The Future ChurchJohn Allen Jr., a senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and author of The Future Church: How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at The O’Shaughnessy on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University.

Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored jointly by St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. Tickets are required to ensure seating. They now are available at the University of St. Thomas Box Office, located in the lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center, or by calling The O’Shaughnessy ticket office, (651) 690-6700, between noon and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

In addition to his work with the National Catholic Reporter, Allen is known as the Vatican analyst for CNN and as a prolific author on church issues. His other books include All the Pope’s Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks, and a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.

An American journalist based in Rome, Allen has worked for the National Catholic Reporter since 1967. His weekly column about world Catholicism is called “All Things Catholic.” Prior to mid-2006, it was known as “The Word from Rome.”

A review of Allen’s book, The Future Church, appeared Oct. 20 in St. Kate’s News.