Kerry Kennedy to Discuss Her Book 'Being Catholic Now' at SHU

News Story: February 1, 2009

Kerry Kennedy will return to Sacred Heart University on Thursday evening, March 26, to discuss her New York Times bestseller, Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk about Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning. The 7:30 p.m. lecture in University Commons is free and open to the public.

The daughter of the late Senator and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy is the founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, which works to advance his vision for justice and human rights. Ms. Kennedy brought “Speak Truth to Power” to the University campus last year, including an all-star staging of the play by the same name, in support of the international struggle for human rights. It continues to motivate and inspire the SHU community.

Being Catholic Now is a collection of stimulating essays by 37 well known authors, entertainers and activists. There are contributions from such diverse writers as Anna Quindlen, Bill O’Reilly, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Nancy Pelosi and Martin Sheen. The essays represent a broad range of opinions from people who have been shaped by the Catholic Church, and they share their encounters with their faith, both past and present, in very personal ways.

Ms. Kennedy will address questions from the audience and will sign copies of her book.