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March 13, 2019 - Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College.  Cummings will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” at both 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Burke Auditorium of the McGowan School of Business, corner of N. River and W. Union Streets, Wilkes-Barre.

The Moreau Lecture series at King’s is named in honor of Blessed Father Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, which established and sponsors King’s College.

A nationally recognized expert on Pope Francis and Catholicism, Cummings is the author of “New Women of the Old Faith” and the soon to be released “A Saint of Our Own: How A Quest for A Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American.” 

Cummings teaches classes on the history of women, Catholicism, sanctity, and American religion at Notre Dame as well as overseeing the History of Women Religious, an academic organization devoted to the historical study of Catholic sisters.

The Moreau Lectures Series, sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross at King’s, brings renowned theologians to the campus to address issues of social justice, peace, morality and Catholic identity as well as other subjects relevant to the lives of students, Catholics, and all other people concerned with the significant issues facing the Church and society.

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings