Power and Peril: The Perils of Writing about the Power of the Church

Writing about the empowered and the powerless within the Roman Catholic Church has changed Doug Letson's life. He has met some of the major figures within the Catholic hierarchy, including Joseph Ratzinger, and some of the hierarchy’s most thoughtful critics, including Ernesto Cardenal. Those experiences, he writes, have sometimes been unsettling, sometimes amusing, and always enriching. He discusses his latest book, Power and Peril. For more on Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuits, see www.jesuits.ca and http://ignatianspirituality.com/

Douglas R. Letson, PhD

Past-president of St. Jerome’s University Co-Author of The Jesuit Mystique (1995) Just released Power and Peril: The Catholic Church at the Crossroads (with Michael W. Higgins) Winner of the University of Waterloo’s Distinguished Teacher’s Award (1981) President/Chair of the Board of the Walter Bean Community Trails Corporation Member, Board of Trustees at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener

Friday, March 1, 2002 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University