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Dr. Paul F. Lakeland

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Catholic leaders push immigration as pro-life issue

Article reports on a statement challenging pro-life members of the House of Representatives to view immigration reform as a pro-life issue. Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., listed as influential supporter and signee as well as Dr. Paul Lakeland and other prominent scholars at Jesuit institutions.

Published in National Catholic Reporter on 1/21/15

Fairfield University to dedicate St. Robert Bellarmine statue

Fairfield University in Connecticut will dedicate a statue of its patron saint, Jesuit St. Robert Bellarmine, in a ceremony coinciding with its 2014 Bellarmine Lecture. Jesuit Father Michael Fahey, scholar in residence at Fairfield and former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, will speak about St. Bellarmine's relevance today. "It's a unique occasion, to have the annual Bellarmine Lecture coincide with the dedication of a splendid new statue of St. Robert Bellarmine, Jesuit, cardinal and doctor of the church," said Paul F. Lakeland, Ph.D., the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies and director of the Center for Catholic Studies.

Published in Society of Jesus website, on 1/27/14

First Jesuit elected Pope

Paul F. Lakeland, Ph.D., the Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies, and director of Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies, was interviewed for WNPR's newscast about Pope Francis I.

Appeared on WNPR/Connecticut Public Broadcasting on 3/14/13

New Pope brings many firsts for Catholic Church

Dr. Paul Lakeland offers his thoughts on Pope Francis I. "When Cardinal Bergoglio became Pope Francis yesterday, the Catholic Church experienced a few firsts. For one, he is the first Latin American pope. "One of the great challenges to the Catholic church is that, although there are two thirds of Catholics who now live in the global south, the sort of consciousness of the church in Rome remains overwhelmingly Euro-Centric," said Dr. Paul Lakeland, Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies Director."

Appeared on WTNH-TV, ABC affiliate in Connecticut on 3/14/13

Pope Francis brings firsts

"His choice of name, I think, is remarkable," said Paul Lakeland, chair of Catholic Studies at Fairfield (Conn.) University, a Jesuit school. "It's a way of striking out on his own. What does St. Francis mean to the church? He means poverty. He means humility. He means reform for the church. Whatever the cardinals were thinking in electing Bergoglio, they were thinking that reform will be one of his responsibilities."

Published in The Journal News on 3/13/13

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