March 20, 2013: Frederick Bauerschmidt
Frederick Bauerschmidt, Ph.D., will deliver the 15th annual Lawler Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom. The lecture is titled “God as Author: Thinking Through a Metaphor.” The event is free and open to the public.
Bauerschmidt is the chair of the Department of Theology at Loyola University Maryland and is a deacon in the Baltimore Archdiocese. His research interests include Medieval and contemporary theology and Thomas Aquinas.
March 18, 2013: Michelle Francl
Michelle Francl, Ph.D., an American chemist and professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College, will present a lecture titled “Practically Impractical: Contemplative Approaches to Science” on Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Skutt Student Center, room 104.
Francl indicates that contemplation and science are often placed at opposite poles, one affective and passive, the other objective and active. What might drive a scientist, then, to consider embedding contemplative practices into a science course, or taking a contemplative stance in a research lab? She will argue that taking a contemplative approach to the teaching and practice of science is eminently practical.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
January 26, 2012: Wendy M. Wright
Wendy Wright, Ph.D., professor of theology and John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities, will present “Mary and the Catholic Imagination” on Thursday, Jan. 26.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Time:5:30 pm. Place: Lied Education Center for the Arts, room 104.
October 26, 2011: Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan
Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan will deliver the 2nd annual distinguished Church leader lecture, “Pastoring a Multi-Cultural Church.” Sheehan is the Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the most culturally diverse dioceses in the United States.
This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Office of Mult-Cultural Affairs at Creighton University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Time: 7:00 pm. Place: Harper Center Ballroom.
September 15, 2011: Khaled Anatolios
Professor Khaled Anatolios from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry will deliver a lecture on St. Athanasius. Dr. Anatolios’s lecture will be the first in a series of lectures exploring the Doctors of the Church.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Time: 5:00 pm. Place: Skutt Student Center, 105.
March 29, 2011: Orlando Espin
The Thirteenth Annual Lawler Lecture in Theology: “The People of God: The Inescapable and Upsetting Presence of Culture in Ecclesiology.” The 2011 lecturer will be Orlando Espin, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where he also directs the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism.
The lecture will be on the campus of Creighton University, in the Harper Center ballroom at 7:30 p.m. on March 29. The lecture is free and open to the public.
March 21, 2011: Charles Brockhouse
Charles Brockhouse, Assistant Professor of Biology, will deliver a lecture New Tools for Combating River Blindness: the Black Fly Genome and Proteomic Project. This lecture is the first in a series featuring Catholic intellectuals in the sciences.
The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Hixson-Lied, Room 244.
March 16, 2011: Brad Gregory
Theology, the Reformation Era, and the Secularization of Knowledge.
Brad S. Gregory is Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2003. From 1996-2003 he taught in the history department and received early tenure at Stanford University; prior to that he was a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows, and earned his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. His first book, _Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe_ (Harvard University Press, 1999) received six book awards. His forthcoming book is about the Reformation era and the makings of modernity.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Time: 7:00 pm. Place: Harper Center, room 3028.
October 26, 2010: Retired Archbishop John QuinnTitle: Vatican Council I: The Distortions and the Facts
Location: Harper Center Ballroom
Description: Archbishop John R. Quinn, will present a lecture “Vatican Council I: The Distortions and the Facts” on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00pm in the Harper Center Ballroom.
Vatican I is best known as the council that promulgated the doctrine of Papal Infallibility. In this lecture Archbishop Quinn explores the connections between this important council and today’s church.
Archbishop Quinn was ordained a priest for the diocese of San Diego in 1953. He did his philosophical and theological studies at Gregorian University in Rome. He was Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, first Archbishop of Oklahoma, Archbishop of San Francisco, and also served as president of the Episcopal Conference of the United States. After resigning as Archbishop of San Francisco, he was given a fellowship at Campion Hall, Oxford, England.
This event sponsored by the Center for Catholic Thought is free and open to the public. For more information contact Fran Minear at 280-2303 or email@example.com.
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Title: The Catholic Church and Peace Building in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Location: Harper Center 3023
Description: The Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society together with the Center for Catholic Thought invites you to a lecture by Bishop Nicolas Djoma. Bishop Djoma will address the problem of religion and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Start Time: 7:00 pm