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Picture of Kenneth Himes
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.
Picture of Natalia Imperatori-Lee
Natalia Imperatori-Lee, PhD
Picture of Most Rev. Thomas Wenski
Most Rev. Thomas Wenski
Picture of Sr. Helen Prejean
Sr. Helen Prejean
Picture of Gerard T. Straub
Gerard T. Straub


Facing the Invisible: The Role of the Marginalized in Ecclesial Reform
September 4, 2014 | Lecture
Presenter: Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
Respondent: Thomas F. O'Meara, OP, Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus, University of Notre Dame                                                                   Location/Time: Gasson Hall, Room 100, 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors: Theology Department and C21 Center

The Poor: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?
September 23, 2014 | Lecture
Presenter: Kenneth Himes, OFM, Associate Professor, Theology Department
Location/Time: Gasson Hall, Room 100, 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors: C21 Center, Theology Department, and School of Theology and Ministry (STM)

Jesus: A Pilgrimage
September 25, 2014 | Lecture
Presenter: James Martin, S.J., author and editor at large at America Magazine
Location/Time: Robsham Theatre, 6:30 p.m.
Sponsors: STM and C21 Center
(No RSVP required. First-come, first-served)

Dead Man Walking: A Conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean
October 9, 2014 | Film viewing and Conversation
Presenter: Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author, advocate, and prison minister
Location/Time: Robsham Theatre, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Sponsors: C21 Center, STM, and Center for Human Rights and International Justice
(No RSVP required. First-come, first-served)

From Hollywood to Haiti: A Filmmaker's Journey with the Poor
October 21, 2014 | Film viewing and Commentary
Presenter: Gerard T. Straub, Founder and President of Pax et Bonum Communications
*NEW Location*/Time: McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sponsors: C21 Center and Center for Human Rights and International Justice

"I was a stranger and you welcomed me": A Catholic Vision for Immigration Reform
October 27, 2014 | Episcopal Visitor Lecture
Presenter: Most. Rev. Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami and Chairman for the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development
Location/Time: Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room, 4:30 p.m.
Sponsors: C21 Center and Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Is there a Future for Catholic Health and Social Services?
November 5, 2014| Panel Discussion
Moderator: Alberto Godenzi, Dean, Graduate School of Social Work
Invited Panelists:

  • Michele Broemmelsiek, Vice President, Catholic Relief Services
  • Fr. Larry Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA
  • Fr. J. Bryan Hehir, Secretary for Health and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston

Location/Time: McGuinn Hall, Room 121,  7:00 p.m.
Sponsors: C21 Center, Graduate School of Social Work, and Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life