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 ...
1. The creation of the Center for Catholic Studies, with faculty development programs opened to all faculty on campus2. The creation of the De...
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 u...
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.
‘A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wished’: Life as an Artist-in-Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at UST
In fall 2012, I gratefully accepted President Emeritus Father Dennis Dease’s offer to become the University of St. Thomas’ artist-in-residence and...
Catholic Studies is particularly well suited to serve the mission of Catholic schools.
Four students share their stories
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.
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.
Three Catholic Studies graduate students reflect on what drew them to the program and how their course of study has influenced their lives.
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?’”
The Benedict XVI Institute was a joint project of the Center for Catholic Studies and Caritas in Veritate International
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.
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.
In July of this year a piece of Cameroon, Africa, came to the University of St. Thomas in the form of a delegation from the University Institute of the Diocese of Buea.
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.
Caritas Veritate is a confederation of Catholic charitable institutions dedicated to recruiting, forming, mobilizing and engaging young volunteers in the spirit of Pope Benedict's encyclical Deus Caritas Est.
In the age of distance learning and virtual classrooms, Catholic Studies boasts a vibrant community.
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.
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.
Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Speak About Bringing Catholic Studies Into the “Real World”
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Catholic Studies will reflect upon and celebrate the accomplishments of the last two decades.