Past Events | 2016

2016 EVENTS


REASON AND INTERPRETATION IN CATHOLIC THOUGHT | November 5, 2016

Khaled Anatolios (University of Notre Dame), Boyd Taylor Coolman (Boston College) and Bruce D. Marshall (Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine, Southern Methodist University) spoke on the role of reason in the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The conference was sponsored by The Thomistic Institute, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and The International Society for Medieval Hermeneutics.

You may listen to the conference lectures on Soundcloud here


THE DANGERS OF ASSISTED SUICIDE | October 21, 2016

An informational lecture on the dangers of assisted suicide, by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., noted philosopher, author, and lecturer on the complementarity of science, faith, and philosophy.

 SPIRITUAL and RELIGIOUS: Why We Owe God an Hour a Week | October 3, 2016

A lecture by Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., S.T.M.

Sponsored by the Catholic Center at NYU, and the Thomistic Institute

Fr. Romanus is a Dominican priest and professor of systematic theology at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, MA, as well as an associate editor of The Thomist, and Senior Editor of Magnificat. He has served as a fellow of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas since 1999. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to scholarship, Fr. Cessario received the degree of Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), the highest academic honor of the Order of Preachers, in 2013. Among his numerous works are Christian Faith and the Theological LifeA Short History of Thomism, and forthcoming from Fortress Press, Thomas and the Thomists.

You may listen to the lecture on Soundcloud here


HAPPINESS WITHOUT RELIGION?: A Philosophical Debate | September 10, 2016

You may listen to the debate on Soundcloud here


THE 2016 CARDINAL EGAN LECTURE | May 21, 2016

Not Born Bad: The Catholic Truth About Original Sin

with

Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


AN EVENING WITH BISHOP KUKAH, OF SOKOTO, NIGERIA  | April 26, 2016

An evening of prayer and conversation with Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria. The bishop visited the U.S. to raise awareness of the plight of Nigerian faithful living under the constant threat of Boko Haram, while also facing other forms of Islamist fundamentalism that threaten the Church’s freedom. The evening featured a talk by the bishop, as well as a panel discussion moderated by Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was joined by Dr. Timothy Shah, associate director of the Religious Freedom project at Georgetown University; and Dr. Daniel Philpott, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame.


 

A LAUNCH EVENT FOR ThomisticEvolution.org | April 23, 2016

Understanding Adam and Eve with Faith and Reason,”
Panel Discussion with ThomisticEvolution.org contributors
Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute.

THE FUTURE OF CATHOLICISM IN AMERICA | April 9, 2016

You may listen to the conference lectures on Soundcloud here.

SPIRIT AND FLESH: THE INCARNATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ART

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

You may listen to the Series on Soundcloud here


CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT AND CURRENT POLITICAL DEBATE | March 22, 2016


WHY WE NEED A GOD WHO DIED | March 1, 2016

A Lenten Reflection by Br. Constantius Sanders, O.P.

THE WISDOM OF AQUINAS | Fall 2015-Spring 2016

You may listen to the lectures on Soundcloud:

Fr. Dominic Legge OP: “Faith, Reason, and Reasonable Belief: Part I” 

Fr. Dominic Legge, OP: “Faith, Reason, and Reasonable Belief: Part II”


DESIRE OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS  | February 16, 2016

Courage International and the Catholic Center at NYU invite you to a screening of Desire of the Everlasting Hills, followed by a discussion about faith, love, and human sexuality.
Desire of the Everlasting Hills received the Reel Rose Award for the People’s Festival Award during the 2015 John Paul II Inter-Faith Film Festival. To view the trailer, click here.
“We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy.”         – Pope Francis
The film presents three portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality: Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him; Rilene, a successful business woman who realized that after twenty-five years she had not found the fulfillment she hoped for; and Paul, an international model who found grace in the last place he expected.
  “The love of God is not generic. God looks with love upon every man and woman, calling them by name.” – Pope Francis


SCIENCE AND RELIGION: THE MYTH OF CONFLICT | February 8, 2016 A lecture by Dr. Stephen Barr

Cosponsored by the Thomistic Institute
  Stephen M. Barr is a professor of physics at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He does research in theoretical particle physics, with emphasis primarily on “grand unified theories” and the cosmology of the early universe, and is the author of the article on “Grand Unified Theories” for the Encyclopedia of Physics. In 2011, he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. He also writes and lectures extensively on the relation of science and religion.  In addition to his many scholarly articles and publications, many of his articles and reviews have appeared in First Things. He is the author of the book Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2003) and A Student’s Guide to Natural Science (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2006).
You may listen to the lecture on Soundcloud here