Rev. J. Bryan Hehir to speak on social justice May 6

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is honored to welcome the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir to the Twin Cities for a challenging and inspiring address on social justice and the Catholic Church.

Hehir is president of Catholic Charities U.S.A. and a national expert on issues of poverty and justice. For 35 years he has worked to help the church relate to American society in a way that guarantees the ministry of justice and peace. He has served as an adviser to international organizations addressing social policy, human rights and peace and has taught on these subjects at Georgetown University and Harvard. Before joining Catholic Charities U.S.A. in 2001, Hehir served as dean of the Harvard Divinity School.

With the new challenges confronting our local and world communities, consideration of the church’s role in society has never been more important.  Hehir’s talk titled "Poverty: The Church’s Call to Action" will address questions many Catholics have been asking: How can I, as a Catholic, work to create more just and peaceful communities? What is the role of the church in this effort?

Please join Catholic Charities at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, at St. Patrick Church, 6820 St.

Patrick’s Lane, Edina.

For more information, please call (612) 664-8565.