Georgetown’s Catholic Social Thought Initiative to Discuss Pope Francis and American Poverty
November 26, 2013
|WHO:||Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Chair, USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development
E.J. Dionne, Professor Georgetown Department of Government and the McCourt School of Public Policy; Washington Post Columnist
Michael Gerson, Washington Post Columnist
Kathryn Jean Lopez, Online Editor, the National Review
The conversation will be moderated by:
Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will host its second public dialogue called “The Pope and the Poor: Challenges of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Poverty.”
Since his election last March, Pope Francis has repeatedly called attention to the plight of the world's poor and challenged political leaders to address poverty in its economic, political, cultural, and spiritual dimensions. How does Francis' priority for the the poor both draw on and extend Catholic Social Thought? What are its implications for politics and policy in the United States, where issues of poverty are often ignored in the midst of partisan polarization and paralysis?
Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life includes both educational and outreach activities, designed to:
More information is available here: http://www.georgetown.edu/news/catholic-social-thought-initiative.html
Monday, December 2 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gaston Hall (Map)
Georgetown University Office of the President
Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Pugh at 202-687-4328 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Rachel M Pugh