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Podesta's "Catholic Spring" participant Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga - Did he order Pizza?

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Date: 2015-10-27 20:11
Subject: Fwd: Details for Nov. 2nd Discussion with Cardinal Rodriguez

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From: John Carr <>
Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 5:44 PM
Subject: Details for Nov. 2nd Discussion with Cardinal Rodriguez
Cc: Caitlin Devine <>, Angela Miller McGraw <

Dear John,

I wish to thank you for your participation in the discussion with Cardinal
Rodríguez on Monday, November 2 at Georgetown Law Center Hart Auditorium. We
are delighted and honored that you will be a part of this timely and
important discussion. I am following up on your communication with Peter
Byrne. This email includes information on the program, logistics and
related matter. Here is how we have been describing the discussion:

Pope Francis' Environmental Encyclical: Protecting the Planet and the Poor

A Conversation with Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez

Monday, November 2, 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Hart Auditorium

Georgetown Law Center

*Purpose and Focus:*

Pope Francis' environmental encyclical *Laudato Si* makes a powerful moral
case for the dual obligation to care for creation and care for the poor.
Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez is a key advisor to Pope Francis, chair of his
Council of Cardinals. As the first cardinal from Honduras, he knows
firsthand the damaging human impact from environmental degradation and
leads the church’s efforts to defend the life and dignity of the poor.

Following the conversation with Cardinal Rodríguez, which will be moderated
by John Carr, director of Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public
Life, members of Georgetown Law Center will respond.

- Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International
Law, member of United Nations Environment Programme's International
Advisory Council on Environmental Justice.

- John Podesta, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, former Counselor to
President Barack Obama on climate change and energy policy.

*Background Information*:

Cardinal Rodríguez will not be giving a formal presentation, but will be
responding to series of questions from me as moderator. I will send you
some preliminary questions I plan to raise with him on the topic. I
included a link to a video that was shot at Georgetown University featuring
Cardinal Rodríguez discussing Pope Francis' views on climate change and
environmental issues. This indicates some of the tone and content of his
likely responses and may be useful for you as you prepare your remarks.

Since it may be difficult to anticipate how best to respond to Cardinal
Rodríguez, I suggest you might focus your 10-12 minute reflection on your
response to the Encyclical
What are its most important messages? Given your experience, what are its
potential impacts?

I will be introducing you and Edith Weiss. Please send me information on
what you'd like to be emphasized in a brief, relatively informal
introduction. What parts of your work, affiliations, education, family do
you wish me to lift up as I introduce you?

Here is an outline of the session:

3:45 pm – Arrive at green room adjacent to stage of Hart Auditorium to get
mic'd and go over last minute details

4:00 pm – Discussion begins in Hart Auditorium

4:05 pm – Peter Byrne, Faculty Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and
Policy Institute calls the session to order, welcomes people and
introduces topic and John Carr

4:10 pm – John Carr introduces Cardinal Rodríguez and begins a structured
conversation, asking a series of questions

4:40 pm – John Carr invites Edith Brown Weiss and John Podesta to join
Cardinal Rodríguez and him on the stage and introduces them

4:45 pm – Edith Brown Weiss gives remarks

4:57 pm – John Podesta gives remarks

5:10 pm – Questions from the audience

5:30 pm – Closing

5:35 - 6:30 – A reception begins immediately in the Hart Auditorium lobby

We encourage you to invite family, friends, colleagues, and others who
would be interested to the reception and discussion. They may RSVP here

I have attached a speaker release form for photographic purposes. Please
sign and return to

Thank you for your leadership and for your participation in this important
discussion. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by
email or on my cell 240-988-6276 or Caitlin Devine, copied here, or on her
cell 610-202-4501.

We look forward to a great discussion.


*John Carr*
*Director, Initiative on *
*Catholic Social Thought and Public Life*
*Georgetown University*
*202-687-1599 <202-687-1599>*


Dan said...

Nothing to see here. Move along. Plastics in environmental after all.... Also rumor has it that Hillary's people were impressed by Serena Williams' advocating against sexism shown during her recent tennis loss. Ms. Williams is being considered as a possible running mate for Hillary's next presidential run. The campaign slogan will be "If we lose, you'll regret it!"

Johnno said...

Well we know that Francis was there 'in spirit' at Podesta's pervy parties.

C. LaSalle said...

Here on the west coast of Canada environmentalism is part of our culture. It becomes a serious problem when it becomes you "god."

The salvation of our souls is what will get us to heaven and hopefully become saints as well.

It doesn't have to be an either/or, it can be a both/and.