Talk Justice: Episode Seven
The Face of Poverty in America: An interview with Chris Arnade
In this episode of Talk Justice, LSC Vice Chair Father Pius Pietrzyk interviews Chris Arnade, author of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America.” Leaving behind a 20-year career on Wall Street, Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx and later across the country. His work looks at the resilience of what he calls “America's Back Row”—those who lack the credentials and advantages to get ahead.
Father Pius Pietrzyk is a priest of the Order of Preachers (the “Dominicans”). He currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Studies and as Assistant Professor of Canon Law at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. He previously served as editor of the Angelicum journal, the scholarly journal of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.
He was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 2008, after having entered the novitiate for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2002. Fr. Pius has a License in Theology (STL) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC) and a Doctoral Degree in Canon Law (JCD) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome).
Prior to entering the Dominican Order, he worked for three years in the Corporate and Securities practice of Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. He obtained his law degree (JD) from the University of Chicago.