Rev. Michael Baxter, C.S.C., will speak on “Liturgy and the Social Order, or a Narrative of Failed Solutions to an Insoluble Problem” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Room 155, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. The talk is sponsored by UST’s John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought. He also will speak on “Catholic Workers, Catholic Scholars” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Casa Guadalupana Catholic Worker House, 655 State St., St. Paul, (651) 298-9988.
Baxter is a Holy Cross priest who teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is a nationally known speaker on Catholic social ethics who has published numerous articles. Before completing his Ph.D. at Duke University, Baxter started and lived at Andre House of Hospitality for homeless people in Phoenix, Ariz., for five years. He is one of the major scholars of the Catholic Worker Movement in the United States.