World renowned Catholic writer and commentator, Dr. Austen Ivereigh, will be speaking at Saint Thomas More on November 16! The theme of his talk will be "The Pope as a Jesuit: How Francis is putting discernment at the heart of his reform of the Church.” Dr. Ivereigh is one of the leading interpreters of the Francis papacy.
Dr. Ivereigh is a contributor to Crux, The Guardian, The New York Times, Commonweal, America magazine, The Tablet, and is a well-known commentator on The BBC.
Dr. Ivereigh has unique insight into Francis' background due to his study of Argentinean Church history. He earned his doctorate in 1992 for a thesis on the Church in Argentina at the University of Oxford and is now a Fellow in Contemporary Church History at Oxford.
His best-selling authoritative biography, "The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope," reveals how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy for a "Church of the Poor."
He is visiting the U.S. to promote his new book "Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church." There will be a book signing and reception following the talk. We are very fortunate to have him visit our beautiful Jesuit parish!
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