The Francis Factor

The Francis Factor

October 4, 2013

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

On October 1, Georgetown University hosted a panel to discuss the influence of Pope Francis’ leadership on American public life six months after his election. The discussion was moderated by John Carr, director of the new Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. He was joined by PBS NewsHour’s Mark Shields; Kim Daniels, a spokeswoman for the Catholic bishops; Alexia Kelley, representing Catholic philanthropists; and columnist David Brooks of the New York Times and the NewsHour.