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OUR MISSION

To cultivate an emerging generation of virtuous leaders and empower them to form fully-integrated lives of faith in order to apply the Social Teachings of the Church within their professional and civic lives.

OUR MISSION

To cultivate an emerging generation of virtuous leaders and empower them to form fully-integrated lives of faith in order to apply the Social Teachings of the Church within their professional and civic lives.

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“When Attila the Hun entered Italy in 452 and began to sack and burn cities on his way to Rome, the panicked population, emperor and senate, begged him to go to persuade ferocious marauder to spare the eternal city. Saint Leo the Great courageously took up the charge, met with Attila, and persuaded him to turn around. …Like no pope before him, he raised the prestige of the Church.

He is perhaps most famous, however, for his sermons, especially those on the Lord’s incarnation. …He dedicated all of his enormous talents to describe not just the love of God in choosing to become one of us, but how each of us is called to allow Christ to take up his abode within us through prayer and the sacraments.”

–Fr. Roger Landry

WHY LEONINE?

The Leonine Forum derives its name and inspiration from Saint Leo the Great — who famously persuaded Attila the Hun from sacking Rome — and Pope Leo XIII, progenitor of Catholic Social Teaching and the New Evangelization.

“The gestation of the Church being born today — the Church of the New Evangelization — began in 1878, when Pope Leo XIII was elected. Leo XIII only planted the seeds. But the seeds he sowed — in Catholic biblical studies, in the renewal of Catholic philosophy and theology studies, in creating the social doctrine of the Church, and opening the Church to modern historical studies — eventually bore fruit.”

–George Weigel

“When Attila the Hun entered Italy in 452 and began to sack and burn cities on his way to Rome, the panicked population, emperor and senate, begged him to go to persuade ferocious marauder to spare the eternal city. Leo courageously took up the charge, met with Attila, and persuaded him to turn around. …Like no pope before him, he raised the prestige of the Church.

He is perhaps most famous, however, for his sermons, especially those on the Lord’s incarnation. …He dedicated all of his enormous talents to describe not just the love of God in choosing to become one of us, but how each of us is called to allow Christ to take up his abode within us through prayer and the sacraments.” –Fr. Roger Landry

WHY LEONINE?

The Leonine Forum derives its name and inspiration from Saint Leo the Great — who famously persuaded Attila the Hun from sacking Rome — and Pope Leo XIII, progenitor of Catholic Social Teaching and the New Evangelization.

“The gestation of the Church being born today — the Church of the New Evangelization — began in 1878, when Pope Leo XIII was elected. Leo XIII only planted the seeds. But the seeds he sowed — in Catholic biblical studies, in the renewal of Catholic philosophy and theology studies, in creating the social doctrine of the Church, and opening the Church to modern historical studies — eventually bore fruit.” –George Weigel

OUR PROCESS

Leonine Fellows have the opportunity to develop a fully-integrated professional persona, and enter into a community of like-minded professionals equally committed to the cause of reintroducing the tenets of the Social Teachings of the Church into the political, policy, legal, business, and cultural activities of society.

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PAST SESSION LEADERS

ALFONSO AGUILAR
ALFONSO AGUILARLatino Partnership
ANDREW ABELA
ANDREW ABELACatholic University of America
HADLEY ARKES
HADLEY ARKESJames Wilson Institute
RYAN T. ANDERSON
RYAN T. ANDERSONHeritage Foundation
ARTHUR BROOKS
ARTHUR BROOKSAmerican Enterprise Institute
CHARLES CAMOSY
CHARLES CAMOSYFordham University
JOHN CARR
JOHN CARRGeorgetown University
JOSEPH CAPIZZI
JOSEPH CAPIZZICatholic University of America
JUAN JOSE DABOUB
JUAN JOSE DABOUBThe Daboub Partnership
KYLE DUNCAN
KYLE DUNCANDuncan PLLC
PATRICK DENEEN
PATRICK DENEENUniversity of Notre Dame
BISHOP MARIO DORSONVILLE
BISHOP MARIO DORSONVILLEArchdiocese of Washington
MARY EBERSTADT
MARY EBERSTADTFaith and Reason Institute
THOMAS F. FARR
THOMAS F. FARRReligious Freedom Institute
SEAN FIELER
SEAN FIELEREquinox Partners, LP
JOHN GARVEY
JOHN GARVEYCatholic University of America
MARY HASSON
MARY HASSONCatholic Women's Forum
FRANCIS RUSSELL HITTINGER
FRANCIS RUSSELL HITTINGERUniversity of Tulsa
ROBERT KEITH
ROBERT KEITHCiocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZNational Review Institute
FR. ANTONIO LOPEZ, F.S.C.B
FR. ANTONIO LOPEZ, F.S.C.BPontifical John Paul II Institute
FRAN MAIER
FRAN MAIERArchdiocese of Washington
WILLIAM MATTISON
WILLIAM MATTISONCatholic University of America
WILLIAM MUMMA
WILLIAM MUMMABecket Law
CATHERINE PAKALUK
CATHERINE PAKALUKCatholic University of America
CHAD PECKNOLD
CHAD PECKNOLDCatholic University of America
HON. WILLIAM H. PRYOR, JR.
HON. WILLIAM H. PRYOR, JR.United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
RAMESH PONNURU
RAMESH PONNURUAmerican Enterprise Institute
JAY RICHARDS
JAY RICHARDSCatholic University of America
R. R. RENO
R. R. RENOFirst Things
JONATHAN REYES
JONATHAN REYESUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops
ROBERT ROYAL
ROBERT ROYALFaith and Reason Institute
REV. PAUL SCALIA
REV. PAUL SCALIADiocese of Arlington
William Saunders
William SaundersNational Catholic Prayer Breakfast
CHRISTOPHER WHITE
CHRISTOPHER WHITECrux
STEPHEN WHITE
STEPHEN WHITEEthics and Public Policy Center
REV. THOMAS JOSEPH WHITE, O.P.
REV. THOMAS JOSEPH WHITE, O.P.Pontifical Council of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies
W. BRADFORD WILCOX
W. BRADFORD WILCOXUniversity of Virginia
ANDREAS WIDMER
ANDREAS WIDMERBusch School of Business and Economics
GEORGE WEIGEL
GEORGE WEIGELEthics and Public Policy Center
LUANNE ZURLO
LUANNE ZURLOWorld Fund

OUR LEONINE FELLOWS SAY

“The Leonine Forum has equipped me to integrate Catholic social teaching into my personal life and profession.”

ELISE ITALIANO • 2014 LEONINE FELLOW

“The Leonine Forum is an incredible program that helps cultivate the lives of young professionals. I participated in the Leonine Forum during an important time in my career and am forever grateful for the formation and foundation that it provided me.”

KATE BRYAN • 2015 LEONINE FELLOW

“The Leonine Forum helped show me how to see timeless truths in many of the great and small events happening around us. There’s really no other program like it.”

ALEC TORRES • 2016 LEONINE FELLOW

TESTIMONIES

“The Leonine Forum was an incredible experience. We learned directly from the top leaders at the intersection faith, culture, and public policy. I not only learned more about the deep philosophical tenets of the Catholic faith, but how to apply these tenets to complex public policy issues of this age.”

JULIA SLINGSBY • 2013 LEONINE FELLOW

“If there’s one thing this election has revealed, it’s that there’s a growing majority of Catholics, and young Catholics in particular, who are disaffected by the traditional tug-of-war of partisan politics and looking for new ways to reengage the world around them. The Leonine Forum is one intriguing option.”

CHRISTOPHER WHITE • CATHOLIC VOICES USA

“There’s no such thing as morally neutral law. Every piece of public policy embodies somebody’s values. If it’s going to embody true values, people need to know the truth. The Leonine Forum is teaching the next generation of leaders the truth about man and God, and the role of the state in respecting both.”

RYAN T. ANDERSON • HERITAGE FOUNDATION