Fr. Anthony J. Ciorra to Speak at Sixth Annual CAPP Breakfast

Fr. Anthony J. Ciorra

News Story: November 13, 2013

The Sixth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educators’ Communion Breakfast will take place at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Keynote speaker Fr. Anthony J. Ciorra, Sacred Heart’s assistant vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity will discuss “A Vision for Educators for the Twenty-First Century.”  This annual event is sponsored by CAPP and Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

Mass will take place at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, followed by breakfast in University Commons. A tour of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit will be offered at 8:30 a.m. To register, please call 203-396-8097. The cost to register is $35 per person, and a table of 10 is $300. Spouses and friends welcome.

Prior to his appointment at Sacred Heart, Ciorra was dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University, where he received his Ph.D. in theology, and professor of theology and director of the Center of Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth. In acknowledgment of his ministry in the Church, he was awarded the pontifical honor Pro Eccelsia et Pontifice by Pope John Paul in 1999. The following year, he was given the Caritas Centennial Award and Spirit of Renew Award for his work in lay ministry and interreligious dialogue and ecumenism respectively. He is now actively involved in the creation of inter-religious programs and retreats among Jews, Christians and Muslims. His most recent book is Beauty: A Path to God (Paulist Press, 2013).

CAPP was founded in 1993 to encourage business people, academics and other professionals to study and promote Catholic social teaching. It is named for Pope John Paul’s encyclical of the same name that marked the 100th anniversary of the landmark papal document on social responsibility, Rerum Novarum. The Diocese of Bridgeport is one of three pioneering dioceses in the United States to establish a chapter.