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Event Postponed Until Further Notice

"Racial Justice and the Demands of Discipleship:
Realizing Pope Francis' Vision for the Church"
with Dr. Bryan Massingale

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, Xavier University of Louisiana

Friday April 17:  6:00 PM Refreshments in nearby Qatar Annex; 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Drexel Chapel
Saturday April 18:  8:00 AM Refreshments in nearby Qatar Annex; 9:00 AM-Noon Drexel Chapel


  • Please register at  
  • Free and open to the public.  
  • Free parking available.  
  • Bring your friends or a group from your church.  
  • Flyer
  • For more information, call (504) 520-7691.   

Dr. Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, is one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. 

This event is supported by the Ignatius Roppolo Memorial Endowment which was established by Msgr. Douglas Doussan, Matthew Rousso and Father Douglas Brougher to honor Msgr. Roppolo who served the sick and the poor and exercised collaborative leadership. Archbishop Gregory Aymond wrote recently that Msgr. Roppolo was "a beloved priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans who ... had a pastoral heart and truly gave of his life in a collegial and collaborative way to strengthen the church among us."

This event is co-sponsored by Xavier's Institute for Black Catholic Studies and Center for Justice, Equity, and the Human Spirit and by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.