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Testimonies2019-06-07T14:09:47+00:00

“The Leonine Forum is an incredible program that helps cultivate the lives of young professionals. I participated in the Leonine Forum during an important time in my career and am forever grateful for the formation and foundation that it provided me.”

KATE BRYAN • 2015 LEONINE FELLOW

“The Leonine Forum is a much-needed program to help the most talented young Catholic professionals build the most solid foundation in their lives for virtuous leadership.”

LEONARD LEO • FEDERALIST SOCIETY

“The Leonine Forum helped show me how to see timeless truths in many of the great and small events happening around us. There’s really no other program like it.”

ALEC TORRES • 2016 LEONINE FELLOW

“The Leonine Forum was an incredible experience. We learned directly from the top leaders at the intersection faith, culture, and public policy. I not only learned more about the deep philosophical tenets of the Catholic faith, but how to apply these tenets to complex public policy issues of this age.”

JULIA SLINGSBY • 2014 LEONINE FELLOW

“The Leonine Forum is at the cutting edge of the New Evangelization, bringing the best of Catholic social thought and doctrine to bear on a turbulent period in our national history.”

GEORGE WEIGEL • ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER

“There’s no such thing as morally neutral law. Every piece of public policy embodies somebody’s values. If it’s going to embody true values, people need to know the truth. The Leonine Forum is teaching the next generation of leaders the truth about man and God, and the role of the state in respecting both.”

RYAN T. ANDERSON • HERITAGE FOUNDATION

“The Leonine Forum has equipped me to integrate Catholic social teaching into my personal life and profession.”

ELISE ITALIANO • 2014 LEONINE FELLOW

“If there’s one thing this election has revealed, it’s that there’s a growing majority of Catholics, and young Catholics in particular, who are disaffected by the traditional tug-of-war of partisan politics and looking for new ways to reengage the world around them. The Leonine Forum is one intriguing option.”

CHRISTOPHER WHITE • CRUX

“The Leonine Forum is unquestionably a life-changing experience.  The in-depth treatment of challenging topics reveals a deeper beauty of the faith and inspired me to more fully integrate Catholic theology into my professional and personal life.  Leonine Fellows learn how Christ’s love and call to holiness can be more profoundly applied in their communities and circles of influence.  The guest speakers for each session are extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and enthusiastic.  Interaction with other Fellows and the Leonine Forum leadership team offers unique and fulfilling fellowship that will undoubtedly lead to lifelong friendships.  I feel extremely blessed to have been selected to participate in the Leonine Forum and to be a lifelong Fellow.”

AARON RANSON • 2018 LEONINE FELLOW

“I am so grateful for the fellowship and formation that I’ve found in the Leonine Forum. Leonine’s recent pilgrimage to Rome was especially transformative for me. Each day – whether celebrating early morning mass, eating endless amounts of delicious pasta at our group dinners, or quietly praying the rosary on the tour bus – I looked at the bright, ambitious, generous women and men around me and truly felt joy and hope for the future of the Catholic Church. I’m so excited to be on this intellectual and spiritual journey with my class of Leonine Fellows, and to witness these saints in the making and emerging leaders from all walks of life.”

GRACE SHAY • 2019 LEONINE FELLOW