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E.J. Dionne speaking to audience at Salt and Light Gathering

Salt and Light Gatherings

The Initiative regularly brings together young Catholics in Washington to explore links between faith, Catholic social thought, and their lives and work, especially on public policy. These unique Salt and Light Gatherings are for Catholics under 40 years old who work on Capitol Hill or in the administration, other branches of government, or public policy organizations. They are held in the Capitol or at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, with presentations and discussion on a critical topic, opportunities for networking, and a happy hour and reception.


Elderly person in a hospital bed holds hands with elderly caregiver.

Care for the Whole Person, Care for All People

Matters of life, death, and vulnerability are at the heart of the everyday work of those in the medical professions, and ethical, spiritual, and social issues are embedded in these vocations of care. As practitioners navigate difficult decisions with patients, they must rely on solid principles to…


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