Marywood University to Host Lecture Series on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter


SCRANTON, PA (January 20, 2016)-Marywood University’s department of campus ministry, the science department, and the theology department will sponsor a lecture series on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si (Praised Be You): A Conversation on the Care of “Our Common Home.”  The Inaugural lecture will be given by Rabbi Daniel Swartz of Temple Hesed on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Room A. This event is free and open to the public.


Pope Francis said in his Encyclical Letter, “I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”


Additional spring 2016 lectures will be announced and include: Care for the Poor andCare for the Earth. For additional information about the lecture series on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter, please contact Sr. Catherine Luxner, IHM, director of campus ministry, at (570) 961-4703, or email