The Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities at St. John’s University, established in 2007, draws high-profile, multi- and cross-disciplinary visiting professors to St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — the University’s oldest division — for a semester of teaching and scholarly exchange. Read more about the D’Angelo Chair here.
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 Eleventh Annual Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. (Common Hour). Rev. James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large of America Magazine, will present the lecture, "Building a Bridge: Reaching Out to LGBT Catholics."
Father Martin is a Jesuit priest, author, and editor at large at America magazine. He frequently appears on the news as a commentator on various social and religious issues. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed Father Martin as a consultor to the Dicastery for Communication. He is the author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity; The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life; Jesus: a Pilgrimage; Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life; and Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus.
All are welcome to attend.
Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, author, and editor at large at America magazine. He frequently appears on the news as a commentator on various social and religious issues. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed Father Martin as a consultor to the Dicastery for Communication.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Marillac Auditorium, Queens Campus
Empathy and the Evolution of Compassion: From Deep History to Infused Virtue
Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, University of Notre Dame
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 at Boston College
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
Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, Professor of Theology, Fordham University
Catholic Teaching on the Issue of Immigration
Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn
Civic Kinship: A Christian Ethic of Immigration
Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
The Council of Trent and Michelangelo's “Last Judgment”
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., Ph.D., Department of Theology, Georgetown University
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
The Sacramental Principle and The Catholic University
Rev. Michael J. Himes, Ph.D., Theology Department, Boston College
Paul Mariani, Ph.D., University Professor of English, Boston College
Ron Hansen, Ph.D., Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor, Santa Clara University
Each semester, the Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholar-teachers from among the faculty to discuss a topic from a variety of perspectives. The event welcomes all members of the University community.
The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
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