The College invites the public to watch a live stream of the Pope's historic address to a joint session of Congress, followed by a panel discussion featuring St. Scholastica faculty, students, and staff, at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Pope Francis is scheduled to address Congress in Washington, D.C. at about 8:20 a.m. central standard time on Thursday, Sept. 24. The College will feature a live feed of the event on a large screen in its Mitchell Auditorium.
Participants are invited to stay after the address and take part in a Q&A and discussion panel that will include Kevin Vaughan, director of Catholic Studies; Denise Starkey, associate professor and chair of Theology and Religious Studies; St. Scholastica Monastery Sister Edith Bogue; student Ixayana Gonzales, Catholic Studies major; and Nathan Langer, Director of Campus Ministry.
The Pope is scheduled to arrive in the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Next week's visit will mark the first time a sitting Pope has addressed Congress. The speech will be one of only four slated to be given in English during his U.S. visit, with the remaining 14 to be in his native Spanish. The address can be viewed at: http://www.speaker.gov/pope