When: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (4 pm reception; 4:30 pm presentation with Q&A to follow)
Where: WEASLER AUDITORIUM (1506 W. Wisconsin Avenue)
Presenter: Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton
Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton is a retired auxiliary bishop of the Detroit archdiocese. He has been a powerful voice for the rights of women and homosexuals in the Church and has advocated for victims of clergy abuse. Bishop Gumbleton has traveled around the world calling for an end to war and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has met with victims of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Israel, Palestine and throughout the world. He is a co-author of the 1983 U. S. Catholic Bishops' Conference Pastoral Letter, "The Challenge of Peace." Bishop Gumbleton is a founding member and past president of Pax Christi USA (the American Catholic peace movement) and is also founder and former president of Bread for the World.
Among his many awards and honorary degrees are the 2007 Detroit Spirit of MLK Award and numerous lifetime achievement awards for peacemaking. He served as pastor of St. Leo Parish, an inner city parish in Detroit, from 1983-2007 and is currently traveling through Haiti with members of his team.
Campus parking is available at either the 749 N. 16th Street or 1240 West Wells Street structures for a fee of $5.
Contact the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality with questions at 414-288-4545 or FaberCenter@marquette.edu.