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Dr. Putnam explained the dilemma to nearly 300 St. John’s students, faculty, and administrators as part of the University’s 22nd Annual Founder’s Week.
Opening this year’s Catholic Lecture Series on October 1, Most Rev. Robert McElroy, bishop of San Diego, posed these and other questions while speaking on “Catholic Teaching and the Emergent Common Good,” part of St. John’s University’s annual Founder’s Week celebration.
Founder’s Week is an opportunity for the entire University community to learn more about the teachings and legacy of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th-century priest who founded the Congregation of the Mission.
This year’s Founder’s Week, one of the University’s premiere week-long annual events celebrating St. John’s Vincentian heritage, focused on the theme “Compassion Without Limits; Justice Across Borders.”
Education is one of society’s most effective tools for achieving social justice, said author and activist Jim Ziolkowski as he addressed more than 500 students, faculty, and administrators on September 23 as part of St. John’s University’s 20th Annual Founder’s Week.
St. John’s University is marking two decades of using service and education to help build a better world

Every member of the St. John's University family is both scholar and servant—seeking truth, acquiring wisdom and committed to helping those in need. That was the core message of this...

Focusing on the role that education plays in helping to alleviate suffering around the world, St. John's University celebrated its 20th annual Founder's Week with exhibits, lectures, Mass, and service activities centered on the theme "Be Vincentian: Compassion without Limits; Justice across Borders."
Eager to learn about the experiences that have shaped one of the world’s leading authorities on autism, more than 1,250 students, faculty and administrators filled Carnesecca Arena to hear Temple Grandin, Ph.D., speak as part of Founder’s Week 2013 at St. John’s University.