Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies announces fall 2013 schedule

Image: S SchneidersThis fall, Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies will continue its tradition of bringing nationally-recognized scholars to campus to share their expertise on intriguing topical issues. Several upcoming speakers will examine the pivotal role of women in the Roman Catholic Church. All events are free and open to the public.

Part of the Center for Catholic Studies' mission is to provide programming for and outreach to the local community, especially but not exclusively the local Catholic community. Its director is the holder of the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies - Paul Lakeland, Ph.D. An award winning author, he is an internationally recognized Catholic theologian, whose scholarly work on the nature of the Church continues to generate study and debate among major scholars in his field. 

For more information about the Center for Catholic Studies, please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415, or visit http://www.fairfield.edu/cs/cs_lectures.html.

Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies' fall, 2013 calendar of events is as follows:

Wisdom House Conference
Friday, September 20-Saturday, September, 21, 2013

"Exploring Catholic Culture: Women In Ministry"

Speaker Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate-in-Residence, Hofstra University

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, Conn.

For cost and registration information, visit www.wisdomhouse.org

The 13th Annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
"Women as Celebrants and Interpreters of Catholic Liturgy: From Sacrosanctum Concilium to Cyberspace"

Lecture by Teresa Berger, Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale Divinity School

Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theater

The 2013 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8 p.m.
"From Space to Place: the Landscapes of Jesuit Higher Education"
Lecture by Rev. Thomas Lucas, S.J., Rector, Seattle University
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 20th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion, & Society
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8 p.m.
Lecture by Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M., Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley

Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Bellarmine Lecture - date and time to be announced
"St. Robert Bellarmine: A Man for Our Time"
Rev. Michael Fahey, S.J., Scholar in Residence, Fairfield University

Living Theology Workshops are as follows:

"Pope Francis" - How Is He Doing?"
Panel discussion

Saturday September 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room

"The Pelvis and the Pulpit: Is the Church Wrong About Sex?"

Panel discussion

Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Dolan School of Business Dining Room
*note the change from the usual day, time, and location

"The Stories We Tell: Catholic and Protestant Views of Christian History"
Dr. John Slotemaker, Fairfield University

Saturday November 16, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room

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

Posted on August 8, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 17

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