How Divine Mercy Heals our Memories How Divine Mercy Heals our Memories [ 2016 ] [ Hits:58 ]
Description:  Dr. Dawn Eden explores the question "What impact do our memories have upon our life of faith?" in this event for the John Paul II Forum. When Dawn Eden was a new convert to Catholicism, she thought the pain of her past prevented her from intimacy

Proclaiming Rebellion: Emmet, Pearse and the Road to 1916 Proclaiming Rebellion: Emmet, Pearse and the Road to 1916 [ 2016 ] [ Hits:118 ]
Description: Patrick Pearse believed that Robert Emmet was the patron saint of Irish nationality, and in 1916 he made plans for an insurrection “to erase the guilt of the Dublin people not rising in 1803”.Emmet’s rebellion was one of six referenced in the 1

Spirituality of the Child Spirituality of the Child [ 2015 ] [ Hits:117 ]
Description: The Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas presents the Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture Series. This year's lecture series is titled "The Domestic Church and the Encounter with God."  Speaker: Prachi Shah, MDDate: Octo

Living a Covenant Marriage in the Modern Era Living a Covenant Marriage in the Modern Era [ 2015 ] [ Hits:104 ]
Description: The Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas presents the Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture Series. This year's lecture series is titled "The Domestic Church and the Encounter with God."  Speaker: Charlie Balsam, M.A., M.R.

Adolescence to Young Adult – Encountering the Holy Spirit Adolescence to Young Adult – Encountering the Holy Spirit [ 2015 ] [ Hits:123 ]
Description: The Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas presents the Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture Series. This year's lecture series is titled "The Domestic Church and the Encounter with God."  Speaker: Dobie Moser, D.Min.Date: 

Lowenstein Lecture Congregational Exchange Program Lowenstein Lecture Congregational Exchange Program [ 2016 ] [ Hits:121 ]
Description: Mass in the Chapel of St. Basil, with Rabbi David Rosen speaking at the conclusion of Mass. A reception and dialogue in the Scanlan Room-Jerabeck Center, to follow Mass.This program is being made possible by the Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation a

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music O'Carolan's Farewell to Music [ 2015 ] [ Hits:127 ]
Description: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music brings to the stage the legendary life, the turbulent times and the captivating music of one of Ireland’s most beloved and celebrated artists: Turlough O’Carolan. Interspersed with performances of 14 of O'Carolan's t

Koch Lecture Series: In Search of Religious Liberty Koch Lecture Series: In Search of Religious Liberty [ 2016 ] [ Hits:139 ]
Description: Dr. John Hittinger will discuss the common concern of Alexis de Tocqueville and Pope John Paul II to defend human dignity and liberty in the face of the pressures from within modern democracies to degrade human dignity and to limit freedom.Religious

"Love & All, Ed”: Letters and Comments of Edward Lee, CSB [ 2016 ] [ Hits:131 ]
Description: The University of St. Thomas English Department presents their Annual Lee Lecture. This year's speaker is Professor Charles S. Krohn.A distinguished actor and educator, Professor Charles S. Krohn is entering his 50th year with the English Department

Two Doors: How Religion and Psychotherapy Address Suffering Two Doors: How Religion and Psychotherapy Address Suffering [ 2016 ] [ Hits:113 ]
Description: The unavoidable human experience of suffering often leads us to two doors: that of a faith community and the psychotherapist’s office. The assumptions andvalues of these two institutions may overlap and parallel each other, but they also may appear

Catholics in Public Life: Realizing the Promise of Education Today and Tomorrow Catholics in Public Life: Realizing the Promise of Education Today and Tomorrow [ 2015 ] [ Hits:151 ]
Description: Christian education transforms the whole person, leading individuals to manifest the glory of God within and become the authentic people we are created to become! Parents have the right and duty to educate their children in this way and to be assiste

Mercy and Truth in Deus Caritas Est Mercy and Truth in Deus Caritas Est [ 2016 ] [ Hits:231 ]
Description: In the debate on mercy, St. Thomas Aquinas is often quoted, when he says: "So in every work of God, viewed at its primary source, there appears mercy." But, this quote cannot be taken out of the context of Thomas' distinction that justice and truth m

Devoted Friends or Subtle Foes? Muslim-Christian Relations Devoted Friends or Subtle Foes? Muslim-Christian Relations [ 2016 ] [ Hits:260 ]
Description: Over the past fourteen centuries, Muslims and Christians have developeda complex relationship filled with contradictions. In this talk, Dr. Keatingwill give a brief overview of some of the defining moments of thishistory, along with their underlying

Easter 1916 Rising: An Historical Perspective Easter 1916 Rising: An Historical Perspective [ 2016 ] [ Hits:129 ]
Description: As stated on the Irish Government Website, “[t]he events of 1916 must be viewed against the backdrop of the broader nationalist movement, the convictions of those who opposed any weakening of the link with the Crown and the momentous events being p

Irish Literary Revival’s Influence on the Easter 1916 Rising Irish Literary Revival’s Influence on the Easter 1916 Rising [ 2016 ] [ Hits:144 ]
Description: No doubt poetry and theatre played a huge role in the events that led to the Easter Rising, but it is unlikely that any of the volunteers who saw action on Easter week signed up for combat solely because they read patriotic poems or attended national

Formosa Impression Formosa Impression [ 2015 ] [ Hits:124 ]
Description: The Elite Artists Trio is the only Taiwanese chamber ensemble to have been honorably designated as a “Steinway Artists Ensemble” It is among the most sought after chamber groups in Taiwan, with a reputation for stimulating performances, breadth o

Cities and Environmental Stewardship: Human Flourishing and the Duties of An Intermediate Being Cities and Environmental Stewardship: Human Flourishing and the Duties of An Intermediate Being [ 2015 ] [ Hits:274 ]
Description: Are human beings a scourge on nature? Or are human beings a part of nature?If human beings have the capacity to do harm to the natural order, have we alsothe capacity to do good to the natural order? If so, what are the anthropologicalimplications of

Why It Is Time to Take a New Look at 1914, and Why It Matters a Century Later Why It Is Time to Take a New Look at 1914, and Why It Matters a Century Later [ 2015 ] [ Hits:135 ]
Description: Why It Is Time to Take a New Look at 1914, and Why It Matters a Century Later" Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, Professor of History, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College.With backgrounds in social history, military history, Fre

Why My Favorite Nun is Right: The Recovery and Renewal of the Liberal Arts of Language Why My Favorite Nun is Right: The Recovery and Renewal of the Liberal Arts of Language [ 2015 ] [ Hits:131 ]
Description: This year's lecture is "Why My Favorite Nun is Right: The Recovery and Renewal of the Liberal Arts of Language," presented by Dr. Scott Crider. The lecture asks, what are the liberal arts of language? What is a liberal education? And what role do tho

The Spirituality of Bach The Spirituality of Bach [ 2015 ] [ Hits:130 ]
Description:  “The Spirituality of Bach” Presented by Fr. Seán Duggan, OSBAssociate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Piano Studies School of Music, Fredonia State University of New York; Sacramental Minister of Fredonia Newman Center; Priest-in-Residen

Nostra Aetate: Celebrating 50 Years of Interfaith Encounters Nostra Aetate: Celebrating 50 Years of Interfaith Encounters [ 2015 ] [ Hits:258 ]
Description:  Join Rev. Reginald Samuels, Officer of Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate and to learn more about the ongoing mission of the Church for all to enter into d

Celtic Hearth Songs with Nóirín Ní Riain and sons Celtic Hearth Songs with Nóirín Ní Riain and sons [ 2015 ] [ Hits:127 ]
Description: Internationally acclaimed spiritual singer and theologian, Nóirín Ní Riain PhD, along with her two gifted sons, Owen and Moley, will give a very rare US performance at UST. Come to experience and be moved beyond words by the Pure Drop. The sounds

Irish Catholic Southerners, Becoming American: A Literary Odyssey Irish Catholic Southerners, Becoming American: A Literary Odyssey [ 2015 ] [ Hits:243 ]
Description: Have you ever read The Awakening? Or heard of Kate Chopin? Are you familiar with Uncle Remus? Have you seen “Gone With the Wind”? Or, more recently, have you seen “No Country for Old Men”? What all of these things have in common is a connecti

Catholicism and Science Catholicism and Science [ Hits:242 ]
Description: A conference devoted to Catholics’ responses to various scientific issues,featuring representatives of both the Catholic & scientific communitiesMany today think that science and religion are incompatible. People often look to Galileo, the “fathe

Lowenstein Post-Lecture Briefing Lowenstein Post-Lecture Briefing [ 2015 ] [ Hits:132 ]
Description: Rabbi Sandmel lectures and publishes widely on contemporary issues in Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish-Muslim relations, religion in contemporary society, and the foundations of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. He contributed the commentary o

Freedom from Want: Consumerism and Poverty Freedom from Want: Consumerism and Poverty [ 2014 ] [ Hits:117 ]
Description: William T. Cavanaugh is Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University. He holds degrees from the universities of Notre Dame, Cambridge, and Duke. He is the author of fiv

Sharing the Good News Joyfully from Pope John XXII to Pope Francis Sharing the Good News Joyfully from Pope John XXII to Pope Francis [ 2014 ] [ Hits:273 ]
Description: The symposium/lecture series was established in honor of the Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, who continues to be recognized as one who fosters ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. This year Archbishop

The New Jewish/Catholic Relationship After 50 Years The New Jewish/Catholic Relationship After 50 Years [ 2016 ] [ Hits:281 ]
Description:  A few months ago marked the golden jubilee of the Second Vatican Council document, Nostrd Actatc, which brought about a new relationship between Jews and Catholics. Various organizations from both communities issued statements reflecting on the

Sacred Soil: Modern-Day Crusader and the Fall of Jerusalem Sacred Soil: Modern-Day Crusader and the Fall of Jerusalem [ 2016 ] [ Hits:168 ]
Description: Dr. Woodward received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1965.  He has taught at Texas A&M University (1965-1970) and Marshall University (1970-2006).  He is also the author of numerous books and articles that include Hell in the Holy Land

The Future of Jewish Religious Denominations The Future of Jewish Religious Denominations [ 2015 ] [ Hits:121 ]
Description: The Future of Jewish Religious Denominations presented by Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas.Today, the differences among the three major non-Orthodox Jewish denominations (Conservative, Reform, and Re-constru

Forgiveness & Repentance in Judaism Forgiveness & Repentance in Judaism [ 2016 ] [ Hits:260 ]
Description: “Forgiveness” And “repentance” are two words that are immediately recognizable to both Christians and Jews. Yet a closer examination reveals that, beyond their dictionary definitions, the meanings of the two words point to very different them

The Mind and the Soul: Aquinas, Anscombe and Geach The Mind and the Soul: Aquinas, Anscombe and Geach [ 2015 ] [ Hits:225 ]
Description:   Speakers: Dr. John HaldaneDate: Sept. 2015Length: 96 mins Video Link:

Aquinas' Doctrine on Providence Its Current Relevance Aquinas' Doctrine on Providence Its Current Relevance [ 2014 ] [ Hits:189 ]
Description: In his lecture on  Aquinas’ Doctrine on Providence and its Current Relevance Professor Brague explains that “God gives to every creature, according to its own nature, what it needs in order to attain the good. He does not take the place of the c

What the Popes Are Saying About the Environment What the Popes Are Saying About the Environment [ 2014 ] [ Hits:817 ]
Description:   Speakers: Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSEDate: September 10, 2014Location: Scanlan RoomLength: 59 mins Video Link:

Five Prayers: A Testimonial on Faith and Science Five Prayers: A Testimonial on Faith and Science [ 2014 ] [ Hits:816 ]
Description: Each year the J. Michael Miller Lecture Series Lecture will sponsor an expert who has overcome the dichotomy of faith and life and risen to greatness precisely by embodying the values of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in professional practice. T

2014 Business Ethics Conference 2014 Business Ethics Conference [ 2014 ] [ Hits:1287 ]
Description: Business school deans from 23 Catholic universities gathered in Houston on March 31 for a groundbreaking business ethics conference hosted by the University of St. Thomas-Houston’s Center for Faith and Culture in collaboration with the Cameron Scho

New Peripheries for the Church New Peripheries for the Church [ 2014 ] [ Hits:725 ]
Description:  Following the announcement on February 11, 2013 that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI would resign from the papacy, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, assisted the Vatican during a critical period in Church history. He continues his work on behalf of the Ho

Living a Spirituality of Communion: In the thought and experience of the Focolare Movement Living a Spirituality of Communion: In the thought and experience of the Focolare Movement [ 2014 ] [ Hits:1308 ]
Description:   Speakers: Bishop Michael MulveyDate: April 8, 2014Location: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck CenterLength: 76 mins Video Link:

Useless Slaughter: Pope Benedict XV's Diplomatic Efforts to End World War One Useless Slaughter: Pope Benedict XV's Diplomatic Efforts to End World War One [ 2014 ] [ Hits:1137 ]
Description: Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922) was elected barely a month after the outbreak of World War One in September 1914. He was revolted by what he described as 'the useless slaughter' which the First World War brought to Europe. Consequently, throughout the w

Herakles and Achilles: The Theological Drama of the Iliad Herakles and Achilles: The Theological Drama of the Iliad [ 2014 ] [ Hits:1133 ]
Description: Herakles, favorite son of Zeus, accomplishes feats that make him the great type of the hero in antiquity and elevate him into a god at his death. But in the Iliad, Homer makes Herakles the foil for the still greater glory of Achilles, son of the god

President's Town Hall Meeting President's Town Hall Meeting [ 2014 ] [ Hits:1078 ]
Description:   Speakers: Dr. Robert IvanyDate: March 11, 2014Location: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck CenterLength: 50 mins Video Link:

The World is Built on Hesed: Towards a Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness The World is Built on Hesed: Towards a Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness [ 2014 ] [ Hits:980 ]
Description: According to Jewish theology, “walking in God’s ways” is the highest level a human being can reach. For the Talmudic Sages, becoming like God consists of compassion, empathy, and presence with people in moments of suffering and vulnerability.

Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers [ 2014 ] [ Hits:1202 ]
Description: Dr. Christine Kinealy, Professor of History and Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, presents "Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers." The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanita

Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace: Lessons Learned Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace: Lessons Learned [ 2013 ] [ Hits:916 ]
Description:  Speakers: Lori GallagherDate: November 14, 2013Location: Cullen HallLength: 71 mins Video Link:

President's Town Hall Meeting President's Town Hall Meeting [ 2013 ] [ Hits:914 ]
Description:   Speakers: Dr. Robert Ivany, Dr. Dominic Aquila, Dr. Poldi Tschirch, Kyna HoganDate: November 14, 2013Location: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck CenterLength: 74 mins Video Link:

Thomas Aquinas, Wisdom, and Human Dignity: Philosophy and Beyond Thomas Aquinas, Wisdom, and Human Dignity: Philosophy and Beyond [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1866 ]
Description: Rev. Lawrence Dewan, OP, speaks on "Thomas Aquinas, Wisdom, and Human Dignity: Philosophy and Beyond."Each year, the Center for Thomistic Studies' Aquinas Lecture brings a distinguished member of the philosophical community to the University of St. T

Lessons Learned Through the Army's Initiatives to Combat Behavioral Challenges Lessons Learned Through the Army's Initiatives to Combat Behavioral Challenges [ 2013 ] [ Hits:736 ]
Description: Dr. Chris Ivany, Chief, Behavioral Health Division, Office of the Army Surgeon General, will discuss the Army's medical response to the wars in the last 12 years. He outlines the successess and challenges of implementing a unified system of behavior

Irish Saints in Medieval Ireland: Models of Local Spirituality Irish Saints in Medieval Ireland: Models of Local Spirituality [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1397 ]
Description:  Speaker: Dr. Catherine SwiftDate: October 8, 2013Location: Ahern Room, Crooker CenterLength: 63 mins Video Link:

A Conversation on Religious Liberty A Conversation on Religious Liberty [ 2013 ] [ Hits:844 ]
Description: On Friday, Oct. 4 the The Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute hosted Jonathan J. Reyes, executive director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the Annual William

Genetic Genealogy: Discussion, Debate and DNA Genetic Genealogy: Discussion, Debate and DNA [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1292 ]
Description: Genealogy is the oldest known Irish academic discipline; inscriptions written on ogam stones at the time of St. Patrick were used to encode the ancestry of important local warlords. This interest continued through the middle ages and into the sevente

Pacem in Terris - Peace on Earth Pacem in Terris - Peace on Earth [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1199 ]
Description: Drew Christiansen, a Jesuit priest, is currently a visiting scholar in the Theology Department at Boston College. In January 2014, he will take on new responsibilities at GeorgetownUniversity as Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Human Dev

Teaching Christian Meditation to Children Teaching Christian Meditation to Children [ 2013 ] [ Hits:980 ]
Description: Dr. Cathy Day and Mr. Ernie Christie designed and implemented a diocesan-wide Christian Meditation program for young people and their educators.THE FORUM ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING:• Why Teach Christian Meditation to Children andYoung Adults;• Impor

Dancing at Lughnasa 15 Years Later Dancing at Lughnasa 15 Years Later [ 2013 ] [ Hits:788 ]
Description: In this presentation, which includes watching the 95-minute film adaptation of Brian Friel’s award-winning play, Dr. Janet Lowery of UST's Department of English briefly highlights distinctions among critics’ views on both the play and film, disc

Dick Dowling: Early Days in Ireland and Texas Dick Dowling: Early Days in Ireland and Texas [ 2013 ] [ Hits:880 ]
Description: Many years of hard work of Ann Caraway Ivins, a long-time Friend of the Center, has come to fruition in the publication of Dick Dowling: Galway’s Hero of Confederate Texas through Irish author Tim Collins. Collins presents aspects of the book fo

In the Year of Faith In the Year of Faith [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1058 ]
Description: Fr. Brian Mullady examines the necessity, nature, and source of faith as our preparation for eternal life. Speaker: Rev. Brian MulladyDate: April 24, 2013Location: Ahern Room, Crooker CenterLength: 79 mins Video Link:

Sacred Moments as a Vital Resource in Health Care Sacred Moments as a Vital Resource in Health Care [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1143 ]
Description:  Speakers: Dr. Kenneth PargamentDate: April 18, 2013Location: Dominican Sisters of HoustonLength: 61 mins Video Link:

Person: The Endangered Species Person: The Endangered Species [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1280 ]
Description: Honors Class of 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium  Speakers: Brittany Garza, Peter Karagazian III, John Kriescher III, Jennifer McNicoll, Meeka Opong, Rebecca Reardon, Ryan Reynolds, Shelby Stinner-Trimble, Dustyn Tobin, William Tremble, Mariss

The Queen Comes to Ireland: The Story of Queen Victoria's Four Visits The Queen Comes to Ireland: The Story of Queen Victoria's Four Visits [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1224 ]
Description: Queen Victoria visited Ireland four times during her 63-year reign as the Queen of England and the British Empire. The visits took place in: 1849, 1853, 1861, and 1900. The purpose and results differed for each trip to Ireland. None of the visits was

Blessed John Paul II and St. Benedicta of the Cross Blessed John Paul II and St. Benedicta of the Cross [ 2013 ] [ Hits:748 ]
Description: Dr. Lebech speaks on the importance of the thought of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) for Blessed John Paul II in his own work and mission.  Speaker: Dr. Mette LebechDate: March 20, 2013Location: Ahern Room, Crooker CenterLength:

St. Edith Stein's Feminism St. Edith Stein's Feminism [ 76 ] [ Hits:1023 ]
Description: The University of St. Thomas Women, Culture and Society Program present the Fifth Annual Zambosco-Thomas Lecture.  Dr. Mette Lebech, from Maynooth University in Ireland, will speak on "St. Edith Stein's Feminism." A little known fact about the ne

An Evening of Scenes from Opera and Musical Theater An Evening of Scenes from Opera and Musical Theater [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1205 ]
Description: Includes scenes from Titanic, On the town, Once Upon A Mattress, The Medium, Giulio Cesare and Hansel und Gretel.  Date: March 16, 2013Location: Cullen HallLength: 55 mins Video Link:

Cuba and the Sino-Soviet Dispute Cuba and the Sino-Soviet Dispute [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1494 ]
Description: At the height of the Cold War in the 1960s, the Soviet Union, the Peoples’ Republic of China, and revolutionary Cuba would seem to have been steadfast allies in the struggle against what they called “Western Imperialism.” However, unity of pur

John Paul II on the Task of the ‘Enrichment of Faith’ in Light of Vatican II John Paul II on the Task of the ‘Enrichment of Faith’ in Light of Vatican II [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1593 ]
Description: For 24 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas.  The series has covered a wide range of topics important to Catholic life.   This year's theme, "Vatican II: Yesterday and Today

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1920 ]
Description: For 24 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas.  The series has covered a wide range of topics important to Catholic life.   This year's theme, "Vatican II: Yesterday and Today

Celtic Spirituality and its Contribution to the Roman Catholic Church Celtic Spirituality and its Contribution to the Roman Catholic Church [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1263 ]
Description: The Roman Catholic Church has been endowed with numerous schools of spirituality, normally stemming from the giftedness or charism of an individual in reference to one’s approach to God. Celtic Christian Spirituality cannot trace its origins to one

The Capacious Mind of Thomas Aquinas The Capacious Mind of Thomas Aquinas [ 2013 ] [ Hits:2320 ]
Description: The University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies hosted Rev. Kevin Flannery, S.J., Pontifical Gregorian University, as he gave this year’s Aquinas Lecture titled “The Capacious Mind of Thomas Aquinas." Following the thought of Thomas Aq

Inside the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization Inside the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization [ 2013 ] [ Hits:1142 ]
Description: Three speakers will reflect on the experience of attending the recent Synod of Bishops on the topic, “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the University of St. Thomas. The Rev

A Night of Tangos: The Jorge Retamoza Trio A Night of Tangos: The Jorge Retamoza Trio [ 2012 ] [ Hits:928 ]
Description: A group shaped by Argentine musicians which, taking to the tango as the first expression, incorporates gestures of the jazz and the contemporary music. The result is a music called style "post-Piazzolla" or “New Tango," which establishes this way a

A Tale of Two Hemispheres: Charles Gavan Duffy & the 19th Century Irish Experience A Tale of Two Hemispheres: Charles Gavan Duffy & the 19th Century Irish Experience [ 2012 ] [ Hits:982 ]
Description: Charles Gavan Duffy had a rich life. A founder and editor of the Irish nationalist newspaper, the Nation, a leader of the Young Ireland movement, and a tenant rights advocate, he became Prime Minister of Australia and then returned to Ireland to bec

What Does It Mean to Be Irish American? Exploring Through Time What Does It Mean to Be Irish American? Exploring Through Time [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1311 ]
Description: Dr. Timothy Meagher (Ph.D. Brown University, 1982), is an Associate Professor of History, and University Archivist, at The Catholic University of America. His foci of teaching and research are: American immigrant history, the Irish in America, and Ca

Fate, Faith, and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence in Early Judaism Fate, Faith, and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence in Early Judaism [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1401 ]
Description: Dr. Alan J. Avery-Peck, Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies, College of the Holy Cross presents "Fate, Faith, and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence".   Avery-Peck’s scholarship focuses on Jewish history and religion in the first six cen

Understanding and Interpreting Vatican II and the Promotion of Dialogue Understanding and Interpreting Vatican II and the Promotion of Dialogue [ 2012 ] [ Hits:968 ]
Description: Beginning with John O’Malley’s analysis of Vatican II, we will explore the stated goals of Pope John XXIII, how Paul VI adopted and embellished those goals, how the Secretariat for Christian Unity promoted these goals in its work, producing three

Budget Wars and Culture Wars: What the 2012 Election Means for the American Future Budget Wars and Culture Wars: What the 2012 Election Means for the American Future [ 2012 ] [ Hits:968 ]
Description: Ross Douthat is a columnist for The New York Times op-ed page and author of Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class and Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream. Before joining the 

Back to the Garden - Rediscovering the Links Between Natural & Human Ecology Back to the Garden - Rediscovering the Links Between Natural & Human Ecology [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1532 ]
Description: Pro-environment, pro-life: Why is it that so often the two are at odds with one another? This year’s Earth Day lecture will be a roundtable discussion highlighting the links between pro-environment and pro-life, or – to use Pope Benedict XVI’

The Examined Life: Living in Fidelity to Ambiguity The Examined Life: Living in Fidelity to Ambiguity [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1239 ]
Description: Socrates asserted that the unexamined life is not worth living. Why? And how does one go about the examined life, knowing that the more one knows, the less one understands?How does one honor received values, and the genuine ambiguities of life at th

St. Anselm: The Statesman's Philosophical Views of Politics St. Anselm: The Statesman's Philosophical Views of Politics [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1304 ]
Description: The University of St. Thomas History Department presents the B.K. Smith Lecture featuring Dr. Sally N. Vaughn on March 22 in Cullen Hall. Dr. Vaughn's lecture topic will be “St. Anselm: The Statesman’s Philosophical Views of Politics.” Dr. Vaug

Is Loving an Art or a Command? Is Loving an Art or a Command? [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1545 ]
Description: The Focolare Movement and the University of St. Thomas present a Memorial Mass for Chiara Lubich celebrated by Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston. Following Mass will a lecture “Is Loving an Art or a Command?

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra String Quartet River Oaks Chamber Orchestra String Quartet [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1223 ]
Description: Program for the February 23 Performance Elena Ruehr, Deschutes Driftwood Felix Mendelssohn, Four Pieces for S String Quartet, Op. 81 John Corigliano, Snapshot Circa 190 09 Zoltan Kodaly, String quartet No. 2, Op. 10  Date: February 23, 2012

The Pleasures of Reading: A Theological Perspective The Pleasures of Reading: A Theological Perspective [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1404 ]
Description: Dr. Alan Jacobs, who has written two books - A Theology of Reading and The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, believes that when it comes to reading, theology and pleasure have a good deal in common. The task of this talk is to explain ho

Moral Consciences & Good Citizenship: Forming the Faithful for Action Moral Consciences & Good Citizenship: Forming the Faithful for Action [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1442 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Joan RosenhauerDate: March 2, 2012Location: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck CenterLength: 66 minsVideo Link:

Communion of the People of God Communion of the People of God [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1614 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Daniel Cardinal DiNardoDate: March 2, 2012Location: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck CenterLength: 89 minsVideo Link:

Edith Stein Between Husserl & St. Thomas Aquinas Edith Stein Between Husserl & St. Thomas Aquinas [ 2011 ] [ Hits:2952 ]
Description: The intellectual legacy of the one of the Catholic Church’s most fascinating 20th century saints – the philosopher and Holocaust martyr Edith Stein – will be the focus of a Feb. 28 lecture at the University of St. Thomas. The 4th Annual Zambos

Ritual & Belief Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome’s Conquests on the Celts Ritual & Belief Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome’s Conquests on the Celts [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1573 ]
Description: The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies and the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America present The Celtic Project lecture series. The second lecture is entitled "Ritual and Beliefs Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome

"The Jig is Up!" Benefit Concert [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1502 ]
Description: The Jig Is Up! is a little piece of Ireland created in Houston.  Bound together by a love of traditional Irish music, the five members of The Jig Is Up! have formed a band that remains true to tradition while presenting their music in a creative and

Romans 1:20 and Our Knowledge of God Romans 1:20 and Our Knowledge of God [ 2012 ] [ Hits:2363 ]
Description: Can we know God’s existence and attributes by reflection upon the good things that we see around us?  If we can know God in this way, why do we also need to know him through his self-revelation in Jesus Christ? Put another way, is the God of t

Was Pope John Paul II a Personalist? Was Pope John Paul II a Personalist? [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1200 ]
Description:   Speaker(s): Rev. Brian Mullady, O.P.Date: January 20, 2012Location: Ahern Room, Crooker CenterLength: 65 minsVideo Link:  Audio: http://flashmedia.stthom.edu/videos/audio/jp2_forum/mullady.mp3    

Business & Environment: How do You Balance? Business & Environment: How do You Balance? [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1825 ]
Description: Find out how to build a successful and environmentally sound business in the world of alternative energy. Speaker(s): Michael D. Hanson - Managing Director, Buffalo Energy GroupLane Sloan - Former President, Shell Chemical CompanyHoyt Thomas -

Poetry & Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney & Northern Ireland Poetry & Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney & Northern Ireland [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1769 ]
Description: Dr. Richard Rankin Russell is an Associate Professor of English at Baylor University, where he teaches modern and contemporary British and Irish literature. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina a

Reflections on Reflections on "The Jewelers Shop," a Play by Karol Wojtyla [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1957 ]
Description:   Speaker(s): Dr. Peter CasarellaDate: November 10, 2011Location: Jones HallLength: 81 minsVideo Link:

Caring for the Cognitively Disabled: The Moral Obligation of Catholics Caring for the Cognitively Disabled: The Moral Obligation of Catholics [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1393 ]
Description: Bobby Schindler is the Executive Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network which works to protect the lives of the medically vulnerable and disabled from the threat of euthanasia. Bobby's life took a dramatic and unexpected turn in Februar

The Increasing Relevance of the Catholic Worker Movement for Engaging 21st Century Problems The Increasing Relevance of the Catholic Worker Movement for Engaging 21st Century Problems [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1372 ]
Description: 2011 Young Institute Lecture Martha Hennessy is the seventh grandchild of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She lives between her home in Vermont and Mary House Catholic Worker in New York. She has worked as an occupational

Religious Freedom: Its Roots in Catholic Thought and its Place in Vatican Diplomacy Religious Freedom: Its Roots in Catholic Thought and its Place in Vatican Diplomacy [ 2011 ] [ Hits:3454 ]
Description:  John. L. Allen Jr., senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, gives the annual University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture.  The Second Va

Overcoming the Mechanization of Nature Overcoming the Mechanization of Nature [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1503 ]
Description: Dr. Michael Waldstein presents the annual Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture, “Overcoming the Mechanization of Nature: John Paul II’s Theology of the Body".   Waldstein has served as the Max Seckler Professor of Theology at Ave Maria Univer

Retiring Early: Will It Be Possible?  Retiring Early: Will It Be Possible? [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1507 ]
Description: In April of 2011, UST held a retirement party for Dr. Hahn. He was 61. His wife, who retired with him, was 58.   How was Dr. Hahn able to retire early – especially when, 20 years earlier, he had $0 in savings and $40,000 in student loans?  

Iconic & Artistic Representation in John Paul II's Plays Iconic & Artistic Representation in John Paul II's Plays [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1359 ]
Description:   Speaker(s): Dr. Paul FortunatoDate: September 20, 2011Location: Ahern Room, Crooker CenterLength: 56 minsVideo Link:

Intersection & Illumination: New Insight into Ancient Irish Tales Intersection & Illumination: New Insight into Ancient Irish Tales [ 2011 ] [ Hits:2033 ]
Description: The ancient myths of pre-Christian Ireland, which were written down by Christian monks in early medieval times, include the earliest vernacular literature in Europe. Treasured for their rich language, vivid characters, captivating stories and grippin

Abraham Becomes a Philosopher: The Transformation of the Patriarch Abraham Becomes a Philosopher: The Transformation of the Patriarch [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1250 ]
Description: Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School. His book Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (Yale University Press, 2006) won a National Jewish Book Award and th

Wojtyla on Kingship and Morality: Thomistic Implications Wojtyla on Kingship and Morality: Thomistic Implications [ 2011 ] [ Hits:2039 ]
Description: Fr. Robert Gahl is an Associate Professor of Ethics at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he studied chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and then went to Silicon Valley where he wo

Insights into President Ronald Reagan's Leadership Insights into President Ronald Reagan's Leadership [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1249 ]
Description: Dr. Robert Ivany, University of St. Thomas President and former First Army Aid to President Ronald Reagan, recalls his time with President Reagan and shares insight about what made Reagan the diplomatic leader that he was.  Speaker(s): Dr. Rob

Catholic Social Thought - What Lies Ahead Catholic Social Thought - What Lies Ahead [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1285 ]
Description: Keynote speaker Fred Kammer, S.J., of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University, presents as part of the 2011 Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute Summer Conference: "Living Justice in the 21st Century"  Each June, the Yo

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