Pope Francis and the missionary Church in the 21st century will be the
focus of the lecture by the celebrated CNN reporter John L. Allen Jr. "We're All Franciscans Now: Pope Francis and the Social Agenda of
Catholicism in the 21st Century," will be the first lecture to
inaugurate the Archbishop John J. Myers Annual Lecture Series on Law,
Society and Faith sponsored by the Department of Catholic Studies at
Seton Hall University.
The annual lecture series begins on December 4 at 5 p.m. in Jubilee
Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome. Guests are
encouraged to R.S.V.P. to Kathleen Childers at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 313-6231.
"Mr. John Allen's lecture promises to inspire all who attend. He is
the most celebrated Vaticanist in the English language. Allen brings
people together, he is a bridge builder, a widely read author, a source
of insight and inspiration and the impact from his lecture, I hope, will
be long-term," says Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku, chair of the Department of
Catholic Studies and professor of religion.
John L. Allen Jr. is a senior correspondent for the National
Catholic Reporter and Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN. He has written
seven best-selling books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs and is
internationally known for his talks on such subjects. He has been called
by The London Tablet "the most authoritative writer on Vatican affairs
in the English language" and "the best Anglophone Vatican reporter ever"
by renowned papal biographer George Weigel.
Allen's work is admired across ideological divides. Liberal
commentator Fr. Andrew Greeley called his writing "indispensable," while
Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, a conservative, called Allen's reporting "possibly the best source of information on the Vatican published in the
United States." His weekly internet column, "All Things Catholic," is
widely read as a source of insight on the global Church.
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