Catholic Studies Master of Arts essay presentations will be held today, Monday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 19, in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. The presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy (“leather”) Room, Room 108,

The graduate student presenters and their master’s essay titles are:

Monday, May 17

  • Therese Lewis, “Incarnational Aesthetics in Flannery O’Connor”
  • Lynn Varco, “Marsilius of Padua’s Political Education for the City”
  • Aana Bendson, “Sing to the Lord: Assessing the Liturgical, Pastoral, and Musical Judgments”

Wednesday, May 19

  • Michael Adkins, “Why the Catholic Church Needs the Latin Language: Resurrecting the ‘Wisdom of the Ancients’”
  • Andrew Steck, “Desideramus legittimum tenere imperium: the Ideals of Frederick Barbarossa”
  • Elizabeth Schiltz, “‘Jesus Wept’:  Theologies of Disability”
  • Kevin Clemens, “When I Would Search the Truths That in Me Burn”: On the Germination and Maturation of John Henry Newman’s Theory of Doctrinal Development”
  • Thomas Winninger, “Is the Permanent Diaconate Valid in Post Modern Times?”

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the graduate office, (651) 962-5704.