Video by Christian Santillo
Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies and director of the College Honors Program at Holy Cross, recently gave a live web lecture titled “The Election of Pope Francis: What Does It Mean for Global Catholicism?”
The lecture addressed the election of the Argentinian pope and whether that will mean a shift in the Church’s focus to the developing world and how that might impact American Catholicism.
Schmalz is an expert in Catholicism in the non-Western world; new religious movements, including Scientology; and religion and politics of India and Pakistan. He is a sought-after expert by the media, and serves as a panelist for On Faith, an online conversation on religion produced by The Washington Post.
The online lecture was recently streamed on the Holy Cross website as part of a series by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Education Program in collaboration with the Office of Public Affairs. These online lectures feature Holy Cross’ exceptional faculty and are designed to keep alumni engaged and thinking critically.
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