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SPRING 2014

Theology Lecture:  "You’re More Than Wrong, You’re Evil:  How the Death of Mainline Protestantism Made American Politics a Religion"

Dr. Joseph Bottum, Ph.D., Houston Baptist University
Thursday, February 13
4:30 pm
College Center CT M114

Dr. Joseph Bottum is a skilled poet and essayist and Catholic intellectual of first rank.  He is the former literary editor of the "Weekly Standard" and former editor in chief of the journal "First Things." Dr. Bottum holds a Ph.D. in medieval philosophy and has done television commentary for networks from the BBC to EWTN, including appearances on NBC's

Meet the Press and the PBS NewsHour. He is now a full-time writer as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Houston Baptist University

For more information contact Dr. James Buckley jbuckley@loyola.edu

Catholic Social Thought Lecture: "Prosecutorial Ethics: the Zimmerman Trial"

Professor Samuel L. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute at Touro Law Center
Monday, February 17
5:00 pm
Knott Hall B01

This lecture is sponsored by the Catholic Social Thought Program at  Loyola University  Maryland. For more information, please contact Dr. Graham McAleer, (410) 617-2027.

Catholic Social Thought Lecture: "Breaking Bad and the Ethical Life"

Professor Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Chair of Ethics, Baylor College, Texas
Tuesday, March 11
5:00 pm
Knott Hall B01

This lecture is sponsored by the Catholic Social Thought Program at  Loyola University  Maryland. For more information, please contact Dr. Graham McAleer, (410) 617-2027.

Theology Poetry Reading: "Of Language, Life, and Love: An Evening of Poetry with Micheal O'Siadhail"

Micheal O’Siadhail 

Tuesday, March 18
4:30 pm
The Refectory

Micheal O’Siadhail is an Irish poet who has published ten collections of poetry, mostly recently anthologized in Collected Poems (Chester Springs, Pa.: Dufour Editions, 2014).  He has also published volumes on learning Irish from Yale and Cambridge University Presses.    Although he is a full-time writer, he has lectured widely and has received a number of literary awards.

Welcome are not only members of the Loyola but also those in the wider community.

For more information contact Dr. James Buckley jbuckley@loyola.edu

Refreshments Will Be Served

Conference: "Mary Under Duress: The Cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Anglo-Spanish Europe, ca. 1525-1675"

Featuring a slate of international speakers, a concert at the Basilica by Loyola students, a rare book tour, and more events. The Conference starts Thursday, March 21 on campus and moves to Evergreen museum, the George Peabody Library, the Basilica downtown, and ends at Johns Hopkins. The sponsors are the Hopkins Singleton Center and Loyola's Humanities Center and Catholic Studies Program. Please come to an event and encourage your students also.

March 20 through March 22

Click to view the Conference poster and the Conference schedule of events.

Theology Lecture: “A Church That Can and Cannot Change:  The Dynamics of Tradition"

Presented by T.  Howland Sanks, S.J., Professor emeritus of Historical and Systematic Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and visiting professor, Joseph A. McEneany, S.J., Chair of Jesuit Studies, Loyola University Maryland. 

Thursday, March 20
4:30 PM
Sellinger VIP Lounge (Located on the 4th Floor of the Andrew White Student Center)

Fr. Sanks is the author of several books most notably Salt, Leaven, & Light:  The Community Called Church, a widely used textbook in ecclesiology, and numerous articles.  Fr. Sanks’ areas of specialization are ecclesiology, theological method, Vatican II, globalization and the interface of faith and culture.

This Lecture is Free and Open to the Public

For more information contact T. Howland Sanks, S.J., thsanks@loyola.edu

Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 410-617-2062 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

The Committee of Catholic Social Thought presents: "Pope Francis and the Return of the Social Gospel: EG 176-258"

Presented by Rev. John J Conley is the Henry J. Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University Maryland

Thursday, March 20
12:15pm
HU 221

The discussion is based on Evangelii Gaudium pp. 176-258 located at http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html

Theology Lecture: "Milan in the 4th Century: Constantine the Emperor, Ambrose the Bishop, Augustine the Rhetor"

Presented by Dr. Paola Francesca Moretti, associate professor of Latin language and literature at the Università degli Studi in Milan

Dr. Paola Francesca Moretti's research activity mainly focuses on late Latin literature and culture: the interrelationships between pagan and Christian culture; Ambrose of Milan’s commentaries on the Psalms and his letters; Jerome’s letters; Augustine’s prose; Christian poetry (Proba’s Virgilian cento; the Laudes Domini); and, female gender models in the Latin Fathers. She is in the U.S. at the University of Notre dame as an Italian Fulbright scholar for the 2014 spring semester.

Thursday, April 10
4:30 PM
Knott Hall B03

For more information contact Dr. Angela Christman achristman@loyola.edu

The Committee of Catholic Social Thought presents: "Joy and Mercy in Evangelii Gaudium"

Presented by Professor Robert Miner, Baylor University 

Thursday, April 24
12:15 PM
College Center M107

Dr. Robert Miner is a professor of Philosophy in the Honors College at Baylor University. His areas of interest include Medieval Philosophy and Early Modern Philosophy and he has published books such as Thomas Aquinas on the Passions and Truth in the Making.

The discussion is based on Evangelii Gaudium located at http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html

Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 410-617-2062 at least 48 hours prior to the event.


 Catholic Studies Mass & Dinner

Church

At the Home of Sue & Mike Abromaitis

Anneslie neighborhood just a few miles north of campus

Celebrant: Rev. John Conley, SJ

Saturday, April 26, 2014 

Liturgy will begin at 4:00 PM, please show up 1/2 hour early and bring a lawn chair.

For directions or questions, email Susan Szczybor .