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This year’s festival features five events that will be held in April.
Dave Nimmer still remembers a Good Friday service a decade ago when Christ’s words touched him and those who asked Jesus to remember them when he came into his kingdom. “I was watching all of humanity, through eons of time, pass in front of me: the young and old, the youthful and fragile, the saints and sinners,” he writes today in The Scroll, and "I knew all was well with my soul.”
The Jay Phillips Center at St. Thomas is a co-sponsor of the talk. It’s free and open to all.
He writes about Sunday Scripture reading for America’s The Word column.
As head sexton at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, it was Gernetzke’s responsibility to announce the selection of Pope Francis by ringing the seminary bell.
Dr. Don Briel, Dr. Charles Reid Jr., Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan offer their initial thoughts on the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Pope. St. Thomas students celebrate on campus.
Noted French Concert Organist to Perform in Sunday Recital Celebrating Kney Organ’s 25th Anniversary
Michel Bouvard will perform Sunday afternoon in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. All are welcome to the free concert and reception.
John Kaltner, the speaker, is a professor of Muslim-Christian relations at Rhodes College in Memphis. All are welcome.
Four faculty members … Don Briel, Charles Reid, Father Andrew Cozzens and Massimo Faggioli … have been busy these days.
St. Thomas Catholic Studies students and St. John Vianney seminarians studying at the Bernardi campus in Rome had aisle seats as Benedict XVI took one final drive through St. Peter's Square in his Popemobile. Newsroom editor Kate Metzger recalls the morning she spent with them and 300,000 others in front of St. Peter's Basilica.
Concert Organist Ahreum Han to Perform in Next Recital Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Gabriel Kney Pipe Organ
Korea-born Han will perform Sunday, March 3. All are welcome to the free concert.
Pope Benedict XVI maintained a calm and prayerful expression of the papacy in a time of extraordinary turbulence, a time for which in some ways he was ill-equipped to respond but in other ways for which his papacy has been uniquely providential. We asked Don Briel to reflect on Benedict’s legacy.
‘Is the Supreme Court Threatening Religious Groups’ is Subject of ‘Hot Topics: Cool Talk’ Forum March 8
The forums this year are focusing on the challenges of religious freedom here and around the world. All are welcome.
Before he became Pope Benedict XVI, he was known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- and he visited St. Thomas in 1984 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of St. John Vianney Seminary.
The lecture is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning; all are welcome.
Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Speak About Bringing Catholic Studies Into the “Real World”
The integration of law and the Catholic intellectual tradition was the vision of Monsignor Terrence J. Murphy, president and chancellor of the University of St. Thomas for more than 35 years. In his book, A Catholic University, Vision and Opportunities, he emphasized the importance of teaching religious and ethical values in classrooms and in public forums as necessary for a healthy society and effective leadership.
Directed by Father Michael Keating, the Leadership Intern program seeks to equip and train future Catholic leaders through seminars, hands-on leadership experience, interaction with civic and Church leaders, and intensive formation using a unique methodology that integrates academics, practical experience and philosophy.
The sun is shining brightly as I peer through the windows of Sitzmann Hall, still wiping the sleep from my eyes. As I take slow sips of a much-needed cup of joe, I begin to ponder the mysteries of the week to come. Charity, our year’s theme, is essential to the mission of Christ in the City, the program we will be participating in during this institute.
The Center for Catholic Studies will reflect upon and celebrate the accomplishments of the last two decades.
Eighth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education
On March 30, Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), addressed the XXIV UNIAPAC World Congress in Lyon, France.
Kraig Windschitl to Perform in Next Recital Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Chapel’s Gabriel Kney Pipe Organ
Windschitl and the university’s Schola Cantorum will perform Bach chorales on Sunday, Dec. 9.
All are welcome to enjoy this annual event presented by the seminary’s Chorale and Schola.