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Massimo Faggioli: From the Vatican Secret Archives to St. Thomas Classrooms

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 by: Jim Winterer '71 : Photos by Mark Brown by: author

Along the way, this young political scientist and church historian has emerged as a trusted resource for reporters the world over.

John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought Organizes International Conference in Manila

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:31:43 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

The conference, held Feb. 26-28, will be on “Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business: Rediscovering Integral Human Development in the Catholic Social Tradition.”

Michael Naughton Receives Monika K. Hellwig Award for Contributions to Catholic Intellectual Life

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:52:57 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Michael Naughton, Ph.D., interim director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, received the Monika K. Hellwig Award for “exceptional work as a scholar and commitment to advance Catholic social thought for the common good.”

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.