Previous Catholic Studies Events

Lectures - Spring 2008

Tuesday, February 19th
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m.
Bellarmine Lecture
"The Church in the 21st Century: Evangelical and Catholic"
Mark Massa, S.J., Karl Rahner Distinguished Professor of Theology: Co-Director of THe Francis & Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University

Tuesday, February 26th 
Barone Campus Center, Oak Room, 7:30 p.m.
Author's Forum, Sponsored by the University College
"What the Gospels Meant"
Garry Wills, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzre Prize winner

Wednesday, April 2nd
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m.
Commonweal Lecture
"Two Cheers for a Democratic Church!" 
George Dennis O'Brien, President Emeritus of the University of Rochester & Bucknell University; Chair of the Board of the Commonweal Foundation

Thursday, April 3rd 
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar 
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Creation in an Evolutionary World" 
Alejandro Garcia Rivera

Thursday, April 10th
John A. Barone Campus Center Oak Room, 8 p.m.
"Religious Literacy" 
Dr. Stephen Prothero, Chair, Department of Religious Studies at Boston University

Wednesday, April 16th
John A. Barone Campus Center Oak Room, 8 p.m. 
2nd Annual Lecture on Jewish-Christian Engagement
Co-Sponosored by the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies 
"Jew or Christian: Who Wrote the Book of Revelation?" 
Elaine Pagels, Professor of Religion at Princeton University

Special Events

Saturday, April 26th
John A. Barone Campus Center Oak Room, 9:30 a.m.-Closing Liturgy 4 p.m.
Annual Catholic Studies/Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) Conference
Who Owns Our Chuch?
Keynote Speakers: David O'Brien, Professor Emeritus from Holy Cross & Paul Lakeland from Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies

Saturday, May 24th
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 10:30 a.m.
"Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Recovering the Spirit of Jesus"
Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, retired auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Australia
http://bishopgeoffrobinson.org/

June 20th-21st
Wisdom House, Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, CT
Exploring Catholic Culture: Interpreting Scripture
Presenter: John R. Donahue, S.J.
Program Begins: 3-6 p.m. Registration (June 20) 
Program Ends: 3:15 p.m. Blessing (June 21)

Living Theology Workshop
Spring 2008 Schedule

Saturday, February, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
"Religious Issues and the Election." Panel discussion with Rick Ryscavage, S.J., Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life, Don Greenberg, Professor of Politics, and Jocelyn Boryczka, Director of Peacen and Justice Studies and Assistant Professor of Politics. All panelists are from Fairfield University.
Library Multimedia Room

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
"New Thinking About End Of Life Issues," Francis Hannafey, S.J., Department Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University.
Library Multimedia Room

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
"Movies and the Catholic Imagination," Mark Scalese, S.J., Professor of Film at Fairfield University
Library Multimedia Room