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Thought and Culture Lecture Series

Thought and Culture Lecture Series

Thought and Culture Lecture Series

The Thought Culture Lecture Series, sponsored by the Graduate Program in Catholic Studies will bring to a wider audience our ongoing efforts to explore the truth and vitality of Catholicism in its impact on thought and culture.

Spring 2014 Lecture

 April 15, 2014
Dr. Michael Naughton,
 Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought at the University of Saint Thomas 

"The Power of the Imagination and Catholic Social Thought: Thinking with the Church on Social Concerns"

 

The Catholic social tradition often draws high praise from Catholics and non-Catholics alike. but it is also seen by some as too ideological or political. Dr. Naughton examines the theological roots of this tradition and explore its practical implications for work and organization life. He spoke of using the theological imagination to view work as a person-centered entity (not a profit- or law-driven entity) and as a gift in which both the person and the work are transformed through interaction. Dr. Naughton holds the Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas. This lecture is part of the "Thought and Culture" lecture series offered each Spring by the Graduate Program in Catholic Studies. We look forward to seeing you next year.

O'Shaugnessy Education Center Auditorium
7:30pm Lecture
 

Spring 2013 Lecture

March 12, 2013
Dr. Bob Kennedy,
Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies

"Must We Choose Between Social Justice and Pro Life"

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
7:30pm Lecture
 

Fall 2011 Lecture

October 12, 2011
Fr. Michael Keating,
Professor at the University of St. Thomas

Why Dawson Matters

Father Michael Keating is a professor with the Department of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Modern European History from the University of Notre Dame, as well as master’s degrees in education from the University of Michigan and theology from the Angelicum in Rome. Before ordination to the priesthood, he was for 12 years a member of a lay religious order and worked in various campus-ministry settings, including at the universities of Michigan and Minnesota, as well as in settings in Europe and Latin America. He has been a speaker on themes of Church history, American youth culture, both nationally and internationally.

Spring 2011 Lecture

March 1, 2011
Dr. Don Briel,
Director, Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas

Why Newman Matters

Dr. Briel holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies and is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. He is also a widely respected Newman scholar. The lecture is our way to mark Pope Benedict XVI’s beatification of Cardinal Newman this past September.