Seattle University's Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) invites the Seattle University community to retrieve, reclaim and revive a tradition of exploration, examination and engagement with the intersection of religion and culture, of faith and reason and of church and world by creating a culture of rigorous study of and dialogue with the Catholic intellectual and wisdom tradition. The ICTC hosts events on campus about issues such as interreligious dialogue, global Catholicism and Pope Francis. See details below for a special conversation about Pope Francis presented by the School of Theology and Ministry co-founder Patrick Howell, S.J.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 ?| ?3:00pm
Free and open to the public
Patrick Howell, S.J., is the Distinguished Professor in Residence in the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. He was co-founder of the School of Theology and Ministry, of which he was dean for six years, and continues to teach there. ?Subsequently, he has been Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University. He gives public lectures throughout the city, many of which are focused on Pope Francis.
Pope Francis continues to surprise his own Catholic Church as well as the rest of the world. People warm to his frank openness and his embrace of a simple lifestyle. He says that the Church has been too narcissistic, too self-referential and concerned about itself. ?He has set about a comprehensive reform of the Church. ?
Can it happen? ?Will it last?
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