Austen Ivereigh, one of the leading interpreters of the Francis papacy, is a British Catholic writer, journalist and commentator best known for his bestselling authoritative biography, The Great Reformer: Francis and the making of a radical pope (Henry Holt/Picador 2014/2015)
pope Francis & the future of the catholic church
a conversation with dr. austen ivereigh
When:November 22, 2019
Where: Saint mary of the lake (School Hall)
1026 W. Buena Avenue
Chicago, IL . 60613
time: reception 6:30pm (wine & cheese)
7:00pm - dr. austen ivereigh
8:00pm book signing
Tickets: $50 which includes a hard copy of austen's new book,
(additional copies for friends & family available at the event)
tickets can be purchased on eventbrite or at the door.
proceeds to saint mary of the lake faith formation
in attempting to create a more welcoming, attentive church that speaks to human concerns of God's mercy, history's first latin american pope has stirred deep-seated fears among some, surrendering to the modern world and tearing up tradition. as he faces rebellions over his treatment of divorced catholics and concerns over issues such as migration and climate change and a firestorm of criticism over the church's record on sexual abuse, francis emerges as a leader of remarkable vision and skill with a relentless spiritual focus.