Tony Norman to Speak on Faith, Fear and Politics

September 1, 2016
By Joyce Rothermel

tumblr_inline_ocqmm0scep1rje6dk_540Tony Norman, Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is set to kick off the 2016 Fall Speakers’ Series of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at 7 PM at the Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in Allison Park (beside LaRoche College and behind the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Divine Providence).

Norman will speak on “Faith, Fear and Politics: How to Keep a Clear Conscience on Election Day.” He is an award winning columnist and journalism professor at Chatham University. Norman is well known for forthright opinion pieces on timely issues regarding race, culture, peace and justice. His presentation will be just in time to share his incisive and informed views on how to approach this year’s presidential election from a faith perspective.

The fee for the upcoming talk is $20. Pre-registrations can be made by sending $20 to the Association of Pittsburgh Priests at P.O. Box 2106, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. Participants can also register at the door the evening of the talk.

Other speakers in the series are Jame Schafer, PhD who will speak on “Ecological Conversion, Developing Virtuous Communities” on Thursday, Oct. 27; Robert Mickens whose topic is “The Impact of Pope Francis on the Church in Rome, the Bishops around the World, and the People in the Pews” on Monday, Nov. 7; and finally, Tina Whitehead will address “Seeing the Other” on Monday, Dec. 5.

To register for the complete series, send $65 to the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. For more information and questions, contact Fr. John Oesterle at 412-232-7512 or

Joyce Rothermel is the Chair of the Church Renewal Committee of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests.


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