Archbishop José H. Gomez, the fifth Archbishop of Los Angeles and the highest ranking Hispanic bishop in the United States, will deliver a free public lecture in Fort Wayne on the life and work of Dorothy Day. The lecture will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.
Gomez’ lecture is titled “A Time for Saints: Dorothy Day and the 20th Century.” From the Great Depression to the Civil Rights movement to the struggle for immigrant rights, Day’s struggle to put into practice Catholic Social Teaching challenged American society to live up to its ideals and those of the gospel. Archbishop Gomez will reflect on the work of this remarkable woman and discuss her impact on the 20th century and today.
No tickets are required for Archbishop Gomez’ lecture, and parking is free that evening across the street from the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. Parking will also be available in nearby church parking lots.