Guest Host: Rebecca Sheir

John Garvey, right, President of The Catholic University of America, greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after the University’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to celebrate the opening of the school year.

John Garvey, right, President of The Catholic University of America, greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after the University’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to celebrate the opening of the school year.

The flagship university of the U.S. Catholic Church sits in D.C.’s fast-changing Brookland neighborhood, with 6,000 students and many of the same concerns about enrollment and tuition that face all universities. But its student body is 80 percent Catholic and its president weighs in publicly on faith and social policy issues — like opposing elements of D.C.’s non-discrimination laws. We talk with the school’s third lay president since it opened in 1889.

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  • John Garvey President, The Catholic University of America

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