Promoting Healthy Marriages in the Jewish and Catholic Traditions

Presentations by Rabbi Morris J. Allen and Fr. Timothy Cloutier

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


Free and open to the public


McNeely Hall, room 100
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

Rabbi Morris J. Allen and Fr. Timothy Cloutier

Rabbi Morris J. Allen and Fr. Timothy Cloutier

In this program, Rabbi Morris J. Allen and Fr. Timothy Cloutier will share resources from their religious traditions that inform their understanding of what promotes healthy marriages and they will discuss what local congregations might do to promote such marriages.

Rabbi Morris J. Allen is the spiritual leader of Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights. The Jewish Daily Forward identified him as one of the most influential leaders in the American Jewish Community in 2008 for his work in the area of ethical certification of kosher food. He has served as a member of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Commission on Human Sexuality. 

Fr. Timothy Cloutier has been a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1999 and is currently the juridical vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal. He has served as the pastor of St. Mary in Waverly, St. Raphael in Crystal, and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Minnetonka.  Prior to 1999, he spent sixteen years with a religious community in Europe.

This program was initiated by UST student Elliot Polsky as a result of his summer research on the topic of healthy marriages.  It is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning in collaboration with Marriage Club, Philosophy Club, Theology Club , and Students for Human Life.

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