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Public Dialogue Panelists in Gaston Hall

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 85 Public Dialogues have drawn more than 172,000 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.


U.S. Capitol building

Faith, Politics, and Policy in 2022

A new year brings continuing tests for our faith, politics, and nation. A year after the assault on the U.S. Capitol and 10 months before the 2022 midterm elections, bitter polarization, partisan stalemate, and ideological combat make addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and even…


Pro-life Movement at a Crossroads (Video)

January 18, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes

Whatever Happened to the Common Good? (Video)

December 7, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Catholic Faith, Communion, and Public Life (Video)

November 1, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes