News release from the University of Saint Francis:
Los Angeles Archbishop to Speak in Fort Wayne May 14
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles will deliver free public lecture at University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.
(May 7, 2015) – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, the fifth Archbishop of Los Angeles and the highest ranking Hispanic bishop in the United States, will deliver a free public lecture in Fort Wayne on the life and work of Dorothy Day. The lecture will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.
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Gomez’ lecture is titled “A Time for Saints: Dorothy Day and the 20th Century.” From the Great Depression to the Civil Rights movement to the struggle for immigrant rights, Day’s struggle to put into practice Catholic Social Teaching challenged American society to live up to its ideals and those of the gospel. Archbishop Gomez will reflect on the work of this remarkable woman and discuss her impact on the 20th century and today.
No tickets are required for Archbishop Gomez’ lecture, and parking is free that evening across the street from the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. Parking will also be available in nearby church parking lots.
For more information about Archbishop Gomez’ lecture as well as the May 13-15 Dorothy Day conference at the University of Saint Francis, visit dorothyday.sf.edu.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.