The 2018 Cardinal Newman Lecture: Leah Libresco Sargeant

The 2018 Cardinal Newman Lecture: Leah Libresco Sargeant


From Javert to Jesus: An Atheist's Conversion

Thursday, February 8th
7:00 PM

Sr. Jean Multipurpose Room South
Damen Student Center
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

CCIH welcomed Leah Libresco Sargeant to share with us her journey from atheist blogger to Catholic apologist.

Leah grew up as an atheist on Long Island. As a student at Yale University, she picked fights with the most interesting wrong people she could find — which turned out to be the campus Catholics. After reading an awful lot of books, years of late-night debates (the kinds that tended to include sentences like “Ok, imagine for the moment that God is a cylinder…”), and a fair amount of argumentative blogging, she was surprised but pleased to find out that she'd been wrong about religion, generally, and Catholicism in particular. She was received into the Catholic Church in the winter of 2012.

Leah's work has appeared in First Things, America, The American Conservative, Commonweal, and several other publications. 

Free and Open to the Public