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Workshop Focuses on Impact of Pope Francis

August 24, 2019 – In his relatively short papacy, Pope Francis has already had an impact on the Catholic Church, the United States, and the world. In his lectures, Massimo Faggioli, PhD, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia, explores that impact, particularly on the U.S. Catholic Church and in the changing role of the United States.

A highly respected theologian, Dr. Faggioli writes a column for La Croix International and is a contributing writer for Commonweal Magazine. He most recently published Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church.

Pope Francis’ Impact: The Church, the U.S.A., and the Global World is offered from 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, through 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. 

The cost, which includes meals and snacks, is $80 for commuters, $125 per person double occupancy, and $175 single occupancy. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

At Laudato Si’ Conference Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Urges Listeners to Tell Stories of Care for Earth

July 29, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, brought a recent conference, “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” to a close June 29, 2019, with a special challenge to all who care about Earth: “tell stories that invite others to enter into an experience of wanting to become involved in protecting creation and our ecological world.” Sister Patricia, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was the closing keynote speaker at the conference, sponsored and hosted by Creighton University in Omaha and co-sponsored by Catholic Climate Covenant. The conference aimed to show Catholics and Catholic organizations how to live out Laudato Si’, a recent pastoral letter by Pope Francis on caring for Earth, our Common Home.

Read the full article, written by Brian Roewe and published by the National Catholic Reporter



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