Bishop Daniel E. Flores Will Address Importance of Christian Involvement in Current Issues

Feb. 28, 2014
FloresBishop Daniel E. Flores (Courtesy photo)

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2014) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Bishop Daniel E. Flores of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, as he presents his lecture, “The Church, The State and the Shifting Dynamics of Public Secularity,” Monday, March 3.

Flores believes the topical issues such as universal health-care coverage and immigration laws can become issues of religious liberty and deserve the attention of the Catholic and Christian body.

Flores is the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville. He studied at the University of Dallas and Holy Trinity Seminary, completing a BA in philosophy in 1983 and a Master’s of Divinity in 1987. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Corpus Christi on Jan. 30, 1988 and appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville on Dec. 9, 2009.

The lecture will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Paul Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture and dean of the Honors College at Baylor, will give a special introduction prior to Flores’ lecture.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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