College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Falvey Memorial Library to Present Conversation Series on Pope Francis

Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium

01.20.14 VILLANOVA, Pa – Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Falvey Memorial Library will host a series of three conversations inspired by Pope Francis' exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. “Evangelii Gaudium: A Conversation Series on the Catholic Church and the World” will promote discussion about the Catholic Church in the new era.  

These conversations will be facilitated by faculty members to revolve around central themes such as “What are the roles of the Church in the world today? Is our socioeconomic system unjust?  How does Evangelii Gaudium envision peace in the world through interfaith understanding and conversation?” The series is free and open to the public.

The following is the Series schedule:

  •  February 25, 2014, 6 pm
    “The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned” (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel)
    Dr. Mary Hirschfeld (Humanities), Dr. Robert DeFina (Sociology), Dr. Gerald Beyer (Theology)
    Room 205, Falvey Library
  • March 25, 2014, 6 pm
    “We can learn so much from one another” (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel)
    Dr. Rebecca Winer (History), Dr. Hibba Abugideiri (History), Dr. Crystal Lucky (English), Dr. Charlie Cherry (English)
    Speaker’s Corner, Falvey Library
  • April 9, 2014,  6 pm
    I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty."  (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel)
    Bernard Prusak, PhD (Theology), Sue Toton, PhD (Theology), James Wetzel, PhD (Philosophy).
    Speaker’s Corner, Falvey Library

For those interested in in reading Evangelii Gaudium with the University’s Theology and Philosophy Departments, there will be two Reading Group opportunities on January 24 and January 30 at 12:30 pm in Corr Chapel on Villanova’s campus.     

Media Contact

Jennifer Schu

Director of Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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