Previous Catholic Studies Events

Lectures - Fall 2008

September 17
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Continuing Significance of Humanae vitae: A Panel Discussion featuring Sidney Callahan & Pia de Solenni
Pia de Solenni is an ethicist and moral theologian, is a professional consultant on issues relating to women's health, life issues, the new feminism, and culture. Dr. Solenni has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, ABC News. Sidney Callahan is a popular speaker, college professor and licensed psychologist. A columnist for Commonweal magazine, Dr. Callahan is the author of books on moral decision-making and parenting and, most recently, Created for Joy: A Christian View of Suffering (2007).


cs_lt9-08aSeptember 20
Living Theology Workshop
Library Multimedia Room, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., President, Fairfield University 
Challenges of Catholic Higher Education Today

October 1
The Kelley Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. 
8th Annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church 
Dr. Nancy Dallavalle, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Fairfield University
Icons and Integrity: Catholic Women in the Church and in the Public Square

October 9
The Wien "Black Box" Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.
Vows of Silence: A Film by Jason Berry
Screening and discussion led by the film's Writer, Producer and Director.

October 18 
Living Theology Workshop
Library Multimedia Room, 9:30 a.m.-noon 

cs_workshop10-08aWomen in the Church: Where are We Now?
 A panel discussion twenty years after Mulieris dignitatem featuring: Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, Joanne Bray, and Colleen Gibson '09

  • Dr. Elizabeth Keenan is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University and Coordinator of the Pastoral Council at St. James Parish in Stratford.
  • Joanne Bray is a Leader in the Women-Church movement and member of the National Board of the Women's Ordination Conference.
  • Colleen Gibson '09 is a double major in Religious Studies and American Studies & minor in Sociology and Catholic Studies, Commonweal Magazine Intern, and Co-Leader of Fairfield University's Eucharistic Ministers.

October 29 
Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre, 8 p.m.
3rd Annual Catholicism & the Arts Lecture 
Mother Dolores Hart, Prioress, Abbey of Regina Laudis
The Gary-The Olivia Theater, An Expression of Benedictine Monasticism's Contribution to the Arts.

November 15
Living Theology Workshop, Library Multimedia Room, 9:30 a.m.-noon 
Dr. Angela Kim Harkins, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University 
The Psalms and the Wisdom Tradition

November 19 
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m.
15th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion and Society Lamin Sanneh, D Willis James Professor of World Christianity, Yale University Divinity School
Global Christianity