Catholic Studies Master of Arts essay presentations will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15. The presentations will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 108, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

Graduate student presenters and master’s essay titles:

Monday, May 14

  • Courtney Gregar, “Key Divergences Between the Principles of the Western Educational Tradition and Modern Progressive Education”
  • Jacob Rhein, “On Raphael Hythloday as the Subject of More’s ‘Utopia’
  • Julie Lasher, “The Meaning of Human Suffering in Flannery O’Connor’s Short Stories and John Paul II’s ‘Salvifici Doloris’”
  • John Balk, “Understanding the Masculine Essence”
  • Sister Mary Seton, “‘O! Wanderers in the Shadowed Land, Despair Not!’: Hope in ‘The Lord of the Rings’”

Tuesday, May 15

  • Nadine Friederichs, “Work and Family in the Thought of John Paul II”
  • Tim DeCelle, “The Power of Weakness: Toward a Catholic-Cultural Studies Dialogue”
  • Laura Leonard, “The Imagination in the Thought of Russell Kirk”
  • William LeMire, “The Catholic Church and Public Policy Questions Concerning Human Dignity”

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call the graduate office, (651) 962-5703.