Paul - Oscar - Francis: Inspiring a Church of Service and Justice

Sundays, 12:00 to 1:30 PM in Bichsel Hall at St. Leo Catholic Church,
710 South 13th Street, Tacoma

On October 14, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Pope Paul VI will be canonized. What’s their message for us today? Both saints brought to life the social teaching of Vatican II and have inspired Pope Francis. This series follows the path of their inspiration!

  • October 7: The Social Teaching of Vatican II: Faith in the World. Patricia O’Connell Killen, Ph.D. is Professor of Religious Studies and Senior University Fellow at Gonzaga University. She is an historian and theologian who focuses her scholarship on American Catholicism, religion in the Pacific Northwest, and how people draw on their faith heritage in thinking through significant issues. She is a long-time St. Leo parishioner, though currently from afar.

  • October 28 The Radical Social Teaching of Pope Paul VI. Fr. Peter Henriot, S.J., Ph.D. is a political scientist and former missioner in Zambia. He is currently Director of Development for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in Malawi, assists in local pastoral work and serves as Chaplain at the Northwest (ICE) Detention Center in Tacoma.

  • November 11 Archbishop Oscar Romero: Saint for the Modern Church. Joe Hastings, M.Div. is Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation at St. Leo Church and previously served as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in El Salvador.

  • December 2 The Witness & Teaching of Pope Francis: The Church in the World. Annapatrice Johnson, Young Adult Outreach Team Leader, Maryknoll Church Engagement Division.