Foley Lecture Series

John L. Allen Jr. is associate editor of CRUX, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

He is a senior Vatican analyst for CNN, and was a correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter for 16 years.  He has written nine books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs, and also is a popular speaker on Catholicism both in the United States and internationally. 

The London Tablet has called him“the most authoritative writer on Vatican affairs in the English language,” and renowned papal biographer George Weigel has called him “the best Anglophone Vatican reporter ever.” Veteran religion writer Kenneth Woodward of Newsweek described John as “the journalist other reporters – and not a few cardinals – look to for the inside story on how all the pope’s men direct the world’s largest church.”

THE LECTURE IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.