John McGreevy

John McGreevy, dean of arts and letters at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture, “The Gesu, St. Joseph’s Prep, and Pope Francis: Notes Toward a More Global Catholic History,” Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu, 18th and Stiles streets in North Philadelphia.

The lecture is part of the Prep’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Church of the Gesu.

A book signing by McGreevy will follow the lecture. Copies of his books, “Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth-Century Urban North” and “Catholicism and American Freedom: A History,” will be available for sale that evening.

For more information or to RSVP, email Bill Conners (class of 1980), director of the Villiger Archives, at