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Special Event held 11/14/13- Video of the event is available.


November 14, 2013 - 7:30 PM OEC Auditorium
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN  55105

After the surprising resignation of Benedict XVI, the conclave elected Pope Francis on March 13, 2013.  Since then, Francis surprised many Catholics and non-Catholics with his style, his language, and his view of the Church.  The Theology Department of UST hosts an inter-disciplinary and multi-perspective discussion on the most important moments of these first few months of the pontificate.

University of St. Thomas Theology Department panelists
Corrine Carvalho, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Paul Wojda, Moral Theology
Massimo Faggioli, Modern Church History
John Martens, New Testament
Michael Hollerich, moderator, Early Church History

A recording of this event is available at Panel Discussion on Pope Francis Pontificate.


Theology Night Live—Fall 2013

Theology Night Live is a chance for students to have an open dialogue with professors in their areas of expertise.  All are welcome.  Pizza and beverages served!          

Last one for the fall semester will be Tuesday, 11/19/13 at 5:30 in Koch Commons.  Matthew Sanford of Mind Body Solutions will speak on Faith as a Mind-Body Sensation.  Drawing upon his remarkable story of trauma, loss, yoga and paralysis. Matthew takes the audience inside the mind-body relationship to explore the semmingly intangible nature of faith as a mind-body sensation.


New Frontiers in Theological Research

Watch for new speakers Spring semester.



Co-sponsored by the University College of Arts and Sciences and the UST Theology Department.

For more information please contact Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk at



Science and Theology  


 Look for more events spring semester.


For more information please contact Dr. Philip Rolnick at



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American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Upper Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature
College Theology Society
Society of Christian Ethics
North American Patristics Society
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