Theology on Tap

Thursday, September 13th

Gay and Catholic: Is There a Place in the Church For Me?

Eve Tushnet

Eve Tushnet is a DC-based author, speaker, and blogger who will share with us her story of discerning her vocation to love as a gay woman in the Catholic Church.  Check out her books "Amends" (a novel) and "Gay and Catholic" (not a novel).  Find out more about her at

Sunday, October 21st

The Art of Listening: Lessons from the Synod on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Katie Prejean-McGrady

Katie Prejean-McGrady is a ministry leader, speaker, and author who also was recently one of only THREE young adults chosen to represent the United States in Rome for the Pre-Synodal meetings, ahead of this October's Synod of Bishops on "Youth, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment". Being very involved with that process, Katie will share her story and the lessons she's derived from it regarding vocation in our lives and how to minister to our fellow young adults.

Thursday, November 8th

The Prophetic Pope: Paul VI on Sex, Marriage, and Family Life Today

Adam Storey

Adam Storey, Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Des Moines, will share with us the story of Pope Paul VI and his evergreen and ever-controversial document "Humanae Vitae", promulgated 50 years ago today. Among other things, Humanae Vitae laid out the Church's official stance regarding birth control, and for that reason it has remained a central piece of conversation for the past five decades.