Erika Kidd

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

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.
UST Catholic Studies

Three Roads Taken to CSMA

Three Catholic Studies graduate students reflect on what drew them to the program and how their course of study has influenced their lives.
Catholic Studies

More Than a Minor Advantage

Six current undergraduate students are asked to reflect on their academic courses and to answer the question: “Why is a Catholic Studies degree ‘More Than a Minor Advantage?’”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan

A Day and Night of Celebration

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, joined 600 guests of the Center for Catholic Studies on Oct. 26 at the University of St. Thomas to celebrate 20 years of Catholic Studies at the university.
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First in Class

Gino Lambo and Father Ryan Lewis are two of Catholic Studies’ class of 1995 – the program’s first graduating class. Both men reflect here on how Catholic Studies deepened their faith and influenced their lives and work.
Dave Deavel

Catholic Vision: Two Sets of Eyes and Sweet Rolls

The true Catholic novelist, Flannery O'Connor suggests, is meant to see with stereoscopic vision: both the eyes of the Church and the artist are necessary to produce something distinctively Catholic and distinctively worth looking at.
UST Bernardi Campus

Rome: Insights From Above

Seventy-nine marble steps are a very small price to pay for the privilege of calling Rome our family’s home for a remarkable semester.
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A Day in the Life of a Catholic Studies Student

We live together. We pray together. We study together. And we love one another all for the sake of something much greater than any of us, the Catholic Studies program and the Lord, our God.
Pope Benedict XVI

Witness to History: A Purple Papal Pilgrimage

St. Thomas Catholic Studies students and St. John Vianney seminarians studying at the Bernardi campus in Rome had aisle seats as Benedict XVI took one final drive through St. Peter's Square in his Popemobile. Newsroom editor Kate Metzger recalls the morning she spent with them and 300,000 others in front of St. Peter's Basilica.
Most Rev. Charles Morerod

Vision and Opportunity: Fall Speakers

The integration of law and the Catholic intellectual tradition was the vision of Monsignor Terrence J. Murphy, president and chancellor of the University of St. Thomas for more than 35 years. In his book, A Catholic University, Vision and Opportunities, he emphasized the importance of teaching religious and ethical values in classrooms and in public forums as necessary for a healthy society and effective leadership.