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Associate Vice Provost for Global and Local Engagement Dr. Camille George has appointed Dr. Kimberly Vrudny as the director of civic engagement and Dr. Elise Amel as the director of sustainability initiatives within the newly formed Center for Global and Local Engagement.
Associate professor Timothy Pawl seeks answers to some of the Catholic tradition’s most difficult questions.
This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.
MLS is headed for Minnesota, Lilly Pulitzer crashes Target and a ‘Good Question’ about lie detector tests in recent headlines.
Social Justice Advocate John Carr to Deliver Inaugural Lecture for Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship April 23
After serving more than 20 years with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the University of St. Thomas graduate now heads Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.
Professor Kimberly Vrudny interviews St. Thomas junior Sarah Van Stralen, who is completing a major in criminal justice.
Massimo Faggioli summarizes the book Sorting Out Catholicism: A Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements.
Corrine Carvalho encourages us to "drop the stories and feel the feelings."
Cara Anthony and Elise Amel discuss "Framing" theology psychologically.
Announced today at a national conference on Vatican II, the new institute will promote theological, interdisciplinary inquiry into economic, political and social issues.
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 truth...
Target troubles and a '40-Under-40' honoree in this week’s headlines.
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.
Four tenured faculty members were promoted, and 16 were granted tenure and promoted simultaneously to associate professor.
KSMQ Public Television in Austin, Minnesota, recently aired the documentary “On Eagle’s Wings – Minnesota’s Sacred Music," featuring St. Thomas artist-in-residence Father Jan Michael Joncas.
Theologians from 20 Universities to Gather Here March 12-14 for Conference on Vatican II’s ‘Gaudium et Spes’
The conference marks the 50th anniversary of one of Vatican II’s most important documents. All four of the conference’s keynote lectures are free and open to the public.
St. Thomas ranked as one of the nation’s “Most Underrated,” plus an Almanac appearance in this week’s headlines.
Along the way, this young political scientist and church historian has emerged as a trusted resource for reporters the world over.
Target tumbles, #BlackLivesMatter and the Pope talks climate change in recent headlines.
This week's notes feature faculty Mary Ann Brenden, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Sarah Ferguson, Amy Finnegan, Eric Fort, Mike Klein, Robert Koerpel, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Shirley Polejewski, Jim Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, AnnMarie Thomas, Jessica Toft, Father (professor emeritus) David Whitten Smith, Carey Winkler and Kari Zimmerman; and students Tim Stammeyer and Jade Schleif.
The annual award is presented to a select group of young scholars in recognition of outstanding doctoral or first post-doctoral works that address God and spirituality.
Study abroad opportunities in Rome, Guatemala, South Africa and Turkey are highlighted.
Holiday shopping and #pointergate rule this week’s headlines.