Old Town Alexandria Theology on Tap

"Pope Francis to Young People: Advice, Encouragement, and Instruction"

Elise Italiano

Elise Italiano is the Executive Director of the Given Institute, an organization dedicated to equipping a new generation of female Catholic leaders for service to the Church and the world. Before joining GIVEN, Elise worked in public relations as the spokeswoman and Executive Director of University Communications at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and as the spokeswoman and the Director of Communications for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va. Prior to working in communications, Elise taught theology and bioethics at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., one of the oldest all-girls’ high schools in the nation. Elise earned her M.A. in Theology from Villanova University and her B.A. in Humanities from Providence College. She is a guest columnist for Catholic News Service and her writing on the intersection of faith and culture has appeared in various publications including The Philadelphia InquirerAmericaNational Review OnlineFirst Things, and the National Catholic Register. 
All young adults (21-39) are invited to Theology on Tap in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria at Murphy's Irish Pub, every first Monday of the Month. The talk begins at 7:30 pm & ends with Q&A at 8:30 pm. Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy a great meal! This event is cosponsored by the Basilica of St. Mary and the Office of Youth, Campus and Young Adult Ministries. 

Happy Hour Specials:

- 4pm-7pm - All Drafts, House Liquor, House Red and White Wine is all discounted ($4.50 or less)
- Appetizers (not including seafood) are all half price.
- All You Can Eat Ribs for $14.95

Questions? Contact us at or Arragon Perrone at


Young Adults

One-day Event