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The Francis Effect: A Lecture by John Gehring

August 01, 2016

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St. Ignatius Catholic Community
740 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


Pope Francis transcends political categories: like any pope he is neither liberal nor conservative; neither progressive nor traditionalist; and certainly neither Democrat nor Republican. But that doesn’t mean that his words and deeds have not had a powerful impact on people who self-identify with all of these categories. In this lecture writer John Gehring will show how Pope Francis has influenced both the Catholic Church in the United States and the American political discourse, thus altering the spiritual and cultural landscape for perhaps decades to come.