From the Newsroom

Top Vatican Official to Lead U.S. Symposium on Faith and Farming

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:47:54 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Cardinal Peter Turkson, who is drafting a papal encyclical on the environment, will participate in the Nov. 5-7 event.

UST in the News for July 29, 2014

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Adjuncts vote “no” in this week’s headlines.

Catholic Studies: Working in Education

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Catholic Studies is particularly well suited to serve the mission of Catholic schools.

Minor Field of Study, Major Impact

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:04:40 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Four students share their stories

Poised For What Comes Next

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:43:46 +0000 by: Doug Hennes '77 by: author

In fall 2010, this magazine profiled seven incoming freshmen with a story to tell. We find out how things have changed as they prepare for a world of opportunities.

Great Thinkers of History Are Lifelong Companions for Dr. Erika Kidd

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 by: Tom Couillard '75 by: author

Dr. Erika Kidd is the professor of record this spring in “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a first-year course, and “The Catholic Vision,” a third-year course, but students may well hear from a few others – great thinkers such as St. Augustine, Boethius, Flannery O’Connor, Simone Weil, Aristotle and Evelyn Waugh, for example, and for good measure the Scriptures.

Briel to Retire as Director of Center for Catholic Studies

Tue, 27 May 2014 18:00:53 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Dr. Don J. Briel, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at St. Thomas and holder of the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies since 1996, will retire Aug. 31.

Eucharistic Adoration at Sitzmann Hall

There will be Eucharistic Adoration in the Albertus Magnus Chapel on Mondays during the semester, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Guardians still desired

"Could you not keep watch with me one hour?" Matthew 26:40
Additional Guardians are desired for Eucharistic Adoration at the chapels on campus. For more information and to sign up, go to ustadoration. 
Questions? Contact Paul Juhasz.

Job openings, housing, events and more in the Catholic Studies Bulletin

New Items:

- Elementary School Principal 
- Tutors needed
- Biomedical conference: Christian, Remember Your Dignity

To access the Bulletin:
To place an ad in the Bulletin, send an email to the Center for Catholic Studies.

The Catholic Edge: Social Media Debate

Wednesday, October 1
6 p.m. in Scooters
Does Facebook make you a narcissist? Does texting help or hurt friendships? What's the deal with selfies? Join us at the Catholic Edge for a free dinner, and edgy debate and conversation about social media. All are welcome!


Albertus Magnus Chapel Schedule for Fall Semester

The Fall 5:05 p.m. Mass schedule is as follows:

- Mondays, Fr. Erich Rutten
- Tuesdays, Fr. Solomon Yinwaat
- Wednesdays, Fr. Humberto Palomino 
- Thursdays, Fr. Troy Przybilla

Eucharistic Adoration: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays (began September 29)
All are welcome to attend!

Rediscover Catholic Celebration Event

October 3 and 4
Campus Ministry and Catholic Studies invite you to this Archdiocesan-wide event, celebrating the beauty and richness of our Catholic faith with nationally renowned speakers. Click here for more information. Transportation will be coordinated through the UST shuttle. Please email Anne Morath with any questions.

Campus Ministry Silent Retreat

Right Relationship with God and One Another: The Ten Commandments Rebooted
The retreat, led by law professor Susan Stabile and Fr. Patrick Tobin, OP, will be hold October 17-19, 2014 at Koinonia Retreat Center. 
You may have memorized the Ten Commandments in grade school, but how much thought do you give to what they mean in your daily lives? Many people read the Ten Commandments (if they read them at all) literally and narrowly. Read in a deeper fasion, however, they flesh out what it means to be in right relationship with God and with one another. This silent retreat will afford us the opportunity to reflect on what each of the Ten Commandments means to our lives - individually and communally. The retreat will also offer many sacramental opportunities, with Mass on Friday night, Adoration on Saturday night, Mass on Sunday, and Confession offered throughout the weekend. 
Only $15. Register on Campus Ministry's website.

A Conversation With . . . series

Meet Rachel Kemp on Thursday, October 2
"What do you do with a Catholic Studies and Psychology degree?"

The second session of A Conversation with . . . series will be held on Thursday, October 2, in Sitzmann Hall, Room B10, at 11:45 a.m. Rachel Kemp '08, will answer the question "What do you do with a Catholic Studies and Psychology degree?" which includes discussing her work in the field of mental health and education. Mrs. Kemp works at St. Agnes School as a guidance counselor. She is married to Catholic Studies alum Hank Kemp ('08) and has two small children. 

This new mentorship and networking series for undergraduate students is being launched by the Professional Leadership Formation of the Habiger Institute, and offers students an opportunity to connect with faithful Catholics in various fields. This lunchtime series hosts Catholic Studies professional alumni who will speak on their particular profession, answer student questions, and offer assistance. 
So that we have ample lunch quantities, RSVP to Laura at
Future dates and speakers:
November 13: Melissa Hackenmueller, Catholic Studies and Politics, Outreach Coordinator at the Republican Party of Minnesota
December 2: Courtney Gregar, Catholic Studies and Education, High School History and Civics Teacher at St. Agnes School