Talk on “Catholics in Political Life Today”

I am pleased to report that I will be speaking about “Catholics in Political Life Today ” with Ross Douthat and Melinda Henneberger on Wednesday June 2 at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The man to thank for organizing the talk is Dr. John Breen of Mirror of Justice fame.

I can hear grumbling already from Brian and Todd that all of us participants are a bunch of damned statists. But perhaps Ross, and more than a few IC readers in attendance, will leaven the discussion with a paleoconservative take.

P.S. I failed to mention that the Lumen Christi Institute , an organization of Catholic scholars at the University of Chicago, is co-hosting the event. For those of you who are tired of talking about Catholics and politics, check out the institute’s list of events this spring and winter. A symposium on Caritas in Veritate, a lecture on catechizing the appetite for knowledge, and the apocalypse in Origen and the Origenian tradition — it’s an intellectual feast, baby! 


Mark Stricherz is the author of Why the Democrats Are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People's Party.

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