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Catholic Lecture Series

The Catholic Lecture Series was created to further St. John’s strategic objective of visibly embedding its Catholic and Vincentian mission in the academic life of the University.  

The Ninth Annual Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. during Common Hour. Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology at Boston College, will be the speaker. She will discuss compassion as a disposition, a virtue, a way of being and acting, and its relationship to the common good.

Dr. M. Shawn Copeland is the author of: Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and BeingThe Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille; and co-author of Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience. A former Convenor of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, she received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Black Religious Scholars Group in 2009.

All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Lecture

"Compassion Matters: Compassion as a Disposition, a Virtue, a Way of Being, and a Way of Acting, and Its Contribution to Creating the Common Good"

Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology, Boston College

Thursday, November 10, 2016
1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
D'Angelo Room 206, Queens Campus

Past Lectures

Fall 2015
Who Is My Brother? Who Is My Sister? Catholic Teaching and the Emergent Global Common Good
Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego

Spring 2015
Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, Professor of Theology, Fordham University

Spring 2014
Catholic Teaching on the Issue of Immigration
Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn

Spring 2013
Civic Kinship: A Christian Ethic of Immigration
Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University

Spring 2012
The Council of Trent and Michelangelo's “Last Judgment”
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., Ph.D., Department of Theology, Georgetown University

Fall 2010
Religion and Politics: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, What’s Prudent
Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Ph.D., Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University

Spring 2010
The Sacramental Principle and The Catholic University
Rev. Michael J. Himes, Ph.D., Theology Department, Boston College

Spring 2009
Writing Hopkins
Paul Mariani, Ph.D., University Professor of English, Boston College
Ron Hansen, Ph.D., Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor, Santa Clara University