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Below is a listing, by semester, of all Catholic Studies lectures in the past five years. Recent lectures and recorded Living Theology Workshops are available for viewing on the University's YouTube channel. Click on the blue button beneath the screen to view the full list of available recordings.

Center for Catholic Studies Video Playlist

 

The 21st Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church
“Women and Children First? The Pandemic’s Lessons for Society and the Church”
Cristina Traina, PhD, Fordham University
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 5 p.m.
Hybrid Event: Dolan School of Business Event Hall

The 2021 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
“Authentically Black and Catholic: A Visionary Retrospective on African American Music in Catholic Worship”
Kevin Philip Johnson, DMA, Director of Spelman College Glee Club
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Hybrid Event: Dolan School of Business Event Hall

The 28th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion & Society
"Meeting the Moment, How Faithful Is the Church?"
The Rev. Cass L. Shaw, Former President and CEO of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Hybrid Event: Dolan School of Business Event Hall

The 2021 Bellarmine Lecture
“Add Women and Stir Transform: Jesuit Coeducation at 50 Years”
Susan Ross, Loyola University Chicago
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 15th Annual Lecture in Jewish/Christian Engagement
Co-Sponsored With the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies
“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing: Jewish and Christian Women as Allies in Anti-Racism”
Ann Millin, PhD, Historian and Former Program Coordinator at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 14th Annual Commonweal Lecture
“Walking with the Saints: My Writing Life”
Robert Ellsberg, Orbis Press
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 20th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church
“Showing Up: The Radical Work Commitment in Uncertain Times”
Sr. Colleen Gibson, SSJ
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 5 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 14th Annual Lecture in Jewish/Christian Engagement
Co-Sponsored With the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies
“Loving the Jews: Philosemitism and Judaizing in Contemporary Christianity”
Rabbi David Sandmel, PhD, Director of Interfaith Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Educator, Scholar
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 2020 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
“Embryonic”
Fanny Howe
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 27th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion & Society
"Why Ordaining Women Is About More Than Making Women Priests"
Jamie Manson
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The 2020 Bellarmine Lecture
“Going to Church: Can Catholic Parishes Rise Again?”
Rev. William Clark, S.J., College of the Holy Cross
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Dolan School of Business Event Hall

The 14th Annual Lecture in Jewish/Christian Engagement
“Loving the Jews: Philosemitism and Judaizing in Contemporary Christianity”
Rabbi David Sandmel, PhD, Director of Interfaith Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Educator, Scholar
(POSTPONED from April 1 to Fall 2020 semester)

The 14th Annual Commonweal Lecture
“Walking With the Saints: My Writing Life”
Robert Ellsberg, Orbis Press

(CANCELED)

The 19th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church
"Carriers of Catholicism: Agents of a Future Church"
Tricia Bruce, University of Notre Dame
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Event Hall, Room L01

"Sexuality and Prayer: A Catholic Understanding"
Rev. Tom Fitzpatrick, S.J., Fairfield University
Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Library Multimedia Room

The 2019 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
“A Deeper Meaning: Sacred Jazz, Civil Rights and the Catholic Church”
Anna Celenza, Georgetown University
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Event Hall, Room L01

The 26th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion & Society
"Power in the Church"
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Event Hall, Room L01

The 3rd Annual Canisius Academy Lecture
"Homeboy Industries"
Greg Boyle, S.J.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

The 2019 Bellarmine Lecture
“Saving the Earth: Ethics, Health Care and the Common Good”
Andrea Vicini, S.J., Boston College
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 2019 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
(Rescheduled from Oct. 17, 2018)
“Art, Sacrament and Poetry”
Anthony Domestico, Purchase College, SUNY
Monday, March 4, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Jewish/Christian Engagement Lecture
“Female Faith Leaders in Collaboration: Rabbis, Nuns, and Ministers for (nearly) 50 Years”
Rabbi Carole Balin, Auburn Seminary
Respondent: Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Iona College
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 13th Annual Commonweal Lecture
“The Last Catholic Boyhood”
Dominic Preziosi, Editor of Commonweal
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 18th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church
Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space between Self and Other
Michele Saracino, Manhattan College
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 2019 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
Art, Sacrament and Poetry
Anthony Domestico, Purchase College, SUNY
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 25th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion & Society
Catholic Theology: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
Julie Rubio, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 2018 Bellarmine Lecture
“Flannery O’Connor: Acts of Redemption”
Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7 p.m.
Barone Campus Center Dogwood Room

The 2018 Catholicism and the Arts Lecture
“Sociable Solitude in the Internet Age”
Amy Hungerford, Yale University
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

12th Annual Commonweal Lecture
“The Commonweal Tradition”
Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 17th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture
on Women in the Church

Violence Against Women: A Crucified People
Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry
Wednesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Jewish-Christian Engagement Lecture
Was Luther’s Jesus a Jew?
Dr. Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 24th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture
in Theology, Religion & Society

Writing the History of the Impossible: Catholic Miracles in the Age of the Reformations
Carlos Eire, Yale University
Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, and the Discovery of Fake News
Dayton Haskin, Boston College
Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The 2017 Bellarmine Lecture
"Fairfield University 1942-2017: Seventy-Five Years and Counting!"
Rev. Tom Regan, S.J., Loyola University, Chicago
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Jewish-Christian Engagement Event
Annelies: A Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank
Performed by Soprano, Arianna Zukerman the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Quick Center Kelly Theatre

11th Annual Commonweal Lecture
Confessions of a Catholic Interloper: From Sister Thomasina to Martin Scorsese
Rand Cooper, Fiction writer, critic and essayist
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

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