Tobin Lecture to focus on local poverty issues

[Press Release from Portland Archdiocese]

The annual Tobin Lecture will be held on Saturday, November 15 at All Saints Parish (NE 39 & Glisan) in Portland. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The keynote speaker for this year’s lecture will be Ralph McCloud, national Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops. The title of the lecture will be “Hear the Voice of the Poor: Standing in Solidarity with the Poor in Our Community.” There will also be a panel of leaders from low-income communities. After the keynote there will be an opportunity for small group dialogue on specific poverty issues facing the local community.

The Tobin Lecture commemorates the life and work of Monsignor Thomas Tobin, whose life’s work was dedicated to social justice and liturgical reform. Monsignor Tobin served as Pastor at All Saints Parish for 28 years, 1942 – 1970.

Robert McCloud became national Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in January 2008. He was previously the head of the Department for Community and Pastoral Services in the Diocese of Fort Worth from 1995 – 2007. He also headed the Diocese of Fort Worth’s ministry for African American ministries beginning in 1990. He has served as a board member of the Roundtable, the National Association of Diocesan Social Ministry Directors.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the United States bishops’ anti-poverty program, which funds community organizing and economic development projects that address root causes of poverty in the United States.

The Tobin Lecture is free and all are invited to attend.


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