Catholic Social Thought and Democratic Civil Society in Ukraine
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For decades the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has been at the forefront of the struggles for independence and democratic civil society in Ukraine. In this lecture, Archbishop Borys Gudziak, the newly enthroned metropolitan archbishop of Philadelphia, examined the role of Catholic social thought in the engagement of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in public life in Ukraine and throughout the Ukrainian diaspora.
A native of Syracuse, New York, who previously served as bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Paris, Archbishop Gudziak is the founder, long-time rector, and now president of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in L’viv, Ukraine. This public lecture served as the culmination of a UCU delegation’s week-long visit to Georgetown University.
A reception followed the lecture.
This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.
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Fr. Drew Christansen welcomes guests to the Jesuit Residence, where the event was held.
Thomas Banchoff introduces Archbishop Gudziak.
Archbishop Gudziak gives a lecture on the topic of "Catholic Social Thought and Democratic Civil Society in Ukraine."
Archbishop Gudziak and Jose Casanova engage in a conversation.
Audience question for Archbishop Gudziak.
Audience engagement in the discussion.