Pope Francis, the world’s first Jesuit pope, made an historic trip to the U.S. last week, stopping in Washington D.C, New York City and Philadelphia. To celebrate and honor the pontiff’s visit, members of the Holy Cross community traveled to D.C. for the pope’s arrival ceremony and to Philadelphia to witness the pope celebrate Mass at the World Meeting of Families.
While Pope Francis was making headlines during his visit, so were members of the Holy Cross community, sharing their stories and expertise with media outlets across the county. Faculty, students and administrators were featured on every major television news outlet in Boston, MSNBC’s special papal coverage with Chris Matthews ’67, and in the Boston Globe, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine and the Associated Press.
From a live viewing party on campus of the pope’s address to Congress to Fr. Boroughs being at the actual address the Holy Cross community showed the world what it means to be Jesuit educated.
Holy Cross wants to keep the discussion going with a panel on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. in Rehm Library, titled “Breaking Down Pope Francis’ Address to Congress,” and moderated by WGBH Radio host and Crux spirituality columnist Margery Eagan.
Participants include Caner Dagli, associate professor of religious studies and an expert in Islamic studies; Frank Kartheiser ’88, co-founder of the Mustard Seed and founder of and lead organizer at Worcester Interfaith; Daniel Klinghard, associate professor of political science; Sara Mitchell, geologist and director of environmental studies; Emily Muldoon ’16, who recently returned from a semester in El Salvador; and Rev. David Dae An Rynick, a Zen Buddhist priest at the Boundless Way Temple in Worcester.
Eagan will moderate the panel and participants will explore and reflect on the themes they heard in the address as well as the significance of the address.
Many of the photos and videos shown were taken by students during their trips to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.
Video by Tom Rettig
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