Funny. I don’t remember this crowd throwing a party for the recent twentieth anniversary of Centesimus Annus and singing the praises of its endorsement of capitalism and the market economy.
More than 300 high school students will take part in a day-long conference and a retired official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will give an evening lecture as the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and other Catholic organizations celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s historic encyclical, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth.) on Thursday, April 18.
The students from around the Archdiocese will take part in “New Hope for the World: Called by Our Faith to Be Peacemakers” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The conference will consist of prayer, presentations, workshops, and reflection, all focused on how our youth can promote the life and dignity of all, providing “new hope to the world,” as proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI in his 2012 World Day of Peace Message.
That evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Cintas, John Carr will share the timeless vision of Peace on Earth, promoted from Pope John XXIII to Pope Benedict XVI, and encourage ongoing efforts to promote life, peace, and justice for all. He will also explore the implications of the election of Pope Francis on the Church’s efforts to live out Pacem in Terris in our time.