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Fr. Matt Malone, SJ
Lessons from Pope Francis Explored by Matt Malone, SJ

Saint Louis University's Bicentennial Lecture Series

April 2, 2018 (St. Louis) - Lessons from Pope Francis on American Politics and Civic Life will be addressed by Father Matt Malone, SJ, on Monday, April 16, 7-8:30 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier College Church. 

A light reception will follow the talk. 

Father Malone's presentation is the second in the four-part lecture series, The Jesuit Influence on American Spirituality, Education and Society, celebrating Saint Louis University’s bicentennial. 

Father Malone is the editor-in-chief of America magazine and president of America Media. At the time of his appointment in 2012, he was the youngest editor-in-chief in America’s history. He also served two years as an associate editor, when he covered foreign policy and domestic politics. He was the recipient of the 2006 first-place Catholic Press Association award for essay writing. From 1995-1997, Fr. Malone was special assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan (D-MA, before serving as the founding deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank. He also has been co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life. His writing has appeared in numerous national and international publications and his work and ideas have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.

Upcoming lectures in the SLU Bicentennial series are: 

  • September 24, Reimagining Health Care: Ignatian Insights for Achieving the Greater Good with Michael Rozier, SJ, a researcher and practitioner of health policy and public health ethics and a member of the USA Central and Southern Province. 
  • November 5: Jesuit Education: Do We Need a New Paradigm?, with Michael Garanzini, SJ, Secretary of Higher Education, Society of Jesus in Rome and Visiting Professor of Research in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, also a member of the USA Central and Southern Province. 

The series is sponsored by the Saint Louis University Bicentennial Committee and the Office of Mission and Identity. For more information, visit their Facebook page or contact jesuitmission@slu.edu.

St. Francis Xavier College Church is located at the corner of Grand and Lindell boulevards in St. Louis. Free parking is available in the Laclede Garage, at Grand and Laclede avenue, about a two-block walk. 





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