Recently, Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies partnered with the American Jewish Committee to sponsor a symposium on poverty. I linked previously to Melinda Henneberger's column in the Washington Post that discusses the event, and NCR's own Jerry Filteau will have a fuller report on the symposium in the near future. But, IPRCS, where I am a visiting fellow, has now posted some videos of the symposium. You can find them by clicking here.
The first video shows Bishop Denis Madden whom I had not known until I started working on this event but, as you will see in the video, is a man whose apostolic sensibility is evident not only in the fact of apostolic succession, but in his manner, his devotion to the Lord Jesus, and his willingness to bring the Gospel to all, as witnessed by his discussion about a recent meeting with gang members. Not sure I can think of many people, let alone bishops, who have met recently with gang members! But, be sure to check out the other fine presentations as well. It was a great event, hopefully the first of many collaborations with our friends at AJC.