Marywood University to host second lecture on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter

For Abington Journal | March 1st, 2016 4:38 pm

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s campus ministry office, the science department, and the theology department will host the second lecture in the series on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si (Praised Be You): A Conversation on the Care of “Our Common Home,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Swartz Center Room B, in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, on the university’s campus. This event is free and open to the public.

During the second lecture, Care for the Poor, a panel will discuss issues including: The spread of hunger, the increase of economic disparity, the lack of access to medical care and the lack of access to resources.

Pope Francis said in his Encyclical Letter, “We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it.”

Additional spring 2016 lectures and events will be announced, including Care for the Earth and Reconnecting to the Earth Tree Planting.

For additional information about the lecture series, contact Mary Ann Smith, lab instructor in the science department at Marywood University, at 570-348-6211, ext. 2528, or email

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Information provided by Marywood University.