The Future of the Church Agenda

The Inaugural Kate O’Beirne Event

The Future of the Church: Synod, Scandal, and Solace

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C.

Event Page  |  Video  |  Speakers



Mary Rice Hasson

Director, Catholic Women’s Forum, Kate O’Beirne Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center


Remembering Kate O’Beirne

Kathryn Jean Lopez

Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

Editor-at-large, National Review


Keynote Speaker

George Weigel

Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center



Katie Prejean McGrady

Author, youth minister, international speaker, U.S. young adult Pre-Synod delegate

Read Katie’s remarks here.

Rev. Msgr. Robert Panke

Director of Priest Formation, Rector of St. John Paul II Seminary



Moderated by Mary Rice Hasson


Reception to follow.


Hosted by

The Catholic Women’s Forum, 

a program of The Ethics and Public Policy Center