Master of Arts in Catholic Studies student, Mary Burns, reflects on her semester working in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, a branch of the Holy See’s Mission at the United Nations.
The seventh annual dinner in the Higher Calling series introduced a St. Thomas audience of more than 100 to meet entrepreneurs from the Economy of Communion, a worldwide association of companies committed to solidarity with the poor.
Business and economic scholars from around the world gathered in the Philippines' capital city to explore questions around the conference’s theme, “Rediscovering Integral Human Development in the Catholic Social Tradition.”
Dr. Siarhei “Serge” Liabetski-Lukin is a Ryan Fellow, visiting Fulbright Scholar, and chair and professor of the International Management Department of the Economics Faculty at Belarus State University in Minsk, Belarus.
The Murphy Institute sponsored a faculty roundtable discussion of Thomas Piketty’s recent book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in order to bring its argument into dialogue with the social teaching of the Catholic Church.
In the fifth annual Catholic Studies Master of Arts program’s Thought and Culture Lecture Series, Dr. David Foote, professor of Catholic Studies, spoke on Monsignor Romano Guardini, one of the most influential theologians of the early 20th century.
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.