From the Newsroom

Medical Volunteerism in Lima, Peru

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 by: Evan Beacom ’14 by: author

I was able to spend summer 2013 as a medical volunteer in Lima, Peru because of recent bridges formed between the Center for Catholic Studies and the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a community of consecrated laymen founded in Lima in 1971. The brothers of the Sodalitium operate various parishes, schools, clinics and other charities across South […]

Where have we been, where are we going?

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 by: Michael Naughton, Interim Director by: author

After 21 years of Catholic Studies, the visionary founder of the Center, Dr. Don Briel, has decided to retire. While the departure of any founder is unsettling, Briel has prepared for this transition so the Center in collaboration with the Department will continue to flourish. At this moment of change, it is important to reflect […]

I Work for Pope Francis

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 by: Joseph Grodahl Biever by: author

Joseph Grodahl Biever put off the bar exam to be the first intern to work with the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, an organization that provides research support for the Catholic voice in Geneva.

Professional Notes for Nov. 17, 2014

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:43:37 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.

Cardinal Turkson Cancels Visit to Nov. 5-7 Faith and Farming Symposium to Work on Vatican’s Response to Ebola Crisis

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:02:46 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

The cardinal, a native of Ghana, was called on by Pope Francis to work on the crisis. The Nov. 5-7 symposium will continue as planned and a Vatican official will deliver Turkson’s prepared remarks.

19th Century Concept of Irish-Catholic ‘Spiritual Empire’ is Topic of Nov. 6 Lecture

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:32:26 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

The speaker, historian Irene Whelan, is associate professor of history and director of Irish studies at Manhattanville College.

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.