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Conversion of St John XXIII

The Conversion of Saint John XXIII:
From Roncalli to the First Pope of the Contemporary World?

  David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. He came by all these vocations during a long sojourn in Rome in the 1980s. It was there that he got his start in journalism, working first for an English-language daily and then for Vatican Radio. He is currently a national reporter for Religion News Service and was in Rome to cover the recent conclave for RNS. In addition to this, he has produced several documentaries and has written two books on the Catholic Church, the most recent of which is a 2006 biography of Pope Benedict.

Simone Campbell, S.S.S.
Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic social and economic justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is the former Superior of her religious community, the Sisters of Social Service.Though she has spent more than three decades on the front lines in public policy work, Simone is perhaps best known as the founder of Nuns on the Bus, which called attention to the pressing need for immigration reform. She is currently working on a memoir called A Nun on the Bus, coming out in the spring next year.

Drew Christiansen, S.J.
Father Drew Christiansen is a priest and member of the Society of Jesus. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Theology Department at Boston College. Prior to this, he served first as associate editor, then as editor-in-chief, at America magazine.In addition, he directed the Office of International Justice and Peace for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame and the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, teaching courses on peacemaking and reconciliation.In January 2014, he will continue his career in the field of international peacemaking when he becomes Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Human Development at Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

Massimo Faggioli

Massimo Faggioli is a historian who teaches in the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Massimo is the author of five books in Italian and in English, including the very warmly reviewed Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning, as well as True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium. Beyond his appointment at St. Thomas and his frequent appearance as a guest lecturer throughout North America and Europe, Massimo has worked as a researcher at the highly esteemed John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna, as well as at the University of Tubingen in Germany and Laval University in Quebec.He is currently at work on a study exploring modes and patterns of Church governance since Vatican II.



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