E.J. Dionne in New Ro tomorrow

20070416_dionne_3.jpgThe omnipresent political and social commentator E.J. Dionne will speak tomorrow evening (June 29) at 7:30 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 10 Mill Road, in New Rochelle.

He’ll be talking about Catholic involvement in political life. He’ll address the Catholic bishops’ recent document, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Reflections on Catholic Teaching and Political Life,” and will certainly promote his own new book, “Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right.”

The event is free and open to the public.

It’s being sponsored by the Upper Room, a group of progressive Catholics with ties to the College of New Rochelle.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.