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Pope Francis' Witness At the Margins: Dialogue And Scandal As Signs Of The Times
January 15, 2015 | 4:00-5:15 p.m.
St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
Leading by example, Pope Francis challenges both the scandal of poverty and the scandal of separating faith from daily life. So often his mode of engagement is dialogue, an admirable and challenging approach rooted in encounter. His witness at the margins draws attention to the need for both social justice and personal conversion as expressions of faith.
Angela Senander is an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas (MN) and a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. She previously taught on the faculty at Merrimack College, Washington Theological Union, St. Joseph College (CT), and Boston College. She is the author of Scandal: The Catholic Church and Public Life (Liturgical Press, 2012) and “Catholic Identity, Faithful Citizenship and the Laity” in Catholic Identity and the Laity (2009), as well as many other articles and conference papers. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in Social Ethics at Boston College. Her doctoral dissertation, "Toward Liberation from Abortion: A Catholic Reflection on Abortion in the United States," was written under the direction of Lisa Sowle Cahill. Prior to graduate school, she taught moral theology and social justice at a Catholic high school and worked as an intern at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.