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Georgetown Initiative to Discuss Implications of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Public Life

September 27, 2013

WHO: A new Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will kick off Oct. 1 with a conversation and panel discussion on Pope Francis that includes Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, other Catholic leaders and PBS NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks.
WHAT:

Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will host an inaugural public dialogue called “The Francis Factor: Implications of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Public Life.”

The Dialogue includes welcome and remarks by:
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
Dr. John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University

And a structured conversation with:

David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times; PBS NewsHour Political Analyst
Kim Daniels
, Spokesperson for the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Alexia Kelley, President of FADICA, association of Catholic foundations
Mark Shields, Syndicated Columnist; PBS NewsHour Political Analyst
The conversation will be moderated by
John Carr, Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life; Washington Correspondent, America Magazine

Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life includes both educational and outreach activities, designed to:

  • Promote knowledge and dialogue about Catholic Social Teaching as it relates to pressing economic, social and political issues in the United States and the world.
  • Prepare students, community leaders and public officials for affirmative engagement in public life and advance a principled and consistent vision of Catholic lay leadership in politics and society.
  • Engage religious leaders and public officials outside the Catholic tradition in efforts to promote civil dialogue and collaboration for the common good.

More information is available here: http://www.georgetown.edu/news/catholic-social-thought-initiative.html

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Gaston Hall (Map)
Third Floor Healy Building
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

SPONSORS:

Georgetown University Office of the President

COVERAGE:
Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Pugh at 202-687-4328 or rmp47@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
CONTACT:

Rachel M Pugh
202-687-4328
rmp47@georgetown.edu

 

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