Area theologians discuss Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment

This Thursday theologians in the New York area will gather at America House to discuss Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. These experts in Catholic social teaching will offer an overview of the content and significance of the teachings within the text. They will also offer background on Catholic engagement on social issues and  discuss the possible impact of this text on national and international politics.

Thursday, June 18, 11 a.m.
America House
106 West 56 Street
Members of the media in the New York area 
Erin Lothes Biviano, College of St. Elizabeth’s
Kevin Ahern, Manhattan College
Meghan J. Clark, St. John’s University
Daniel Cosacchi, Loyola University Chicago
Topics Covered:
What is an encyclical?
Why should the Catholic Church care about climate change?
What is distinctive about “Laudato Si"?
How will the Catholic community respond?
No RSVP is required. The event will be recorded and later made available to the public. 
For more information or media queries contact Dan Pawlus at 
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