Can Francis Change the Church?
February 21, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Thomas Sweetser, a Jesuit, has worked for 35 years in evaluation/renewal of Catholic parishes across the country. In 2011, he sought to interview practicing and non-practicing Catholics, between the ages of 20-80, regarding their honest perception of the Church. In the meantime, Pope Francis was elected. Waiting several years after the election, he interviewed the same people again. Some had stayed, some had left. Their voiced opinions touched on the hot-button issues such as: women, sex abuse, hierarchy, clericalism and deep desire for authentic spirituality.
Author, Thomas Sweetser, SJ, will explore his current opinion of the state of affairs in the church.
“…local parishes cannot afford to ignore.” – Dianne Bergant, CSA
“…a revelatory presentation and analysis.” – Brett C. Hoover, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University