Thursday, January 28, 2016
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
1001 E. 52nd Street | Kansas City, MO
Program: 7:30 to 9 pm
Join National Catholic Reporter for an evening with our Vatican and Washington D.C.-based correspondents and columnists. Joshua J. McElwee and Tom Reese, SJ will speak about Pope Francis. As his third anniversary approaches, what reforms is he making? What's his message? Michael Sean Winters and Tom Roberts will explore the issues important to U.S. Catholics during the 2016 presidential election.
Each speaker will make short introductory remarks and then open the floor to questions. This event is free and open to the public, though advance registration is appreciated.
Joshua J. McElwee
McElwee is NCR's Vatican correspondent, and he has reported from around the world. His writing has earned numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac
Tom Reese, SJ
Tom is a senior analyst for NCR and author of Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church. His weekly NCR blog is titled Faith and Justice. Follow him on Twitter: @ThomasReeseSJ.
Michael Sean Winters
Washington columnist Michael Sean Winters is the author of Left At the Altar: How Democrats Lost The Catholics And How Catholics Can Save The Democrats (Basic Books, 2008). He is a Visiting Fellow at Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies and blogs daily for NCR at Distinctly Catholic.
Tom Roberts is NCR editor at large. He is the author of The Emerging Catholic Church: A Community’s Search for Itself and Joan Chittister: Her Journey (Orbis Books).
Hendel joined NCR in July 2013 as managing editor and became president/CEO in January 2014. She now holds the title publisher/CEO. She formerly covered the U.S. economy for Bloomberg and Congress for CQ Roll Call.