The Center for Ethics and Culture was pleased to cosponsor the Papal Pilgrimage made by more than 500 students, faculty, and staff from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross to see Pope Francis and participate in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia September 26-27. Senior Sorin Fellow Michael Infantine spoke with Associate Director Ryan Madison about this historic visit:
“The Holy Father’s great concern for the youth, which is constantly evident in his speeches, explains his desire to encourage the renewal of an authentic marriage culture. Pope Francis offers an alternative vision to the ‘revolution in customs and morals’ that he sees in our culture by proclaiming that authentic freedom and the common good are rooted in the Church’s understanding of marriage,” he said.
Madison continued, “As the Pope made clear, he is coming to the U.S. to participate in the Eighth World Meeting of Families and to proclaim those truths about the intrinsic good of authentic family life and the great need for us in the United States to work towards building up a true marriage culture. The Center for Ethics and Culture is proud to be sending students to Philadelphia to participate in the Eighth World Meeting of Families and see Pope Francis.”