Google+ Hangouts

Let's Talk

At the University of Dayton, we strive to live out the Marianist ideal of "coming to the table."

It's all about community and conversation.

The Google+ Hangouts are one way to bring together diverse perspectives on major topics of the day.

The views expressed in these Hangouts are the personal opinions of the participants and do not reflect an official University of Dayton position.

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Reaction to Pope Francis

University of Dayton religious studies faculty share their thoughts on the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis, 3/15/2013

Joining the conversation are:

Jana Bennett, associate professor of religious studies, and associate editor of the Catholic Moral Theology blog ( She writes on moral theology in relation to marriage, feminism, disability, the Internet and social media.

Ramon Luzarraga is a religious studies lecturer and Theologian-in-Residence at the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, with expertise in the history of the Catholic Church in Latin America, including Argentina and the "Dirty War;" political theology including liberation theology; and Hispanic theology.

The Future of the Papacy

Check in with University of Dayton religious studies faculty Dan Thompson, Dennis Doyle and Jana Bennett for their 2/28/2013 Google+ Hangout on the papal transition and the future of the papacy.