WASHINGTON, DC – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will participate in a webinar, “Pondering Hiroshima: the Bomb at 75.” The webinar, sponsored by the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America and the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago, will take place at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, exactly 75 years to the day since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. That attack, and the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki three days later on Aug. 9, 1945, killed approximately 200,000. World War II came to a close days later.
Sharing the panel with Archbishop Broglio will be Dr. Andrew J. Bacevich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; Father Drew Christiansen, S.J., Professor of Ethics and Human Development in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; and Dr. Joseph E. Capizzi, Ph.D., Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology at The Catholic University of America.
The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
To register, go here.
Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the webinar on Zoom.
Archbishop Broglio is the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services USA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classics at Boston College, an S.T.B. in Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Archbishop Broglio, Bishop-Secretary of the USCCB, served as a Member of the Board of Directors of CRS from 2009-2011, as chairman of the USCCB Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church Governance and was a member of the Subcommittee for the Defense of Marriage. He is currently a member of the Committee for International Justice and Peace and again a Member of the Board of CRS. Archbishop Broglio also chaired the Task Force charged with planning the 2013 Special Assembly of the Conference and was a member of the Subcommittee for Health Care.