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    Two Authors to Speak at Virtual Events in February

    The University of Scranton’s Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities will host Zoom webinars with Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., author of “Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States,” on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and with Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., author of “The Ignatian Adventure,” on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Reservations are required for both events.
    January 27, 2021

    The University of Scranton’s Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities will host virtual lectures that will further examine the Catholic Church and American politics and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Center for the Ignatian Humanities will host a Zoom webinar with Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., author of “Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States” and professor of professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University. Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, and Therese Ratliff, Ph.D., publisher, Twenty-Third Publications, will moderate the discussion that promises to be an insightful and spirited reflection on the Catholic Church and American politics, as well as on the faith and life of President Biden. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is offered free of charge. Reservations are required to attend and can be made online.

    On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the center will host a Humanities in Action Series Zoom event featuring Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., author of “The Ignatian Adventure” and president of Santa Clara University. Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies, and Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., professor of operations and information management at Scranton, will moderate the discussion of how the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius have shaped Father O’Brien’s life and work. The event will give members of the Scranton community unique insight into how the Exercises constitute an unparalleled way to embrace the complexities, joys and challenges of the human experience. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is offered free of charge. Reservations are required to participate and can be made online.

    For more information about the virtual events, call 570-941-7401.

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