Patrick Carolan is currently the executive director of the Franciscan
Action Network. The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), was created in
2007 by Franciscan leaders, sisters, friars, Secular Franciscans, and
Franciscan-hearted people to create a “unified Franciscan voice for
justice.” FAN is a vehicle for Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted
people to organize for social and environmental justice.
Carolan resides in both Washington, D.C. and Stratford, Connecticut.
Before coming to FAN he worked in church ministry at St. James Catholic
Church in Stratford. He served as president of a Connecticut state
employee Union in the 80's and early 90's. Patrick helped develop the
Medicaid Managed Care Program in Connecticut and was an executive of a
Medicaid managed Care Company in the late 90's.
Carolan has been involved
for many years in organizing faith based communities around social
justice issues. He serves as an Ambassador and spokesperson for the
Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. He helped start the National
Partnership for Climate Solutions and is a frequent speaker on the
faith perspective of caring for creation and ecological justice.
He and his wife Stella have four children they are also foster parents
and have adopted several children. He is the son of immigrants who
came to America in 1950.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Marian University Theatre