Plenary Panel Poster - Center for the Study of Religion and

Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church:
Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal
Monday, April 27, 2015
4:30–6:15 p.m.
Most Rev. Daniel Flores
Bishop of Brownsville, Texas
Center on Religion and
Culture, Fordham University
McKenna Hall,
University of Notre Dame
Rev. John I. Jenkins
President, University
of Notre Dame
First come, first served. Seating is limited.
Julie Hanlon Rubio
Professor of Moral Theology,
St. Louis University
It is no secret: the body of Christ in the United States
is broken. Division and disunity prevail. Effects of this
brokenness are by now familiar, especially at a place like
Notre Dame. Only rarely does a genuinely diverse group
of Catholics come together to name our wounds—with
the goal of beginning to heal. Come hear this distinguished
panel address the question: How can we heal the division
and reestablish the virtues of solidarity, love, and humility
at the heart of the Christian message?
The panel discussion is the opening session of an invited conference of
the same name, taking place April 27–28, 2015 at Notre Dame.
Christian Smith
Professor of Sociology,
University of Notre Dame
Michael Sean Winters
Writer, National
Catholic Reporter
This event will be live streamed at
The Louisville Institute
Our Sunday Visitor Institute
Notre Dame Center
for Ethics and Culture
Notre Dame Center
for Social Concerns
Notre Dame Center for the
Study of Religion and Society
Notre Dame Cushwa Center
for the Study of
American Catholicism
Notre Dame Institute for
Scholarship in the Liberal
Arts, Henkels Lecture Series