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Speaker Pelosi, new speakers confirmed for NCR Washington Briefing


Speaker Pelosi and additional new speakers confirmed for May 6-7 "Washington Briefing for Nation’s Catholic Community"

Dear NCR readers and friends:

The lineup of confirmed speakers for the May 6-7 National Catholic Reporter/Trinity Washington University Washington Briefing for the Nation’s Catholic Community now includes:


Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House of Representatives
E.J. Dionne, nationally syndicated columnist and author of Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), ranking member of the House Budget Committee and author of “A Roadmap for America’s Future”
Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director, NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Plus, we have added a panel at which NCR Senior Correspondent John L. Allen, Jr., currently in Rome, will discuss the fallout from the clergy sex abuse crisis in Europe.

Read our new blog series, La Iglesia Hispana, focusing on Hispanic Catholics, the church's new emerging majority.

For more information on the conference, and to register for this two-day event at the reduced group rate of $395.00, please visit:

If you have questions, call the National Catholic Reporter at 800-333-7373 or e-mail Or you can call me (816-536-4199) or e-mail me,

Many many thanks,


PS: Hotel Accomodations:
Hotel reservations may be made at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill where a discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants. Transportation to and from the hotel to Trinity will be provided.

Expect two full days, beginning with continental breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 6 and closing with a keynoted dinner on Friday, May 7. All conference materials, two continental breakfasts and two luncheons, Thursday's wine and cheese reception on Capitol Hill, Friday dinner and transportation between the hotel and Trinity's campus are included in the registration fee.



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