New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will speak about “Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism” at Villanova University on Tuesday, April 10. The talk will be held at the university’s Charles Widger School of Law, Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons, beginning at 4 p.m.

It is sponsored by the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova.

Douthat is an opinion columnist covering politics, religion, moral values and higher education for the New York Times, which he joined in 2009 as an op-ed columnist.

He is the author of “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” (2012) and “Privilege: Harvard and Education of the Ruling Class” (2005), and a co-author of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (2008).

Currently Douthat is also the film critic for National Review magazine and previously was a senior editor at the Atlantic magazine.