How Catholics Came to Endorse Democracy

What that Means for the Global Church

April 5, 2023
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. EDT
Location: Healy Hall Riggs Library Map

Drawing on his recent book, Catholicism: A Global History from the French Revolution to Pope Francis (2022), John McGreevy, the provost of the University of Notre Dame, explored the surprising history of Catholics and democracy in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. This Berkley Center Lecture addressed how ideas of representation have circulated from the political to the religious realm (and back again) with powerful ramifications for the contemporary global church. Berkley Center Director Thomas Banchoff provided introductory remarks. A reception followed the event.

Public Health Measures: This event took place in-person at Georgetown University, which required all visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to attest to having a medical or religious exemption from being vaccinated. All visitors completed the COVID-19 visitor registration for this event.

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