrick Howell walks the reader through the twists and turns in the recent history of the Society of Jesus and artfully weaves his own story into the larger story of the Society and the Church. This is an insider's account that will often surprise you and invariably give you food for thought. I do not know of any book quite like it.” —John O’Malley, S.J.

“From the Second Vatican Council to the first Jesuit pope, Fr. Patrick Howell gives an informative, engaging account of being a Catholic priest as he tells the fascinating story . . . Anyone interested in Jesuit, Catholic, or American history will find this book a great read.” —Steven Mailloux.

Co-presented with the SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122