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SHSST to hold landmark international symposium on the theology of Pope Francis

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology has announced it will hold a landmark symposium entitled "Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives,” Oct. 8 through 11, 2018. Leading international theologians will present deep explorations of the theological background of the pope’s ministry.Confirmed presenters include:

Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

Massimo Borghesi, professor of moral philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Social, Human and Educational Sciences at the University of Perugia (Italy). He is the author of Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Una Biogra­ a Intellettuale, an authoritative intellectual biography of the pope.

Rocco Buttiglione, a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a politician and an author who contributed key insights on Pope Francis’ thinking on Amoris Laetitia, notably, Risposte amichevoli ai critici di Amoris Laetitia, a spirited defense of the Pope’s exhortation.

Guzmán Carriquiry, vice president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He is a friend of the pope and author of many essays on his pastoral approach. He also wrote the preface to Borghesi's Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Una Biografia­ a Intellettuale.

Austin Ivereigh, writer, journalist, commentator, contributing editor at Crux, and author of The Great Reformer, an indispensable biography of Pope Francis.

Rodrigo Guerra López, professor of philosophy at the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City), and an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and of the Pontifical Council for Integral Human Development. He is the author of author of Católicos y políticos: una identidad en tension, for which Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio wrote the foreword.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Susan K. Wood, SCL, professor and chair, Department of Theology, Marquette University. She is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kan., and the author of Spiritual Exegesis and the Church in the Theology of Henri de Lubac.

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is in suburban Milwaukee. The symposium will begin the evening of Monday, Oct. 8 with a kickoff address followed by a reception. Oct. 9 and 10 will be filled with major presentations and a wide range of topical breakouts. The event wraps up with a luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11, preceded by a concluding plenary talk and Mass.

Registration information and further details will be provided at



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