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WH-16 Middle East Politics: Christians, Crusades, and Controversies

What were the crusades all about? How do they figure into Middle East politics with ISIS, Syria, Russia, and Iran today? What role did St. Francis play centuries ago and how about Pope Francis today? The Middle East remains a puzzle to many. Fr. Dave has led 12 annual archaeological pilgrimages to the Middle East and will share how some ancient events cause modern problems; with plenty of time for your questions. Fr

Fr. Dave Heney - Wed., April 5 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-18 White House Photographer

Barbara Recchia was the official White House Photographer in the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and first president Bush administrations, and had a close-up and personal inside view of White House politicians. Barbara has many stories to tell, and photographs to show! She will present a unique view of White House events from her own deep Catholic experience.

Barbara Recchia - Mon., March 27 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-20 Pope Francis, Global Warming, and Film

All three amazingly come together in this compelling talk by Loyola Marymount Professor of Film and Television Production, Fr. Luis Proenca. Pope Francis has given clear Church blessings to paying attention to our environment. What does that mean for you now? This talk will present the Pope’s ideas through compelling and dramatic film and video.

Fr. Luis Proenca - Thurs., April 6 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-17 What Did Pope Francis Mean by That?

Pope Francis continues to remake Church policies at press conferences and informal conversations with startling announcements—or does he? What is Pope Francis really thinking? We are fortunate to have the very best and most trusted commentator on Vatican events to guide us. Learn the latest inside news and Papal thinking from Senior CNN Vatican analyst John Allen. Learn how to reply when friends ask “What did the Pope mean by that?”

John Allen - Tues., March 7 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-19 For God & Country: Is America a Christian Nation?

How did the founders understand the place of God and religion in 1776? What does it mean to be a “nation under God?” What exactly is “freedom of religion?” In a vast new country with no police force, they knew that in churches our citizens would learn morals that would make living in a pluralistic society possible …and peaceful! Come hear Fr. Bill make this controversial topic of church and state relations clear and compelling.

Fr. Bill Nicholas - Thurs., March 2 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno