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The School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Communications, and the Department of Art will sponsor a Global Studies lecture on Tuesday, April 21. The speaker is Liza Donnelly, cartoonist at the New Yorker and Forbes, TED talk speaker, Cultural Envoy for the U.S State Department and the author of several books and cartoon anthologies focused on gender issues.
Liza will discuss her involvement with the international group Cartooning for Peace and decode for us some of her colleagues cartoons from around the world that responded to the recent events in Paris and Copenhagen.
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The St. Marcellin Endowment for Catholic Activities at Marist College presents "Pope Francis and Church Reform." This lecture will be delivered by Thomas J. Reese, S.J.
Since a papal enclave elected Jorge Bergoglio to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, and he chose Francis as his papal name, Catholics who considered themselves marginalized have said that they are very hopeful about their prospects under the papacy of Francis. Others have pointed to the strong traditionalist positions Bergoglio had taken while in Argentina, both as archbishop and as head of the Society of Jesus. What has become clear is that Pope Francis intends to reform the Church. Less clear is just what kind of reformer he will be and how successful he will be at it. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., is extraordinarily well positioned to help us sort through these issues and better understand the Pope’s reform agenda.
Father Reese entered the Jesuits in 1962 and was ordained in 1974. He was educated at St. Louis University, the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and at the University of California—Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in political science. He worked in Washington as a writer and lobbyist for tax reform from 1975 to 1978. He was an associate editor of America magazine, where he wrote on politics, economics and the Catholic Church from 1978 to 1985, and was editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2005. He was a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center from 1985 to 1998 and 2006 to 2013.
While at Woodstock, he wrote the trilogy on the organization and politics of the church: Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church (1989), A Flock of Shepherds: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1992), and Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church (1996). He also edited The Universal Catechism Reader (1990), an analysis of the first draft of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Episcopal Conferences: Historical, Canonical and Theological Studies (1989).
On May 14, 2014, Father Reese was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission that reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress.