Community Event: The Reforms of Pope Francis, Can They Last?

April 3, 2016

As a Catholic Jesuit institution, Seattle University is born of a tradition that is 2,000 years old and counting. Seattle University's Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture(ICTC) invites the SU community to retrieve, reclaim and revive this tradition of exploration, examination and engagement with the intersection of religion and culture, of faith and reason and of church and world by creating opportunities for rigorous study of and dialogue with the Catholic intellectual and wisdom tradition. ICTC sponsors and co-sponsors events that provide a Catholic lens to on-going conversations at the university, conversations that are especially relevant to our local community and our world today.

All are welcome to join the Seattle University community for this special event featuring Fr. Pat Howell, SJ, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture Distinguished Professor in Residence, as he builds on his prior talks about Pope Francis' leadership and vision for the church.

Fr Pat Howell, SJ: "The Reforms of Pope Francis: Can They Last?"
Tuesday, March 15  |  3:00pm-5:00pm
Seattle University Campus  |   Wyckoff Auditorium

Father Pat Howell, S.J. describes Pope Francis as a leader with a heart that’s open to the world. This Pope continues to surprise his own Catholic Church as well as the rest of the world. Currently he ranks as one of the most popular leaders in the world. People warm to his frank openness and his embrace of a simple lifestyle. He says that the Church should be “a field hospital” and needing to “go to where people are hurting.”  Fr. Howell has offered insights into this Pope’s fresh leadership, which is providing new possibilities for ecumenical relationships, a greater appreciation of interfaith dialogue, and particular inspiration for young people.

Learn more about this event and others offered through the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture here!