Forum 19-20: Archbishop Charles Scicluna in Conversation with Students
In the second major event of the 2019-20 Notre Dame Forum series, Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, engaged Notre Dame students and members of the community in a Q&A session Wednesday evening (Nov. 13) in the Dahnke Ballroom of the Duncan Student Center. Archbishop Scicluna leads the Vatican’s fight against sex abuse.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, welcomed the participants and attendees saying, “Inspired by the command of Christ to St. Francis, ‘Rebuild My Church,’ we’re hoping that our discussions can help illuminate a way forward in a challenging time for the Church.”
Father Jenkins called for this year’s forum to examine the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and explore possible reforms. This year’s theme echoes God’s summons to St. Francis of Assisi during a time of Church corruption in the late Middle Ages.
John Allen, veteran Vatican journalist and editor-in-chief of Crux, moderated Wednesday’s gathering and introduced Archbishop Scicluna as one of the 10 most remarkable people in the Catholic Church whom he has ever met.
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Since its establishment in 2005, the Notre Dame Forum has featured major talks by leading authorities on issues of importance to the University, the nation and the larger world, including the challenges and opportunities of globalization, the role of presidential debates, immigration, sustainability and the place of faith in a pluralistic society. The 2019-20 Notre Dame Forum entitled, “‘Rebuild My Church:’ Crisis and Response,” will examine the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.Learn More
November 13, 2019