The Benedict XVI Institute was a joint project of the Center for Catholic Studies and Caritas in Veritate International
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.
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.
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.
Eighth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education
On March 30, Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), addressed the XXIV UNIAPAC World Congress in Lyon, France.
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.
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.