In November, I attended Pope Francis – First Pope From the Americas, a symposium presented by the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago. The three speakers each offered a relevant and unique perspective. The Symposium is now available online (see below)
- Dr Anna Bonta Moreland, as an Argentinian theologian educated by Jesuits described Pope Francis’ history and actions within his national context;
- Fr Brian Daley, S.J. , winner of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize in theology, traced the hallmarks of the Jesuit charism in Pope Francis’ first months; and
- Dr. Russell Ronald Reno, theologian and editor of First Things, considered the ways Pope Francis has been received by various groups within the Church and his popularity outside it.
- Pope Francis Named Time Person Of The Year 2013 (foxct.com)