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Public Dialogues

The Initiative hosts civil and substantive Public Dialogues on the implications of Catholic social thought in public life and on key domestic and international policy issues involving respected policymakers, journalists, scholars, religious leaders, and other experts. More than 60 Public Dialogues have drawn more than 20,000 people to hear diverse perspectives on faith and politics, Pope Francis’ leadership, poverty and economics, immigration and environment, human life and dignity, terrorism and peace, roles of women in the Church and society, and other global topics.


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Faith and the Faithful in a Time of National Crisis and New Leadership

On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by a mob misled and incited by Donald Trump, the forty-fifth president of the United States, and the following week in that same building will be the site of the inauguration of the forty-sixth U.S. president, Joe Biden. In this moment of horror and…


Faith and the Faithful in a Time of National Crisis and New Leadership (Video)

January 14, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes

Killing in Our Name: Federal Executions and Pro-life Witness (Video)

January 8, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

The McCarrick Report: Findings, Lessons, and Directions (Video)

December 10, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes