Catholics in Conversation: "The Clergy Abuse and Cover up Crisis" with Anne Hansen and Dr. Michael Horan


The Center for Religion & Spirituality invites you to this public discussion facilitated by Ignatians West executive director Anne Hansen and LMU theologian Michael Horan, Ph.D.

The clergy sexual abuse crisis is once again in the headlines. We continue to read troubling and shocking details of abuse, cover up, and of the pain suffered by the victims. Feelings of anger, confusion, fear, grief and disbelief emerge. What can we do as individuals and as a Church to ensure this never happens again? You are invited to participate in an honest conversation exploring the clergy abuse and cover up crisis. Light refreshments will be provided.

The aim of Catholics in Conversation is to bring together concerned, thoughtful and committed individuals to discuss difficult topics, to listen to one another, to seek new perspectives and to discover how each of us can be agents of change in our own communities.

To Attend
This two-part forum is free and open to the public; RSVP is requested (click Register button). The first session (Nov 7) will provide the opportunity for participants to listen to one another and begin to articulate questions and key concerns. The second session (Nov 15) will build on what emerged and will focus on imagining and constructing a path forward. It is recommended that you attend both sessions as they are meant to build on one another. For further information, please contact the Center at 310-338-2799 or

'Crisis' Web page
The Center maintains a Web page with upcoming events, information, and resources on the unfolding clergy abuse crisis. Click here to view.

About the Facilitators
Anne Hansen, M.A. is executive director of Ignatians West (formerly Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Los Angeles), a nonprofit service organization affiliated with the Society of Jesus and a project of Community Partner.

Michael Horan, Ph.D. is professor Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, specializing in Religious Education and Pastoral Theology. A national speaker on topics in education and ministry, Dr. Horan holds a special interest in the preparation of lay ministers for leadership in the Catholic church.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:45pm

University Hall, 1859
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.