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A Church of and for the Poor

Brother Ray Fitz, S.M., Ferree Professor of Social Justice at the University of Dayton, will give a special talk on how Pope Francis is tapping the Catholic social justice tradition in challenging the church to turn its focus to the poor.

Fitz, who is also past president of the University, will speak on "Becoming a Church of and for the Poor: Some Insights from the Catholic Social Justice Tradition," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Sears Auditorium in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center, with a reception to follow. It's free and open to the public. Parking is available in C Lot, across from Marianist Hall and RecPlex.

The lecture will highlight urban poverty and economic inequality and the difficulties in meeting Pope Francis’ challenge. Fitz will examine the Catholic social justice tradition and offer recommendations on how to think about justice in a metropolitan region and how the church might begin to become a "Church Of and For the Poor."  



News and Communications Staff