Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies announces spring semester season


Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies 2013 spring semester season of public events is highlighted by a February 15 concert co-sponsored by St. Anthony of Padua Church of Fairfield, marking the first time that the Center will partner with a parish on an event. The concert, taking place in the Egan Chapel on the Fairfield campus, is called "Age-to-Age: Generations of Faith," and will feature a performance by three Catholic musicians of varying ages and musical styles.

Lecture topics include Fr. Paul G. Crowley, S.J.'s Bellarmine Lecture on the challenges of religious faith today, Fordham University faculty members Tom Beaudoin's and Patrick Hornbeck's exploration of the phenomenon of "deconversion," or the changes in heart and mind that many American Catholics are experiencing with regard to their relationship with Catholicism, and the annual Commonweal Lecture in which the distinguished theologian Sr. Elizabeth Johnson will explore the topic of her forthcoming book on God and Darwin.

Directed by Paul Lakeland, Ph.D., the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies, the Center for Catholic Studies provides an inter-disciplinary inquiry into the intellectual tradition, history and culture of the Catholic Christian tradition.

With the exception of the concert, all events are free. For details, please see the schedule below or visit http://www.fairfield.edu/cs/.

Spring 2013

Living Theology Workshop
"Student Activism and the Jesuit Tradition"
Julie Mughal, assistant director of Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life
Saturday, February 2, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fairfield University DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free

Image: P CrowleyThe 2013 Bellarmine Lecture
"The Elusiveness of God in a Wary Age"
Fr. Paul Crowley, S.J., Professor of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
Wednesday, February 13, 8 p.m.
Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Free

"Age to Age: Generations of Faith"
A concert with Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte, and Curtis Stephan
Co-sponsored by St. Anthony of Padua Parish and the Center for Catholic Studies
Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Tickets are $10 and are available through the Quick Center Box Office; call (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).

Living Theology Workshop
"How Did the Nuns End Up on the Bus?"
A viewing of the film "Band of Sisters" followed by a discussion with Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP and Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW, Wisdom House Retreat Center
Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free

"When Catholics Change Their Minds about Faith: Disaffiliation and 'Deconversion' in the Church Today"
Patrick Hornbeck, Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham University, and Thomas Beaudoin, Associate Professor of Theology, Graduate School of Religion, Fordham University
Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Free

Living Theology Workshop
"Is Service Serving Faith?"
Fairfield University staff members Elyse Raby, of the Center for Catholic Studies, and Jocelyn Collen, of Campus Ministry
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free

The 7th Annual Commonweal Lecture
"Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love"
Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University
Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Free

"Today's Catholics, Tomorrow's Church"
Special lecture hosted by Religious Studies students
Speaker to be announced
Wednesday, April 24, 8 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Free

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 9, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 149