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5pm – 7pm EST
A First-look at the New Encylical by Pope Francis
Join us for a two hour, live conference hosted by Where Peter Is to celebrate the pope’s upcoming encyclical on human fraternity, Fratelli Tutti.
There will be live panel discussions covering two major themes of Francis’ pontificate: fraternity and solidarity.
Live Q&A will follow each panel discussion.
Panel One: Dan Amiri and Pedro Gabriel
Title: Pope Francis and Solidarity
Pope Francis has consistently spoken out strongly against economic inequality and the “culture of consumerism.”
He has also spoken about the impact that the throwaway culture and environmental destruction has had on our common home. He has drawn particular attention to how this culture harms the poor and vulnerable most of all.
In this panel discussion, we will discuss how Fratelli Tutti fits into the wider tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and what Francis wants to say to a post-pandemic world.
Panel Two: David Lafferty and Adam Rasmussen
Title: Pope Francis and Fraternity
During his papacy, Pope Francis has taken great strides in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue with members of other religious groups. Additionally, he has emphasized the importance of cooperation, religious liberty, nonviolence, and fostering a culture of life.
How can we understand the pope’s vision of fraternity and social friendship between people from different religious traditions in the context of the teaching of the Vatican II. What does this mean for the Church going forward?
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Welcome Letter from Mike
Join us for a two hour live conference hosted by the contributors to Where Peter Is for a first look at Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on human fraternity, Fratelli Tutti.
We will be having two live panel discussions, covering major themes of Francis’ pontificate and his approach to human fraternity: economic justice and interreligious dialogue. A live Q&A will follow each panel discussion.
Presenters will discuss what Pope Francis has taught about these topics in the past, including in his recent Wednesday Audiences and the 2019 document on Human Fraternity, which he signed jointly with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar. We will focus our discussion on Fratelli Tutti in light of these teachings and in the greater context of Tradition and Catholic Social Teaching.
The main presenters are contributors to Where Peter Is, a website devoted to faithfully explaining and promoting the teaching of the pope. As with Pope Francis’ previous documents, there will likely be a great number of hastily-written headlines and misinformation about this document.
We believe that the Holy Spirit wants to speak to the Church through this new encyclical so we invite you to take part in this inaugural discussion of its message.
We hope this first look will help Catholics understand Fratelli Tutti in the context of our Tradition, and we want to help facilitate its reception in the minds and hearts of the faithful.
We hope you’ll join us!
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This event is supporting ‘The Pontifical Missions Society in the United States.’
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