Catholic Studies Timeline
Approval of Interdisciplinary Program in Catholic Studies University Senate
First Catholic Studies courses offered
First annual summer seminar for faculty across the university
Francis Cardinal Arinze lecture: “Church and Interreligious Dialog”
First Catholic Studies graduating class, two majors and one minor
Gift from David and Barbara Koch to create the Koch chair in Catholic Studies and the Koch Scholarship in Catholic Studies
Appointment of the first director of the Center for Catholic Studies
The Center for Christian Social Thought and Management incorporated into the Center for Catholic Studies as the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought.
First issue of the Center’s quarterly journal, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
First national conference on Catholic Studies held at the University of St. Thomas’ Gainey Center
Creation of the Catholic Studies and Angelicum Dominican Pontifical University Program in Rome.
Center moves from Aquinas Hall to 2057 Portland Avenue
Acquisition of the Christopher Dawson library and manuscript collection
Acquisition of the residence which will become the Bernardi Campus in Rome
Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận lecture: “Justice in the World on the Verge of the New Millenium”
Approval of the Master of Arts Program in Catholic Studies
Dedication of the Bernardi Campus in Rome
First issue of the Center for Catholic Studies newsmagazine, Perspectives
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz lecture: “The Roman Catholic Church in Today’s Russia”
Approval of departmental status for Catholic Studies
Approval of the joint Master of Arts/JD program in Catholic Studies and law
Ryan Institute with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace sponsors the Rome conference “Work as the Key to the Social Question: The Great Social and Economic Transformations and the Social Dimension of Work.”
Creation of the Joseph and Edith Habiger Lectureship in Catholic Studies
Archbishop Joseph Zycinski lecture: “Between Totalitarian and Liberal Societies: The Church in Poland 12 Years After the Fall of Communism”
Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev lecture: “Future Prospects for Catholic-Orthodox Relations”
Move to Sitzmann Hall, 2055 Summit Avenue, the new home of the Center for Catholic Studies
Creation of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, a joint venture of the Center and the School of Law
George Weigel lecture: “Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Pontificate”
First of three grants (given over seven years) received from the Lilly Endowment Foundation to begin programming on the Theological Exploration of Vocation
Monika Hellwig lecture: “Catholic Mission and the Identity of the University”
Mary Ellen Bork lecture: “Affirming the Feminine Role in a Secular Age”
Creation of the Catholic Women’s Floor in Dowling Hall
Russell Hittinger lecture: “Church and State: The Moral Tradition”
Ryan Institute and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace cosponsor “The Call to Justice: The Legacy of Gaudium et spes after Forty Years,” Vatican City State
Creation of the Catholic Men’s floor in Ireland Hall
Fr. Paul Murray, O.P.: “Is There a Case for Poetry?”
Creation of the Joseph and Edith Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership
Leadership Intern Program
Latino Leadership Program
Community Living Program
Leadership Formation (Mentorship) Program
Young Scholars Program
Establishment of the Alan W. Moss Chair in Catholic Social Thought, Ryan Institute
Ryan Institute collaborates with the Opus College of Business in the development of the Mission-Driven Catholic Business Education Seminar for Opus College faculty.
Fr. Ian Ker lecture: “John Henry Newman”
Groundbreaking for major addition to Sitzmann Hall
Creation of the Higher Calling of the Entrepreneur Series by the Ryan and Habiger Institutes, in collaboration with the Veritas Institute
Completion of addition to Sitzmann Hall, including the Albertus Magnus Chapel and two classrooms
Carter Snead and Lynn Wardle lecture: “Embryo Rights and Stem Cell Research”
Peter Cardinal Turkson lecture: “Caritas in veritate: Good News for Society”
Gary Anderson lecture: “Sin: A History”
Ryan Institute and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace publish “The Vocation of the Business Leader”
Collaboration with the Holy See Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, to provide policy analysis for the mission presentations at the U.N.
Creation of the Catholic Studies at St. Mark’s program, involving the graduate students of the CSMA program
Bishop Charles Morerod, O.P.: “Vatican II on Religious Freedom: European and American Perspectives”
Major guidance provided for the establishment of the Catholic Studies program at the University Institute of the Diocese of Buea, in the Republic of Cameroon, South Africa at the "University of St. Thomas and Catholic University Institute of Buea Leadership Seminar"
Helen Alvare lecture: “Women and the Politics of Freedom”
Panel discussion and presentation on "Business as an Agent for Social Change," including discussions led by Elizabeth Babson, Lyman Johnson, Haskell Murray, John McVea, Michael Naughton, Elizabeth Schlitz, and Michael Miller
Bishop Robert Barron Lecture: "Aquinas and Why the New Athiests are Right"
Panel discussion on "The Entrepreneurial Vision of the Economy of Communion"
Dr. Michael Naughton named Director of the Center for Catholic Studies
Catholic Studies collaborates with Campus Ministry and Saint Paul's Outreach to form "TommieCatholic," focused on creating unity among the Catholic students on campus
Dr. Elizabeth Lev Lecture: "Michelangelo's Women: How the Renaissance Master Reinvented the Female Form"
Christian Brugger Lecture: "Catholic Perspectives on Dying: Renewing End-of-Life Care and Obligations of a Holy Death"
Conference on "Human and Natural Ecology," including a panel discussion on "Laudato Si"
Panel discussion on "Respect in Action: Applying Subsidiarity in Business"
Dr. John Boyle lecture: "Wisdom and Fullness of Life, Why Aquinas Matters"
Catholic Studies and TommieCatholic welcome newly-installed Archbishop Bernard Hebda to speak on campus about "Leadership and Pope Francis"