David PenchanskyThe Qur’an challenges its readers:
If you are in doubt about what We have sent down to Our servant , then bring a sura like it, and call your witnesses, other than God, if you are truthfu...
Inspired by Vatican II, the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship promotes civil discourse, faithful citizenship, and the common good by fostering theological insight and interdisciplinary inquiry into economic, political, and social issues.
n his second column for theology matters, Bernard Brady comments on Pope Francis' promotion of a "culture of encounter," and reflects on how the Theology Department is contributing to the fostering of such a culture at the University of St. Thomas.
Last year, while standing in line for coffee in Anderson Student Center, sophomore Lauren Vallez found herself in the middle of a debate between engineering professor John Abraham and one of his students. This random encounter heavily shaped the course of her studies at St. Thomas.
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.”