Bishop Lucker Lecture well attended - See photo highlights of the evening

NEW ULM – It was a great turn-out Monday evening, March 7, as faithful from around the diocese gathered for the annual Bishop Lucker Lecture. The topic of the 14th annual lecture pertained to Christian martyrs and how we as faithful can respond.

Well-known Catholic journalist John Allen was the evening’s presenter. His ground-breaking 2013 book, “The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution,” chronicled waves of physical violence, discrimination, and harassment against Christians in many regions of the globe and grappled with their scope.

Allen is well regarded in the United States and abroad for his reporting excellence. He spent 16 years as senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter focusing on the Vatican. He now serves as an associate editor of The Boston Globe and its Crux Web site. He is also CNN’s senior Vatican analyst.

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For those who missed the event, the presentation was recorded and will be available on the Diocese of New Ulm’s Web site within the next couple of weeks. Or, contact the Office of Communications, 507-359-2966;