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Interdisciplinary Faculty Offer Interpretations of Pope
SHU News (2016)
  • Bronwyn Cross-Denny
An interdisciplinary panel of Sacred Heart University faculty members came together recently to offer their respective interpretations of “The Joy of Love: Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation.” Pope Francis drafted the 256-page document following two synods (gatherings of bishops) at the Vatican, and it represents his reflections on those assemblies. His focus is on pastoral ministry—marriage, family, relationships and love.

Michelle Loris, professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, served as moderator for the discussion. Panelists included the Rev. Anthony Ciorra, assistant vice president of Mission & Catholic Identity; Bronwyn Cross-Denny, chair of the Department of Social Work; Colleen Butler-Sweet, assistant professor, Department of Sociology; Ciara Leydon, associate professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology; and Thomas Hurley, adjunct instructor, Department of Catholic Studies.
  • Pope Francis,
  • Catholic Studies,
  • Pastoral Ministry
Publication Date
June 1, 2016
Citation Information
Sacred Heart University (2017, June 1). Interdisciplinary Faculty Offer Interpretations of Pope. SHU News site. Retrieved from