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.
Latino Leaders

Brandon Miranda Voted 2014 Tommie Award Winner

Miranda, a senior majoring in Catholic Studies and Political Science, has been involved in many aspects of St. Thomas student life, including Tommie Ambassadors, Undergraduate Student Government, Concert Choir and Summit Singers.
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.
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.
Catholic Studies leadership intern meeting

Alumni Reflections: The Catholic Studies Leadership Intern Program

Directed by Father Michael Keating, the Leadership Intern program seeks to equip and train future Catholic leaders through seminars, hands-on leadership experience, interaction with civic and Church leaders, and intensive formation using a unique methodology that integrates academics, practical experience and philosophy.
Logan Crotty

Through the Eyes of Logan Crotty: The Leadership Interns’ Spring Institute

The sun is shining brightly as I peer through the windows of Sitzmann Hall, still wiping the sleep from my eyes. As I take slow sips of a much-needed cup of joe, I begin to ponder the mysteries of the week to come. Charity, our year’s theme, is essential to the mission of Christ in the City, the program we will be participating in during this institute.
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Hot Topics: Cool Talk

A famous philosopher once said that it is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.In this election season, voters are polarized by a host of emotionally charged issues that include same-sex marriage, threats to religious liberty, immigration, health-care reform, taxation, government spending and life issues such as contraception, abortion, embryo rights and stem cell research.
Ryan Fellows

Bringing Catholic Social Thought to Business: The John A. Ryan Research Fellow Program

This past spring, the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought selected Brian Shapiro, associate professor of accounting, as its newest research fellow. The Research Fellow Program had been established to create opportunities for the Opus College of Business faculty to engage in scholarship and research on the relationship of Catholic social thought and business.