Mary Burns (center)

My Semester in Geneva

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.
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The Entrepreneurial Vision of the Economy of Communion

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.
Dr. Siarhei “Serge” Liabetski-Lukin and his wife, Lana.

A Conversation With Dr. Serge Liabetski-Lukin

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.
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Thought and Culture: ‘Why Guardini Matters’

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.
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Medical Volunteerism in Lima, Peru

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 ...
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I Work for Pope Francis

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.
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.