In Former Times

An Archive of Past Events and Lectures

 Why Does the Mass Have Rules? The Nature and Role of the Liturgy | 6 April

The final installment in the annual

Wisdom of Aquinas Series

An afternoon considering St. Thomas Aquinas’s teaching on the liturgy


Fr. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, OP  | Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Mindfulness: Positive Psychology and the Christian Faith | 12 March 

A lecture by Prof. Christopher Kaczor | Loyola Marymount University

Speaker Bio:
Christopher Kaczor (rhymes with razor) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and a member of the James Madison Society of Princeton University. In 2015, he was appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life of Vatican City, and he serves as a Consultor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College and earned a Ph.D. four years later from the University of Notre Dame.

A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Kaczor is a former Federal Chancellor Fellow at the University of Cologne and William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is an award winning author of twelve books including The Gospel of Happiness, The Seven Big Myths about Marriage, A Defense of Dignity, The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church, The Ethics of Abortion, O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor, Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues; Life IssuesMedical Choices; Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love; The Edge of Life, and Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition.

Dr. Kaczor’s views have been in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, National Review, NPR, BBC, EWTN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, TEDx, and The Today Show.

Does Politics Need God | March 9

The Catholic Center hosted a conference featuring Prof. Paul Rahe (Hillsdale College), Prof. Steve Long (Ave Maria University), Sohrab Ahmari (New York Post), and a panel including Prof. Robert George (Princeton University), Prof. Vincent Phillip Muñoz (University of Notre Dame) and Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Thomistic Institute).

Audio of the lectures is available on Soundcloud:

Can the Separation of Church and State be Sustained? | Prof. Paul Rahe

The Common Good, Political Order and God | Dr. Steve Long

A Reasonable God in the Public Square: Regensburg Revisited | Sohrab Ahmari



Only the Suffering God Can Help | February 20

A lecture by

Fr. Isaac Morales, OP  | Providence College 

About the Speaker:

Fr. Isaac Morales, O.P. entered the Dominican novitiate for the Province of St. Joseph in the summer of 2012. Before joining the order, Fr. Isaac received a BSE in civil engineering from Duke University, an MTS with a concentration in biblical studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD in New Testament from Duke University. After completing his PhD, he taught in the department of theology at Marquette University for four years. During the academic year 201112, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the LudwigMaximilians Universität in Munich. Fr. was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2018.

Recording will be available soon on Soundcloud. 

Spring Welcome at the Catholic Center | January 30

The Catholic Center began the new semester of studies in prayer

by asking for God’s blessings, and celebrating with friends and new students!

Dinner followed a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, and each of the student organizations introduced the programs for the spring semester.