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Kenneth Himes, OFM, Associate Professor, Theology Department

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Gasson Hall, Room 100, 5:30 p.m.

The reality of poverty has challenged the moral convictions of humanity throughout history. How are Christians called to respond to poverty? More importantly, how do we respond to children, parents, or grandparents who suffer the effects of poverty? Listen to Fr. Ken Himes explore these questions and more.

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        God and the Imagination: Praying Through Poetry

        Thursday, April 25, 2013, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

        Listen and learn to explore poetry and prayer through faith with Paul Mariani. Be inspired by his works and the works of Dante, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot and more!

        Professor Paul Mariani

        Mysticism and the Intellectual Life

        Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, 5:30 p.m.

        Listen to Larry Cunningham discuss how the mystical experience may intersect
        with the life of the mind in the Catholic tradition.

        Lawrence Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus), University of Notre Dame

        Accompaniment: Liberation Theology, Solidarity and a Life of Service

        Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Robsham Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

        Listen to a conversation about Dr. Farmer’s vision for healthcare, the reality of social inequality and the option for the poor.

        Dr. Paul E. Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Professor Roberto Goizueta, Theology Department, Boston College

        Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures

        Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Theology and Ministry Library, Brighton Campus

        Listen to Fr. Harrington and Chris Matthews celebrate their new book, Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures, by discussing some of the
        best modern scholarship to assist one in encountering Jesus.

        Fr. Daniel Harrington, S.J., and Christopher R. Matthews, professors, STM

        The Challenge of Catholic Teaching on War and Peace in the Present Moment

        Monday, March 18, 2013, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

        Listen to Bishop McElroy discuss the challenges of Catholic teaching on war and peace in today's world.

        Bishop Robert McElroy, Vicar for Parish Life and Development, Archdiocese of San Francisco

        New Voices in Catholic Theology

        Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 5:30 p.m.

        Listen to Anna Moreland and Joe Curran, editors of the new book, New Voices in Catholic Theology, as they share the profound influence of theologian Michael Buckley, S.J. on their scholarship, while presenting some of the best original work being done in theology today.

        Anna Bonta Moreland, professor, Department of the Humanities, Villanova University and Joseph Curran, professor of Religious Studies, Misericordia College

        The Future of Catholic Periodicals: Faith, Finances, and the Digital Age

        Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Gasson Hall, Room 100

        View and enjoy a discussion among the chief editors of prominent Catholic magazines regarding the opportunities and challenges covering the Catholic Church in the 21st Century.

        Moderator: Tom Roberts (National Catholic Reporter), Editors Panel: Matt Malone, S.J. (America); Paul Baumann (Commonweal) and Meinrad Scherer-Emunds (U.S. Catholic)

        The Heart of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

        5:30 p.m., February 7, 2013, Gasson Hall, Room 100

        Listen to Fr. Imbelli, Marina McCoy and Khaled Anatolios discuss the Catholic intellectual tradition and its relationship to learning, our faith and our world.

        Fr. Robert Imbelli, professor, Theology Department; Marina McCoy, associate professor, Philosophy Department; Khaled Anatolios, professor, School of Theology and Ministry

        Philosophy Professor Marina McCoy on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

        Professor Marina McCoy discusses the importance of faith and reason, heart and mind, in getting to know and love God, and how God communicates with us through the Catholic intellectual tradition.

        Is Religious Liberty Under Threat in America?

        7:00 p.m., April 18, 2012, Robsham Theater

        A panel of experts in theology and constitutional law examined threats to religious liberty in America at a campus forum moderated by Vatican expert and author John L. Allen, Jr. of National Catholic Reporter and sponsored by the Church in the 21st Century Center, BC Law School and the School of Theology and Ministry.

        John L. Allen Jr., M. Cathleen Kaveny, Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Vincent D. Rougeau

        The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Conversation at Boston College

        Rev. Robert Imbelli, Associate Professor of the Boston College Theology Department discusses the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and its attempt to address the meaning and purpose of human life and existence.

        Rev. Robert Imbelli

        Revitalizing the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Catholic University Campuses: A Conversation with Charles Taylor

        4:30pm, November 10, 2011, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

        Revitalizing the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Catholic University Campuses: A Conversation with Charles Taylor

        Facilitator: Fr. Robert Imbelli

        Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

         

         

        Charles Taylor, professor emeritus, McGill University and Fr. Robert Imbelli, facilitator

        Growing in Faith in a Catholic University

        Thursday, May 6, 2010, 11:00am, Heights Room Corcoran Commons

        The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College welcomed Father Brian Linnane, SJ, the President of Loyola University Maryland to Boston College. As our yearlong series Growing in Faith: The Journey of a Lifetime continues, Father Linnane spoke on the topic of “Growing Faith in a Catholic University.” Those who work in the areas of Student Services, Residential Life, Campus Ministry, Mission and Ministry or in another area were invited to attend, as their work is touched by this question of faith in a college or university.

        Fr. Brian Linnane, SJ, President, Loyola University Maryland

        The Exile and the Return of the Trinity

        Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 5:30pm, Fulton Hall Room 511

        Thomas Norris, priest and lecturer at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, spoke about the Exile and the Return of the Trinity and discussed the Trinity as the very life of God and model for human living. In our culture, rent with all sorts of divisions and fractures, how can faith in the triune God move us toward unity and fullness of life now?

        Fr. Thomas Norris

        Bernard Lonergan: Growing in Faith as the Eyes of Being-in-Love with God

        Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:00pm, Heights Room

        Lonergan scholar and theology department Professor Fred Lawrence gave a lecture on Jesuit theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan. Professor Lawrence discussed how the C21 Center's yearlong theme of "Growing in Faith" resonates with Lonergan's notion of faith as being in love with God.

        Fred Lawrence

        Seeing into the Middle of Things

        5:30pm, Thursday, April 15, 2010 Heights Room

        Inspired by Annie Dillard, Simone Weil, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ron Hansen, novelist and permanent deacon, and Professor at Santa Clara University, spoke of the importance and the wonder of truly seeing. Hansen is the author of eight novels.

        Ron Hansen

        Pope Benedict and the Reception of Vatican II

        5:30pm, Thursday, April 8, 2010 2101 Commonwealth Avenue

        Fr. Bob Imbelli, of the Boston College Theology Department discussed Pope Benedict and his reception of Vatican II.

        Fr. Robert Imbelli

        Friendship with God

        Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:00 pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

        Is it possible to be friends with God? Is it possible to deepen our friendship with God? What are obstacles to this friendship? Noted author and spiritual writer William Barry, SJ shared his reflections on these foundational questions.

        Fr. Bill Barry, SJ

        Catholic Renewal and Reform: Four Decades Sharing in the Jesuit Mission in Higher Education

        Gasson Hall 100, December 1, 2009

        Historian David O'Brien of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Dayton recalls the worth, import and lessons learned during his four decades of interaction and cooperation with the Society of Jesus in higher education.
        Historian David O'Brien

        "Oracles, Dissent, and Conversation: Reflections on Catholic Teaching," a Symposium in Honor of Michael Buckley, S.J.

        Gasson Hall 100, Friday 10/23 4:00pm

        Theologians mentored by Michael Buckley, S.J., former director of the Jesuit institute, gather to honor his contribution to the theological endeavor. Professor Nicholas Lash of the University of Cambridge gave the keynote address, with a response given by Father Michael Himes.
        Professors Nicholas Lash and Fr. Michael Himes

        Monasticism, Beauty, and Contemplation: Henri Nouwen Praying to Believe

        Thursday, October 15, 2009 5:30pm

        Author Robert Waldron addressed the power of monasticism, beauty and contemplation in the life of famed author and spiritual guide, Henri Nouwen.
        Author Robert Waldron

        A Discussion on Teaching Theology

        Friday October 23, 2009

        Professors Michael Buckley, SJ, Nicholas Lash, and Fr. Michael Himes considered the importance of teaching theology and discussed their work as theologians
        Professors Michael Buckley, SJ, Nicholas Lash, and Fr. Michael Himes

        Latinos and U.S. Catholicism: Present Contributions and Future Possibilities

        September 30, 2009, Fulton Hall 511

        Professors Roberto Goizueta, Hosffman Ospino, and Nancy Pineda-Madrid offered insight on the present and future of Hispanics in U.S. Catholicism, Hispanic Spirituality, and U.S. Latino/Latina theology.
        Professors Roberto Goizueta, Hosffman Ospino, and Nancy Pineda-Madrid

        Understanding the Religious Other: Western Hermeneutics and Interreligious Dialogues

        Heights Room, Corcoran Commons 4pm, September 25, 2009

        Professor David Tracy of the University of Chicago will lecture on understanding the religious 'other', with responses by Catherine Keller, Drew University, and Mark Heim, Andover Newton Theological School.
        Professor David Tracy, Dr. Catherine Keller, and Dr. Mark Heim

        Two Jesuit Choreographers: East Meets West

        September 18, 2009, 7:00pm

        This fusion of dance performances celebrates the work of classically trained Indian dancer, Saju George S.J, with works by Robert VerEecke S.J., BC Artist in Residence.
        Saju George, SJ and Robert VerEecke, SJ

        Lecture and Discussion - A Conversation with Tom O'Connor: Two Centuries of Faith

        Milton, Massachusetts

        Boston College University Historian Thomas O'Connor speaks about the history of the 200 year-old Archdiocese of Boston in the light of his edited collection "Two Centuries of Faith."
        Thomas O'Connor

        The Future as (Catholic) History: American Catholicism in Historical Perspective

        Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 7:00 pm, Gasson Hall 100

        Historian David O'Brien, emeritus of the College of the Holy Cross and professor at the University of Dayton, addresses the past and the future of the American Catholic experience.
        David O'Brien

        Al Encuentro con Cristo en la Oración (Encountering Christ in Prayer) with Ignacio Larranaga, OFM Cap.

        Saturday, April 25, 2009; 9am - 3pm; BC Law School Campus

        Ignacio Larrañaga, OFM Cap., de Chile, es fundador del movimiento mundial Talleres de Oración y Vida (TOV)
        Ignacio Larranaga, OFM Cap.

        Two Centuries of Faith: The Influence of Catholicism on Boston, 1808-2008

        Gasson Hall 100; Tuesday, April 21, 2009; 4:30pm

        Thomas H. O'Connor, BC University Historian, introduces Two Centuries of Faith, reviewing the 200 years of the existence and life of the Archdiocese of Boston.  BC President William P. Leahy, SJ, presents the volume to the Archbishop of Boston, Sean Cardinal O'Malley.
        Dr. Thomas O'Connor, William P. Leahy SJ, Cardinal Sean O'Malley

        Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies for Reform

        School of Theology and Ministry, Thursday, April 16, 2009; 5:00pm

        Editor Colleen Griffith and six contributors speak about the book, "Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies for Reform," (Crossroad, 2009).
        Colleen M. Griffith, M. Shawn Copeland, Susan Abraham, Francine Cardman, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Jane Regan, Mary Margaret Doyle Roche

        Spiritual Practices and Psychological Health

        March 30, 2009; 5:30 pm, The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

        John McDargh, faculty member of BC's Department of Theology, speaks about the helpful and the challenging intersections of spirituality and human psychology.
        John McDargh

        Ups, Downs, and Reinventions: American Catholics and the Practice of the Sacraments

        March 26, 2009, 4:30 pm, Gasson Hall 305

        James O'Toole, Clough Chair in History of the BC History Department, examines the 20th century changes in sacramental practice among Roman Catholics in the United States.
        James O'Toole

        The Jesus Prayer: A Pathway to Contemplation in the Eastern Christian Tradition

        March 24, 2009, 5:30 pm; Gasson Hall 100

        Khaled Anatolios, of the faculty of BC's School of Theology and Ministry, discusses the history, theology, and applicability in life today of the Jesus Prayer.
        Khaled Anatolios

        Adoration of the Eucharist Today

        Thursday, March 12, 2009, 5:30 pm; Gasson Hall 100

        John Baldovin. SJ, sacramental theologian at BC's School of Theology and Ministry, examines the history, theology, and contemporary relevance of the adoration of the Eucharist.
        John Baldovin, SJ

        Old Gold: Reclaiming Some Traditional Spiritual Practices

        Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:00 pm; Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

        Dr. Thomas Groome of the faculty of BC's School of Theology and Ministry discusses the perennial value that can be found in traditional spiritual practices of Catholicism.
        Thomas Groome

        Lecture: Encountering the Risen Christ: The Primary Task of Catechesis and Pastoral Ministry

        Gasson 100, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, Friday, November 14, 2008

        Jane Regan, Tom Groome

        Jesus, Prophet of Divine Wisdom

        Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, 5:30 pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2008

        Elizabeth Schussley Fiorenza

        Panel Discussion: "Who are you, Lord?" Meeting Jesus Christ in the Gospels

        129 Lake Street, Room 024, Brighton Campus; 5:30 pm; Wednesday, November 5, 2008

        Jane Regan, Celia Siros, Christopher Matthews, Dan Harrington SJ, Thomas Stegman SJ

        Lecture: "They Recognized Him": Teaching to Encounter Jesus in the Scriptures

        129 Lake Street, Room 024, Brighton Campus; 4:30 pm; Wednesday, October 29, 2008

        Tom Groome

        Lecture: "The Jesus of History"

        McGuinn 121, 4:30 pm, Friday, October 22, 2008

        Pheme Perkins

        Meeting Jesus: Christ in Tradition and Traditions

        129 Lake Street, Room 024, Brighton Campus, 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 2, 2008

        Francine Cardman

        The Jewishness of Jesus

        McGuinn 121, 4:30 pm, Wednesday, September 24, 2008

        Daniel Harrington, SJ

        "Dialogue between Muslims and Christians as Mutually Transformative Speech"

        Heights Room, 5:00 pm Friday, September 19, 2008

        David Burrell, CSC, Notre Dame; Respondents: Francis Clooney, SJ, Harvard; Joseph Lumbard, Brandeis

        The Intellectual Life as Friendship with God

        Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Hillside Cafe

        In an intellectual environment, such as college, it is often hard to set aside a space for religion and faith. In the monthly event designed for students seeking to learn more about faith and religion in an inviting social environment, Professor Brian J. Braman showed undergraduates how to find God in everyday life and develop a deeper relationship with God through intellect.
        with Brian J. Braman, Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Boston College

        Faith, Reason, and Culture in Christianity and Islam

        October 18, 2007 McGuinn 121

        David B. Burrell, CSC, author of Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions, Friendship and the Ways to Truth, and Knowing the Unknowable God, spoke in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Series on the mediating role of culture in the relation of faith and reason, utilizing illustrations from the tradition of Islamic philosophy.
        David B. Burrell, CSC, Professor, University of Notre Dame

        The Parish of Tomorrow: Storefront or MegaChurch?

        October 16, 2007 Gasson Hall 100

        Cardinal Theodore McCarrick discussed what description will best fit the parish of the future. Will it be a smaller familial reality in which everyone knows one another, where its reach extends deeply into a particular neighborhood? Or instead might the parish of tomorrow resemble a megachurch with great numbers of parishioners coming from a wide area and providing a vast number of services?
        Presenter: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington (DC)

        A Church for All, Especially a Church of the Poor

        October 4, 2007 Gasson Hall 100

        Professor Marco Impagliazzo, historian and International President of the Community of Sant'Egidio, with Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, spoke on the vital presence of the poor in the present and future life of the church, in particular, the Community of Sant'Egidio, an international Catholic lay movement dedicated to prayer and friendship with the poor.
        Marco Impagliazzo, Professor, University of Perugia; International President, Community of Sant'Egidio. Respondent: Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston

        Catholic Faith and Cooperation in a Pluralistic Society

        October 11, 2007

        The panelists discussed the ways in which the principle of cooperation, drawn from the tradition of Catholic moral theology, can help us to think through the issues that arise out of the Catholic imperative to serve the public good in a complex world where law and policy are sometimes in conflict with Catholic moral principles.
        Presenters: M. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Professor of Law and Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame Law School; Edward A. Hartnett, Richard J. Hughes Professor for Constitutional and Public Law and Service, Seton Hall University School of Law; James F. Keenan, SJ, Professor, Boston College Theology Department; Very Rev. Russell E. Smith, Senior Director, Ethics, Catholic Health Association

        Democrat Christopher Dodd and Republican Sam Brownback: Catholic Senators and Presidential Candidates: Their Faith and Public Policy

        Monday, April 23, 2007 Conte Forum

        In this debate, Tim Russert moderated between Democrat Christopher Dodd and Republican Sam Brownback. The question: how each of the panelists' faith had influenced his individual public policies. Russert posed questions to each of the senators, including topics around the war in Iraq, gay marriage, and stem cell research.
        Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press"

        Does Religion Cause Violence?

        Thursday, March 22, 2007 Fulton Hall 511

        William Cavanaugh addressed controversial issues around religion and violence and whether religion fuels violence. He cited examples both for the idea that religion spurs violence and the idea that violence occurs with or without religious involvement. He discussed the current issue of terrorism and its relationship to religion.
        with William T. Cavanaugh

        Called to be Catholic: Religious Practices that Nourish Women's Spirituality

        Monday, February 26, 2007 Heights Room

        Three Catholic women shared the unique experiences that shaped their relationship with Catholicism and the customs they practice today in order to sustain their faith. Each of the three speakers discussed their personal histories and how religion played a vital role in their development.
        with Kate Carter, Sr. Mary Sweeney, S.C., and Nancy Pineda-Madrid

        Believing in the Global South

        Thursday, February 22, 2007 Gasson Hall 100

        The social, economic, and cultural disparities between North America and Europe and the "global south"-Africa, south Asia, and Latin America-help explain different approaches to scripture and ritual, according to Philip Jenkins, professor of religious studies and history at Pennsylvania State University. He notes that most of the world's Christians live in the global south and that this demographic trend will continue. Jenkins rejects the proposition that ignorance and lack of education account for the southern Christians' literal interpretations of scripture. He suggests that the actual similarities between conditions in which they live and the world portrayed in the Bible account for their greater orthodoxy.
        Philip Jenkins

        Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM: Visit to Boston College to Speak with Undergraduate Students

        Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Jenks Honors Library

        Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston spoke to a group of Boston College undergraduate students on the theme of handing on the faith to the next generation. He discussed how current issues affect each person and how the next generation can deal with these issues while remaining true to their faith.
        with Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM

        Finding Out What We Believe: The "Sense of the Faithful" in 19th Century Catholic Theology

        Thursday, November 30, 2006 McGuinn Hall 121

        Michael J. Himes

        Unbearable Lightness of Being: Resourcing Catholic Intellectual Traditions for Higher Education

        October 31, 2006

        Professor Schloesser of the BC History Department spoke on his forthcoming publication: "Unbearable Lightness of Being: Resourcing Catholic Intellectual Traditions for Higher Education."
        Stephen Schloesser, SJ

        State of Mind: The Intellectual Life of American Catholics

        Sunday, April 30, 2006 Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

        with Michael Buckley, SJ, M. Cathleen Kaveny, and Eugene McCarraher

        The State of the Catholic Church in Ireland at the Start of the 21st Century

        Thursday, April 20, 2006 McGuinn Hall 121

        Garret FitzGerald

        Catholic Politicians in the U.S.: Their Faith and Public Policy

        Monday, February 27, 2006 Conte Forum

        Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press." Featuring James Carville, E.J. Dionne, Ed Gillespie, and Peggy Noonan

        Wojtyla Among the Philosophers

        Friday, February 20, 2006 Devlin Hall 008

        with George Weigel

        Vatican II and Ecumenism after Forty Years: Whence Have We Come; Where Are We Going?

        Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Fulton Hall 511

        with Professor Dietmar Winkler, University of Graz, Austria, Visiting Professor, Boston University School of Theology

        Vatican II: A Historical Perspective

        Monday, February 21, 2005 Gasson Hall 100

        with Professor John O'Malley, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, moderated by Dr. Patricia Deleeuw, Associate Academic Vice President

        Dostoevsky, Camus, and the Problem of Suffering

        Wednesday, November 3, 2004 Devlin Hall 008

        with James Wood, literary critic for The London Review of Books and The New Republic

        What Dare We Hope for?: The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting

        November 2, 2004

        Rev. Kenneth Himes

        Why the Church?

        October 19, 2004

        Rev. Michael Himes

        How Rome Views the American Church

        Monday, October 18, 2004 Gasson Hall 100

        John L. Allen Jr., National Catholic Reporter Senior Correspondent, and CNN's Senior Vatican Analyst spoke about how Rome views the American Catholic church today.



        John L. Allen Jr.

        The Church in Transition: Opportunities in Europe and in America

        Thursday, May 6, 2004 McGuinn Hall 121

        with Hermann J. Pottmeyer, Bochum University, Germany

        A Different Church in the Twenty-first Century: the Asian and Latino/a Presence in the Church Today

        Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Devlin Hall 008

        with Rev. Peter Phan, Georgetown University; and Prof. Roberto Goizueta

        Faith in the God Who Creates

        April 4, 2004

        Prof. Thomas Hibbs

        Catholicism and American Freedom

        Wednesday, March 31, 2004 McGuinn Hall 121

        with Prof. John McGreevy, University of Notre Dame

        The Holy Spirit and the Color of Your Parachute

        March 23, 2004

        Rev. William Neenan, SJ

        The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice

        Tuesday, March 22, 2004 Devlin Hall 008

        with Dr. Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University

        Can Secular Culture be Evangelized?

        Thursday, February 26, 2004 McGuinn Hall 121

        with Rev. Edward T. Oakes, SJ, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

        Love that Transforms: How the Resurrection Challenges Us

        Febrary 24, 2004

        Prof. Kerry Cronin

        Faith in God and Church Order: The Catholic Case of Martin Luther

        Thursday, November 13, 2003 McGuinn Hall 121

        David Tracy, The University of Chicago

        Reflections on the Contradictory Sign of the Crucified Christ

        October 21, 2003

        Prof. Paul Mariani

        The Church in the Third Millennium

        Thursday, October 9, 2003 Stuart Hall 120, Newton Campus

        with Ladislas Orsy, SJ, Georgetown University

        What Makes Us Catholic

        Thursday, October 2, 2003 Gasson 100

        with Prof. Thomas Groome

        Truly Divine and Truly Human: Believing in the Incarnation

        September 23, 2003

        Kenneth Himes, OFM

        The Trinity as the Shape of Faith

        February 5, 2003

        Rev. Michael Himes

        Ecumenism and the Updating of the Church

        Tuesday, November 12, 2002 Gasson Hall 309

        with Fr. George Tavard, AA.

        Ecumenical Wisdom

        October 7, 2002

        Speakers: Thomas Fitzgerald, Mark Heim, Fredrica Harris-Thompsett; Moderator: Richard Parker
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          Agape Latte with Fr. William Neenan, S.J.

          Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Hillside Cafe, 8:00 p.m.

          Listen to Fr. Bill Neenan, S.J. share five things that he has learned at Boston College.

          Fr. William Neenan, S.J., Vice President, Special Assistant to the President

          Agape Latte: A Merry Meyer Chambers

          Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Hillside Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

          Listen to an exciting conversation with Meyer Chambers, of campus ministry, for a special CHRISTMAS EDITION Agape Latte!

          Campus Minister for Liturgical Arts, Campus Ministry

          Agape Latte with Jack Dunn: Let God...Unpack

          Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Hillside Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

          Baggage and regrets can hold us back from becoming our true selves.  Let go and let God in.

          Jack Dunn, Director, Public Affairs

          Agape Latte with Fr. Jeremy Clarke, S.J.

          Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Hillside Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

          Listen to special Agape Latte guest speaker, Fr. Jeremy Clarke, S.J. shares his viewpoint on faith.

          Fr. Jeremy Clarke, S.J., Assistant Professor, History Department

          Agape Latte: Espresso Your Faith Week with Coach Addazio

          Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Hillside Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

          Listen to special Agape Latte guest speaker, Coach Addazio share his passion for life and faith.

          Coach Addazio

          Agape Latte with Mary Troxell

          Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Hillside Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

          Listen to Mary Troxell discuss her "favorite mistakes" made throughout her life's journey.

          Professor Mary Troxell, Philosophy Department

          Agape Latte: I Don't Know How to Put This, but You're Kinda a Big Deal

          Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Hillside Cafe

          Listen to Fr. Terry P. Devino, S.J., Vice President and University Secretary, Director of Manresa House talk about God's profound love and the goodness that lives with each one of us.

          Fr. Terry P. Devino, S.J., Vice President and University Secretary, Director of Manresa House

          Retreats: Transforming the Lives of Young People

          Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 5:30 p.m.

          Listen and learn about effective strategies to engage young people through retreats at parishes, high schools and college campuses.

          Burt Howell, director, Intersections; Amy Chapman, director, Faith Formation, St. Ignatius Church; John Glynn, campus minister; John Mark, director, Campus Ministry Boston College High School

          Encountering Christ Through Service

          5:30 p.m., November 6, 2012, Gasson Hall, Room 100

          In this panel discussion moderated by Dan Ponsetto, panelists share the various ways that effective community service can lead to a stronger connection with God.

          Dan Ponsetto, director, Volunteer and Service Learning Center; Gisella Mendizabal, Horizons; Stephen J. Pope, professor, Theology Department; Mary Lou Bozza, director, Confirmation & Youth Ministry at Good Shepherd Parish

          Agape Latte: There and Back Again...A Tale of Peter Folan

          Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Hillside Cafe

          Listen to Peter Folan share his life story with students at Agape Latte.

          Peter Folan, Assistant Director, Intersections

          Agape Latte with Catherine Cornille and Jeffrey Bloechl

          Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Hillside Cafe, 8:30pm

          Listen to one couple’s journey on El Camino. Be inspired to walk in your faith!

          Professor Catherine Cornille and Associate Professor Jeffrey Bloechl

          The Power of Boundless Compassion: An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle

          Thursday, October 25, 2012, Robsham Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

          In this presentation, Fr. Greg shares his reflections on community and the sacredness of life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality, drawn from more than 20 years of work with formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles.

          Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director, Homeboy Industries, and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

          Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New

          Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Gasson Hall, Room 100

          Previewing selections from their latest book, Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New (Paraclete Press, 2012), listen to editors Colleen Griffith and Thomas Groome discuss how spiritual practices help to strengthen the life of faith.

          Colleen M. Griffith is STM associate professor of the practice of theology and faculty director of spirituality studies, and Thomas H. Groome is STM professor of theology and religious education

          Agape Latte EXTRA: Fearing the Stigmata

          Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Hillside Cafe

          Matt Weber, BC alumnus and author of "Fearing the Stigmata," and producer for CatholicTV will discuss the challenges and the immense joys of publicly living out the Catholic faith.

          Matt Weber, BC alumnus and producer for CatholicTV

          Women Religious Handing on the Faith in America (Film and Discussion)

          Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Function Room

          View and listen to this special discussion with a panel of women religious reflect on the documentary "Women & Spirit."

          Mary Walsh, Professor, LSOE; Sr. Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, Associate Director of Spiritual Formation, STM; Sr. Callista Roy, CSJ, Professor, CSON; Sr. Annette McDermott, SSJ, Doctoral Student

          Handing on the Faith in the 21st Century

          Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Gasson Hall, Room 100

          A conversation with Matt Weber of CatholicTV and Professor Tom Groome about handing on the faith in the 21st century.

          Professor Thomas H. Groome, and Matt Weber from CatholicTV Network

          An Archbishop's Perspective on Handing on the Faith

          Gasson Hall, Room 100, 4:30 pm

          As part of The Church in the 21st Century Center’s Episcopal Visitor Program, Archbishop Flynn shares his reflections on handing on the faith in the 21st century, drawn from more than 20 years of experience as a bishop.

          Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

          Agape Latte: God in the Mods

          Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Hillside Cafe

          View and listen to Fr. Casey and panelists Tim Hanchin and Marina Pastrana discuss the topic of Living and Relationships.

          Fr. Casey Beaumier, SJ, Tim Hanchin and Marina Pastrana

          Women and Interreligious Dialogue

          Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 5:00pm

          This lecture takes stock of the contributions of women to interreligious dialogue and of interreligious dialogue to feminist thinking within particular religions, while also critically reflecting on present and future challenges and avenues for reflection and collaboration. Rosemary Radford Ruether is the Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology at the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union. Nelly van Doorn-Harder is professor of Islamic studies at Wake Forest University, and Marianne Moyaert is a postdoctoral fellow at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

          Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology, Nelly van Doorn-Harder, and Marianne Moyaert

          Professor Tom Groome discusses the C21 Resources Fall 2012 Issue

          Thomas H. Groome, the guest editor of the new C21 Resources issue entitled, “Handing on the Faith” discusses the "every day ways" we, as Catholics, can hand on the faith in the 21st century.

          Thomas H. Groome, professor, School of Theology & Ministry, IREPM

          A Contemplative Vision of the Mystics (Part 2)

          9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., June 9, 2012, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

          A Contemplative Vision of the Mystics (Part 2)

          Speaker: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

          Location: Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

          Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

          A Contemplative Vision of the Mystics (Part 1)

          9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

          A Contemplative Vision of the Mystics (Part 1)

          Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

          Speaker: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser

          Location: Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

           

          Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

          Agape Latte: Intellectual Life and Friendship with God

          8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Hillside Cafe

          Professor of Philosophy Brian Braman explains how the life of the mind can move us outside of ourselves and into loving conversation with God.

          Brian Braman

          Working for Justice: Handing on the Faith

          wednesday, december 14, 2005 gasson hall 100

          Edwina Gateley, Volunteer Missionary Movement

          A Catholic Funeral: Comfort for the Journey Forward

          8:30 p.m., March 20, 2012, Hillside Cafe

          Fr. Jack Butler, Boston College Vice President for University Mission and Ministry, explains how confronting death as Christians can actually animate us in the way we live our lives.

          Fr. Jack Butler, S.J., Ph.D.

          John's Gospel: Holy Week and Easter Themes (Part 1)

          1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., March 23, 2012, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          John's Gospel: Holy Week and Easter Themes (Part 1)

          Presenters: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

          Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

          Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

          John's Gospel: Holy Week and Easter Themes (Part 2)

          1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., March 23, 2012, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          John's Gospel: Holy Week and Easter Themes (Part 2)

          Presenters: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

          Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

          Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

          Why Confirmation Matters

          5:30 p.m., March 8, 2012, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Why Confirmation Matters


          Presenter: Monsignor Liam Bergin

          Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Monsignor Liam Bergin

          Why Be Baptized in the Catholic Church? A Conversation with John Baldovin, S.J.

          Heights Room, 5:30pm, Corcoran Commons

          Why Be Baptized in the Catholic Church? A Conversation with John Baldovin, S.J.

          Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          John Baldovin, S.J.

          Fr. John Baldovin discusses the C21 Resources Spring 2012 Issue

          Fr. John Baldovin, Editor of the Spring 2012 issue of C21 Resources entitled "Catholics: A Sacramental People," discusses topics found in the issue and his hopes for what readers will get from this valuable resource.

          Why Be Baptized in the Catholic Church?

          5:30pm, February 23, 2012, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Why Be Baptized in the Catholic Church?

          Explore why the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church is so much more than just a cleansing from sin.

          Presenter: John F. Baldovin, S.J.

          Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

           

          Fr. Michael Boughton, S.J. at Agape Latte

          8:30pm, February 7, 2012, Hillside Cafe

          Learning to Pray in a New Way: One Jesuit's Pilgrimage

          Fr. Michael Boughton, S.J. shares his insights regarding prayer and his journey as a Jesuit.

          Fr. Michael Boughton, S.J.

          Steve Pope at Agape Latte

          8:30pm, December 7, 2011, Hillside Cafe

          Theology professor Stephen Pope explores why it is so important to forgive in spite of the trouble and the heartache often involved.

          Steve Pope, professor, BC Theology Department

          Hey, Did I See You At Mass?

          8:30pm, October 17, 2011, Hillside Cafe

          Hey, Did I See You At Mass?

          Speakers: Kerry Cronin and BC student panelists

          Location: Hillside Cafe

          Kerry Cronin and BC student panelists

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Afternoon Session

          2:10pm, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Afternoon Session

          Presenter: Dr. Hosffman Ospino

          Location: Gasson 100

          Dr. Hosffman Ospino

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Afternoon Session

          1:30pm, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Afternoon Session

          Presenter: Dr. Michele Dillon

          Location: Gasson 100

          Dr. Michele Dillon

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Afternoon Session

          1:00pm, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Afternoon Session

          Presenter: Dr. William V. D’ Antonio

          Location: Gasson 100

          Dr. William V. D’ Antonio

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Morning Session

          11:00am, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Morning Session

          Presenter: Dr. Lisa S. Cahill

          Location: Gasson 100

          Dr. Lisa S. Cahill

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Morning Session

          10:25am, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing Morning Session

          Presenter: Dr. Michele Dillon

          Location: Gasson 100

          Dr. Michele Dillon

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Morning Session

          9:40am, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing Morning Session

          Presenter: Dr. Mary L. Gautier

          Location: Gasson 100

          Dr. Mary L. Gautier

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Morning Session

          9:25 am, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          Morning Session of the American Catholics: Persisting and Changing Symposium

          Presenter: William V. D'Antonio

          Location: Gasson 100

          William V. D'Antonio

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Greetings

          9:00am, November 2, 2011, Gasson 100

          American Catholics: Persisting and Changing: Symposium Greetings

          Location: Gasson 100

           

          Greetings

          Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

          5:30pm, November 17, 2011, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

          Presenter: Rev. Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin

          Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Time: 5:30pm

          Rev. Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin, M.Div., S.T.D.

          Between Heaven and Mirth

          6:30pm, December 1, 2011, St. Ignatius Church

          Between Heaven and Mirth

          Presenter: James Martin, S.J.

          Location: St. Ignatius Church

          Time: 6:30pm

           

          James Martin, S.J.

          The Eucharist: At the Center of Catholic Life

          4:30pm, October 25, 2011, Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

          The Eucharist: At the Center of Catholic Life

          Presenter: Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M Cap.

          Location: Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

          Tim: 4:30pm

          Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.

          The Eucharist from the Last Supper to Benedict XVI: How It Has Changed Yet Remained Unchanged

          5:30pm, September 27, 2011, Gasson Hall, Room 100

          The Eucharist from the Last Supper to Benedict XVI: How It Has Changed Yet Remained Unchanged

          Presenter: Fr. John Baldovin, S.J., professor, School of Theology

          Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100

          Time: 5:30pm

          Fr. John Baldovin, S.J., professor, School of Theology and Ministry

          Will There Be Faith?

          5:30pm, September 28, 2011, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

          Will There Be Faith?

          Thomas Groome, professor, School of Theology and Ministry

          September 28, 2011

          Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, 5:30pm

          Thomas Groome, professor, School of Theology and Ministry

          President William P. Leahy, S.J. at Agape Latte

          8:30pm, October 4, 2011, Hillside Cafe

          President William P. Leahy, S.J. speaks at the first 2011 Agape Latte for the fall semester.

          President William P. Leahy, S.J.

          Fr. John Baldovin discusses the Fall 2011 C21 Resources Issue

          Fr. John Baldovin, Editor of the Fall 2011 issue of C21 Resources entitled "The Eucharist: At The Center of Catholic Life," discusses topics found in the issue and his hopes for what readers will get from the Fall 2011 issue.

          Fr. John Baldovin, S.J.

          BC Alumni Lenten Series - Living Gratefully

          Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 5:30pm, BC Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston

          Dr. Thomas Groome, Professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, shares an Alumni Lenten Series lecture entitled Living Gratefully with a group at the Boston College Club in Boston.

          Dr. Thomas Groome

          Agape Latte with Marina McCoy

          Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 8:30, Hillside Cafe, Boston College

          Marina McCoy, professor in the Boston College Philosophy Department, presents the final Agape Latte of the semester.

          Professor Marina McCoy

          Agape Latte with Sr. Mary Sweeney

          Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 8:30pm, Hillside Cafe, Boston College

          Sr. Mary Sweeney, S.C., of Boston College's Campus Ministry shares a Lenten Agape Latte with the BC community.

          Sr. Mary Sweeney, S.C.

          Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures II

          Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 5:30pm, Room 100, School of Theology and Ministry, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

          Daniel Harrington, S.J., professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, gives a lecture on "Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures II."

          Daniel Harrington, S.J.

          The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

          Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:00pm, Robsham Theater

          James Martin, S.J., author of "My Life with the Saints" and "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything," speaks about the importance of humor and joy in the journey of faith.

          James Martin, S.J.

          Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures I

          Thursday, February 24, 2011, 5:30pm, Room 100, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

          Richard Clifford, S.J., professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, shares his lecture on "Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures I."

          Richard Clifford, S.J.

          Agape Latte with John McDargh

          Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 8:30pm, Hillside Cafe, Boston College

          John McDargh, professor of theology at Boston College, shares his life and faith journeys in an Agape Latte entitled “Boundary Crossing & the Journey of Faith: A Personal Account.”

          John McDargh

          Vocations of a Christian Artist: Ministry of the Word, The Stage and the Sacred

          Monday, January 31, 2011, 7:30pm, Robsham Theater

          Jesuit Artist-in-Residence at Fordham Lincoln Center George Drance, S.J., presents a lecture and performance with members of his professional theater company, Magis. Included in the evening's performance are scenes from "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis, "Life Is a Dream: Autosacramental" by Calderon de la Barca, and "Shakuntala" by Kalisada.

          Fr. George Drance S.J., and members of his professional theater company "Magis"

          C21 Resources Spring 2011 Promo

          Spring 2011

          Fr. Richard Lennan, editor of the Spring 2011 issue of C21 Resources entitled "The Vocations of Religious and the Ordained," discusses topics covered in the issue and his hopes for C21 readers.

          Fr. Richard Lennan

          Agape Latte with Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah

          Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 8:30pm, Hillside Cafe, Boston College

          Kwasi Sarkodi-Mensah, Manager of Instructional Services at O'Neill Library, shares his faith journey from his childhood in Ghana to his current role at Boston College in the final Agape Latte of the semester entitled, "This Far God Has Brought Me."

          Alumni Advent Series: What Do You (Really) Want for Christmas?

          Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 5:00pm, O'Neill Plaza and O'Neill Library Reserve Room, Boston College

          Following the annual Christmas tree lighting on O'Neill Plaza, Fr. Jack Butler, S.J., Vice President of Mission and Ministry, led a discussion about desire as we enter the Advent season. What do you really desire for your life? How does it tie into our desires for ourself, our loved ones, and our faith?

          Fr. Jack Butler, S.J.

          Shraed Responsibility for the Church: The Growth of Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Boston

          Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:30pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Years before the US Conference of Catholic Bishops published Co-workers in the Vineyard, laywomen and men were ministering in the local Church, in ways defined and undefined. Barbara Shine and Dorothea Masuret, CSJ not only witnessed that burst of growth in their work for the Archdiocese of Boston, they actively participated in it and encouraged it. Join them now as, from the perspective of 2010, they reflect together on the history and development of the ministry of the laity locally and in relation to the Church across the country.

          Barbara Shine and Dorothea Masuret, CSJ

          The Way We Were: The Laity in Catholic History

          Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:00pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          One cannot look effectively to the future without an appreciation of the path that has brought us here. Three scholars enter into an open conversation on what it has meant in diverse times and places past to live as a layperson in the Catholic Church. Join Mary Ellen Konieczny, assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology; James P. McCartin, assistant professor in the History Department of Seton Hall University; and James O’Toole, holder of the Clough Millennium Chair in the History Department of Boston College; as they explore the lay Catholic past from a variety of perspectives.

          James O'Toole, Mary Ellen Konieczny, James P. McCartin

          Agape Latte with Tami Liddell

          Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 8:30pm, Hillside Cafe

          Tammy Liddell, Campus Minister at Boston College, shares about her vocational journey and her involvement with the Appalachia Volunteers Program in an Agape Latte entitled, "Appa Love: Life's Calling."

          Tammy Liddell

          "Integration and Sending Forth" - Prison Ministry Conference

          Friday, October 29, 2010, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          A 2004 graduate of the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Fr. George Williams, S.J., has over 15 years of experience in prison ministry. He has worked full time as Catholic Chaplain at the Massachusetts State Prison at Concord and will begin work as Catholic Chaplain at the California State Prison at San Quentin in January 2011.

          Fr. George Williams, S.J.

          "Vocation and Lay Mission" - Prison Ministry Conference

          Friday, October 29, 2010, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Jack Butler, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Boston College, is a trained psychologist and theologian with over twenty years experience as a chaplain in the penitentiary system.

          Fr. Jack Butler

          "Grace Behind Bars" - Prison Ministry Conference

          Friday, October 29, 2010, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          A nationally recognized leader in prison ministry work, Sister Suzanne Jabro, CSJ, is the founder and executive director of the Center for Restorative Justice Works, a non-profit organization that innovates gender-responsive solutions to issues impacting women in prison and their families.

          Sister Suzanne Jabro, CSJ

          "Theological Reflections" - Prison Ministry Conference

          Friday, October 29, 2010, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          A professor in the BC Theology Department, John McDargh has been involved with Bethany House Ministries for almost ten years, working with groups of prisoners who are members of the Catholic community at MCI Norfolk.

          John McDargh

          Beyond Seeing and Not-Seeing: The Icon in Eastern Christian Theology and Prayer

          Monday, October 18, 2010, 5:30pm, Room 100, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

          Khaled Anatolios, Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, speaks on the development and significance of icons in the Eastern Christian church.

          Khaled Anatolios

          Ignatian Exercises for Seekers

          Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 5:30pm, Room 100, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

          Roger Haight, S.J., Scholar in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, discusses the definition of the idea of seekers as especially ambiguous today: is it good to be a seeker? If one is truly a seeker and not a possessor, can one fruitfully approach or receive anything from the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola? And if one could, how would the reception influence the content of the meditations? Or in what language would the offer be made?

          Roger Haight, S.J.

          Profits and Prophets: Economic Development and Interreligious Dialogue

          Thursday, October 7, 2010, 5:00pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          At the third Boston College Symposia on Interreligious Dialogue, Paul Knitter's plenary lecture entitled “Profits and Prophets: Economic Development and Interreligious Dialogue” opened the conference which focused on economic development as a potential means for collaboration and exchange between religions.

          Paul Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary; Respondents Jenny Aker of Tufts University and Joe Kaboski of Ohio State University

          Agape Latte with Fr. Jack Butler, S.J.

          Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 8:30pm, Hillside Cafe

          Fr. Jack Butler, S.J., Vice President of Mission and Ministry, kicks off the 2010 Agape Latte series with a talk on vocation and desire in life's journey.

          Fr. Jack Butler, S.J.

          The Heart's Calling: Personal Vocation and Social Conscience

          Thursday, September 30, 2010, 5:30pm, Fulton Hall, Room 511

          John Neafsey from Loyola of Chicago, a leading voice on personal vocation and author of "A Sacred Voice is Calling: Personal Vocation and Social Conscience," speaks about vocational discernment in a social context.


          John Neafsey

          Veritas et Vinum with Cutberto Garza

          November 9, 2007

          Cutberto Garza, Provost, Boston College

          Patrick Rombalski Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          December 5, 2008, Fulton Honors Library

          Patrick Rombalski Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          Fr. Leahy Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          April 18, 2008

          Fr. Leahy, President of Boston College, speaks about his Iowa roots, his leadership style and his Jesuit vocation.

          Fr. Leahy Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          Sr. Callista Roy Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          January 25, 2008, Fulton Honors Library

          Sr. Callista Roy Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          Professor Maney Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          April 4, 2008, Fulton Honors Library

          Professor Patrick Maney

          Pat De Leeuw Speaks at Veritas et Vinum

          December 7, 2007

          Pat De Leeuw

          Veritas et Vinum with Gail Kineke

          February 27, 2009, Fulton Honors Library

          Gail Kineke

          The Future Church: How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church

          Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 7pm, Conte Forum

          John L. Allen Jr. is the prize-winning Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and the Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN. John Allen spoke on his latest book: The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church.

          John L. Allen, Jr., Senior Correspondent, NCR

          The Emerging Call Conference: "The Co-Responsible Parish: Findings from the Emerging Models Project"

          Friday, April 30, 2010, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          There is a growing recognition that the parish is a co-responsible community of disciples in which all members are called by the Spirit to provide pastoral care and leadership for one another and to bring our faith into the world.  Hear Marti talk about the findings of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project.

          Dr. Marti R. Jewell

          The Emerging Call Conference: "Our Vocation: The Call to Discipleship Today"

          Thursday, April 29, 2010, 5:30pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          What does it mean to be called by God?  How are we to understand the vocation to discipleship today?  Past models and previous theologies of vocation are being stretched, as the Spirit of God calls us, individually and as a Church, to serve and celebrate the Kingdom of God in a new day.

          Professor Edward P. Hahnenberg

          Veritas et Vinum with Mary Walsh

          Thursday, April 22, 2010, 5:00pm, Fulton Honors Library

          Mary E. Walsh, Ph.D., is the Kearns Professor of Urban Education and Innovative Leadership at the Lynch School. She also directs the Boston College Center for Child, Family, and Community Partnerships. Mary shared insights from her life and career.

          Mary Walsh

          James Carroll: Practicing Catholic

          7:00pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2010

          James Carroll, author, columnist, and commentator spoke from his newly published book, "Practicing Catholic." Carroll has previously published ten novels and five works of non-fiction. He received the National Book Award for his American Requiem. He writes regularly for the Boston Globe and is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University in Boston.

          James Carroll

          Agape Latte with Mark Herzlich

          Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Hillside Cafe, 8:30pm

          Boston College football player and cancer survivor Mark Herzlich, BC '10 talked about his journey of struggle and inspiration.

          Mark Herzlich, BC Football Player

          Living the Journey Conference: “Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities in Midlife and Beyond”

          Saturday, April 10, 2010

          Michael St. Clair outlined some of the current changes we all face in American culture. Knowing what these changes are can enable us to develop techniques for dealing not only with external change, but also with physical and mental change.

          Michael St. Clair

          Living the Journey Conferece: "End of Life Issues: Spirituality and Aging”

          Saturday, April 10, 2010

          Myles Sheehan, a Jesuit priest and physician specializing in geriatric medicine, used the example of Catholic spirituality and faith to discuss the ways spirituality affects an approach to aging, decisions about health care, and considerations about the end of life.

          Myles Sheehan, SJ

          Living the Journey Conference: "The Growth of Aging Research and Education at BC"

          Saturday, April 10, 2010

          James Lubben, the director of the University Institute on Aging at Boston College, discussed the growth of aging research and education at BC.

          James Lubben

          Growing in Faith in the 21st Century: A Preacher's Perspective

          Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:00pm Gasson Hall 100

          Father Roy Pereira, SJ a preacher and BC philosophy teaching fellow, presented a ‘prayer experience’ demonstrating how music, dance, and other techniques can be used to develop a living relationship to God.

          Fr. Roy Pereira, SJ

          Veritas et Vinum with Biology Professor Eric Strauss

          5:00pm, Thursday, March 25, 2010 Fulton Honors Library

          Professor Eric Strauss of Boston College's Biology Department is the Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Director of the Urban Ecology Institute. Strauss discussed his career and what motivates his work at a Jesuit, Catholic university.

          From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism

          Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 4:00pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons.

          Moderator Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, along with authors Kate Dugan and Jen Owens discussed prominent issues that young women Catholics face today.

          Kate Dugan, Jen Owens, and Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale

          Formative Years: Jesuit Institutions and the Challenge of Faith

          Tuesday, March 16, 2010 5:30pm, Fulton Hall 511

          Most reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services spoke about his time at Boston College and the importance of a Jesuit education.

          Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio

          Alumni Lenten Series: Tools for Praying- Drawing on the American Catholic Tradition

          Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:30pm, Alumni House

          James O'Toole spoke as the third speaker at the Alumni Lenten Series and talked about tools for prayer, by drawing on the American Catholic tradition
          James O'Toole

          Fr. Tony Penna: Thank God for Stories

          Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 8:30pm, Hillside Cafe

          Fr. Tony Penna, director of Campus Ministry, talked about his life and faith journey by telling stories of hope, love, direction, and forgiveness.

          Fr. Tony Penna

          The Imperative of Ministering to Hispanic Youth: Pastoral Juvenil Hispana

          Monday March 8, 2010, 5:30pm. 9 Lake Street, Room 100, Brighton Campus

          Dr. Carmen Maria Cervantes introduced the model "Pastoral Juvenil Hispana" as a treasure for the Church. She explored "Pastoral Juvenil Hispana" in comparison to traditional models for youth ministry, its contributions and challenges, and provided insights on the resources available for ministers working or planning to work with Hispanic youth. 

          Dr. Carmen Maria Cervantes

          Alumni Lenten Series: Praying Through Hard Times

          Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 5:30pm, Alumni House

          Lisa Hastings, M.A. '09 talked about the challenges and opportunities of prayer and how it can be a source of help and guidance when we experience difficulties and trials in our lives.

          Lisa Hastings

          Praying through the Season with Jesus

          Wednesday February 24, 2010, 5:30 pm, Barat House

          Sr. Mary Sweeney, SC discussed the importance of prayer and reflection during the Lenten season. She led the discussion with her book, "Seven Last Words for Seven Weeks."

          Sr. Mary Sweeney, SC

          Veritas et Vinum with Nancy Pineda-Madrid

          Fulton Honors Library, Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:00 pm

          Nancy Pineda-Madrid spoke at the first Veritas et Vinum for the semester.

          Nancy Pineda-Madrid

          Living a Christian Life in an Age of Distraction

          Room 100, 9 Lake Street, February 17, 2010 5:30 pm

          Thomas Massaro, S.J. spoke on the topic of "Living a Christian Life in an Age of Distraction" and asked if technology and its distractions can take us away or bring us closer to God.

          Thomas Massaro, S.J.

          What's Past is Prologue: Shaping the Church of the Future

          February 11, 2010, 12:00 pm, O'Neill Library Reserve Room

          University Historian, Thomas O'Connor spoke about the newly released C21 Center Library exhibit, "Two Centuries of Faith" and addressed the issues the church must face in this new century.

          Thomas O'Connor, University Historian

          Alumni Advent Series: A Time for Renewal and New Things

          Wednesday December 9, 2009 5:30pm, The Boston College Club

          Fr. Todd Kenny, SJ spoke to alumni about his recent ordination and his experience about joining the Jesuits.
          Fr. Todd Kenny, SJ

          Unwrapping Faith for Our Children: Helping the Young Challenge Consumerism

          Heights Room, December 2, 2009 5:30pm

          College of the Holy Cross professor Dr. Mary M. Doyle Roche, and BC Sociology professor Dr. Juliet Schor discussed the sociological and theological perspectives on the challenges to consumerism. Both shared insights and practical suggestions to help children and ourselves to grow in conscious consumption and a faith that challenges consumerism.
          Dr. Mary M. Doyle Roche and Dr. Juliet Schor

          Alumni Advent Series: A Time for Renewal and New Things

          Boston College Club, December 2, 2009 5:30pm

          Fr. Jim Fleming, SJ spoke about the characteristics of Jesuit university students according to a recent BC questionnaire.  
          Jim Fleming, SJ

          Agape Latte with Fr. McGowan. Risk = Love

          December 1, 2009 Hillside Cafe 8:30pm

          Fr. McGowan, SJ a Boston College economics professor, spoke about his work in El Salvador and how his teaching experience there was initiated by taking a risk. Fr. McGowan notes how risk taking is a necessary part of faith and love
          Fr. McGowan, SJ

          Veritas et Vinum with Nora Wylie

          November 13, 2009, 4:00pm

          Nora Wylie, Associate Dean for Students, at the Law School's Student Services, spoke about her journey as to how she came to Boston College's Law School. She discussed the themes of faith and chance and the role they play in career choices, along with the intersections of professional and personal life.
          Nora Wylie

          The Eucharist and Our Formation as the People of the Church

          November 10, 2009 Heights Room Corcoran Commons, 5:30pm

          Cardinal O'Malley, OFM, Cap. discussed the importance of the Eucharist in renewing our hearts and minds in service to the Church. The Eucharist is an invitation to live the ideas of the Gospel, to be Jesus' witnesses in the midst of our world, while formation of the heart is essential for a life of discipleship and service.
          Sean Cardinal O'Malley, OFM, Cap.

          Liturgy Forming Faith: The Sacramentality of the Faithful on Sunday and Through the Seasons

          2101 Commonwealth Avenue November 5, 2009, 5:30

          Liturgy forms us in faith. Bruce Morrill, S.J. of Boston College's Theology Department will explore how the Church's celebration of Sunday is meant to reveal anew the vision of God's reign in Jesus.
          Bruce Morrill, SJ

          Agape Latte: Surrendering in the Moment, Prayer in Action

          Hillside Cafe, Tuesday November 3, 2009 8:30pm

          Catherine Mary Rivera of Residential life spoke to undergraduate students about her faith journey and prayer life.
          Catherine Mary Rivera

          Annual Ministry Renewal Day: Called to Become an Adult Church

          Gasson Hall 100, November 13, 2009 9:00am

          Jane Regan, STM and John Shea, OSA asked, what does it mean to “grow up” as Christians, and how can we minister to effectively foster spiritual maturity?
          Jane Regan and John Shea, OSA

          Mentoring Relationships in Ministry to Youth and Young Adults

          Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:30 p.m.

          STM Professor Theresa O'Keefe examines the importance of mentors and mentoring in youth and young adult ministry
          Professor Theresa O'Keefe

          Ignatius with the Homeless: The Ignatian Spirituality Project, Faith in Service

          Tuesday, October 27, 2009 5:30pm Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

          The Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), a Jesuit Ministry offering spiritual retreats to end homelessness, brings the spiritual riches of Saint Ignatius to the homeless and those seeking recovery. Thomas Drexler, Executive Director of ISP, along with Rose Oakes, a former retreatant, and Moira Brady, ISP retreat facilitator will share their experiences.
          Thomas Drexler, Ignatian Spirituality Project

          A Future Full of Hope (Jer. 29:11): Sustaining the Church in Hard Times

          Friday, October 16, 2009 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

          This conference with Fr. Michael Himes, Dr. Colleen Griffith, and Dr. Melissa Kelley discussed nourishment for ministry, grounded in God's promise of "plans to give you a future full of hope" (Jer. 29:11), while addressing some of the practical issues that ministers are facing in this difficult economic climate.
          Dr. Colleen Griffith

          "A Journey Not a Destination: Psychological and Theological Perspectives on Faith Development across the Life Cycle"

          Thursday October 8, 2009 7:00pm, Gasson Hall 100

          Professor John McDargh examines the essentially relational process that is faith, one that involves growth and development over time, and is necessarily psychological since it concerns the disposition of the heart and a life-giving transformation of the person's essential sense of self.

          Professor John McDargh

          But Who Is That Other One Who Walks Beside You?

          Tuesday October 6, 2009 The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Professor Paul Mariani, BC University Professor of English, will speak of the poets and poetry that have influenced his believing heart and mind, and comment on how writing has affected his faith.
          Professor Paul Mariani

          Jerry York: Undergrads at the Intersection of Faith and Life

          Tuesday October 6, 2009 8:30pm Hillsides Cafe

          BC Hockey coach Jerry York speaks to undergraduate students about the intersections of faith in life.
          BC Hockey Coach, Jerry York

          A Future Full of Hope (Jer. 29:11): Sustaining the Church in Hard Times

          Friday, October 16, 2009 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

          This conference with Fr. Michael Himes, Dr. Colleen Griffith, and Dr. Melissa Kelley discussed nourishment for ministry, grounded in God's promise of "plans to give you a future full of hope" (Jer. 29:11), while addressing some of the practical issues that ministers are facing in this difficult economic climate.
          Fr. Michael Himes

          Veritas et Vinum

          Fulton Honors Library, 4:00pm, September 18, 2009

          Jennie Purnell, Director of the Center for Student Formation speaks with graduate students about her life, academic career, and work at the Center.
          Jennie Purnell

          Meeting Jesus Christ in the Search for Peace: A Conversation

          Thursday, April 30, 2009; 7:00 pm; Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Padraig O'Malley, Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass (Boston), recounts a conversation on peacemaking, faith, and the meaning of human life between himself and Jesus Christ.  Introduced by Dr. Thomas Groome.
          Padraig O'Malley

          The Joyful Christian: Faith, Humor, and Humility

          Tuesday, April 21, 2009; 8:30 pm; Hillside Cafe

          Dan Ponsetto. Director of the Volunteer and Service Learning Center, talks with undergraduate students about the importance of humor and humility in Christian life.
          Daniel Ponsetto

          What Can Happen on an Ignatian Retreat?

          Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 7:00 pm; Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Four experienced retreat directors discuss the gifts that can be and are revealed during an Ignatian retreat.
          James Carr SJ, Ann Fowler, Gail O'Donnell RSCJ, Richard Stanley SJ

          Christian Spiritual Practices: Drawing from the Storeroom Both the Old and the New

          February 14, 2009, Heights Room, Boston College

          Colleen Griffith

          Agape Latte: "Ethics and College Admission"

          Hillside Cafe, 8:30 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2009

          John Mahoney, Boston College Director of Undergraduate Admissions, conversed with students on Ethics and College Admissions.
          John Mahoney

          Veritas et Vinum

          Fulton Honors Library, 4:00 pm, January 30, 2009

          Jim Keenan SJ, BC professor of theology and world-famous ethicist, shared the story of his own life and career in academia.
          Jim Keenan

          Agape Latte: "Uncertainty within the Life of Faith"

          Hillside Cafe, 8:30 pm, Tuesday, December 2, 2008

          Sheila McMahon, Director of the Women’s Resource Center at Boston College, reflects on how questions and doubts about faith can actually serve as opportunities for the unfolding of God’s grace in our lives.

          Sheila McMahon

          Jesus Fulfilled

          December 9, 2008, Boston College Club

          Daniel Harrington, S.J., delivers his second Advent Lecture Series talk at the Boston College Club on "Jesus Fulfilled."

          Daniel Harrington, S.J.

          Jesus Foretold

          December 2, 2008, Boston College Club

          Dan Harrington, S.J., shares an Advent Lecture Series talk at the BC Club entitled "Jesus Foretold."

          Daniel Harrington, S.J.

          Veritas et Vinum

          Fulton Honors Library, 4:30 pm, Friday, October 24, 2008

          Gilda Morelli

          Agape Extra: Meeting Jesus in the Voting Booth: Faith and the 2008 Election

          Hillside Cafe, 8:30 pm, Thursday, October 16, 2008

          Kenneth Himes, OFM

          The Jesus of the Scriptures Mediated Through Art

          Murray Function Room, Yawkey Athletic Center, 4:30 pm, Wednesday, October 15, 2008

          Eileen Daily

          Agape Latte: "Marketing Ethics and Faith"

          Hillside Cafe, 8:30 pm, Tuesday, October 7, 2008

          Maria Sannella, Professor of Marketing at Boston College, examines common marketing practices—both ethical and unethical—and the consequences of ignoring unethical behavior.

          Maria Sannella

          The Evangelizing Parish: Rhetoric or Reality

          Gasson Hall, Jenks Honors Library, 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 9, 2008

          with Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, Executive Director of the Office for Cultural Diversity in the Church, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. He co-founded and served as first president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) as well as of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM).
          Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J.

          "Excellent Ministry in Exceptional Parishes: How?"

          Gasson Hall, Jenks Honors Library, 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2008

          with Rev. Pat Brennan, Pastor of the Holy Family Parish in Inverness, IL, as well as the former Director of the Office for Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Chicago, take an up-close look at excellent ministry in an exceptional parish, confident that these examples of accomplishment are not meant to be curiosities, but rather to be effective signs of hope.
          Rev. Patrick Brennan

          Discernment: It's About More than Your Vocation

          Hillside Cafe, 8:30 PM Tuesday, April 1, 2008

          Catherine Brunell, campus minister at Boston College, explores how an ongoing process of discernment can help us live towards freedom not only in life’s big moments but also in the day-to-day.

          Catherine Burnell

          From Campus to Parish: Crossing the Divide, Welcoming Young Adults to the Parish

          McGuinn Hall, 5th Floor Lounge, 5:30 PM Wednesday, March 26, 2008

          Tim Muldoon, Assistant to the Vice-President for University Mission and Ministry, addresses the issues involved in welcoming young adults effectively to a local parish community.  See also Tim's article on "Parish Ministry to Young Adults Today," in Church magazine, Spring 2008.
          Tim Muldoon

          Living and Traveling Abroad: Part of a Good Jesuit Education?

          Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Hillside Cafe

          with Francis P. Kilcoyne, Adjunct Associate Professor, Theology Department, Boston College

          Catholic Jeopardy

          Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Hillside Cafe

          In the monthly event designed for students seeking to learn more about faith and religion in an inviting social environment, Father Bill Neenan discussed the different signs and symbols that exist all around us especially in regards to religion. He also discussed the religious meaning behind various symbols including the Angelus painting and the Boston College logo.
          with Father William Neenan, S.J.

          Handing on the Faith: Catholic Education in the 21st Century - A Global Perspective

          Monday, November 5, 2007 Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

          Moderated by Michael J. Himes, Director, Boston College Center for Catholic Education; presented by Joseph M. O'Keefe, SJ, Dean, Boston College Lynch School of Education; Respondents were Gerald Grace, International Handbook of Catholic Education: Challenges for School Systems in the 21st Century; Karen Ristau, President, National Catholic Education Association; Susan Martinelli Shea, Special Education Teacher, Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School.

          The Hidden Life of Undergraduates: Prayer on Campus

          Tuesday, October 2, 2007 Hillside Cafe

          In the monthly event designed for students seeking to learn more about faith and religion in an inviting social environment, James Fleming, SJ, introduced the audience to Jesuit spirituality. He explained the prayer map under development at Boston College.
          James J. Fleming, SJ

          Being Catholic and American: Compatible or Conflicted?

          Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Hillside Cafe

          In the monthly event designed for students seeking to learn more about faith and religion in an inviting social environment, Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., raised questions regarding religion and public life. He spoke to the question of ethics and religious faith and its effect on the public and political spheres.
          with Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

          Choosing the Church: My Story of Conversion and Faith

          Tuesday, April 3, 2007 Hillside Cafe

          In the Agape Latte series for undergraduates, Dr. Marina McCoy shared her conversion to Catholicism.  She noted that the rituals and practices of Catholicism are intriguing to newcomers.  "Converts get excited about rituals," she said. She stressed the idea of freedom that comes with the act of conversion. "Conversion is a lifelong experience of God bringing us closer to Him. It is a greater expression of freedom," she said.
          with Dr. Marina McCoy

          Conversation: Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM

          Jenks Honors Library
          Tuesday, January 30, 2007

          Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM, visited Boston College to speak with undergraduate students.
          Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM

          Mass Appeal

          Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Hillside Cafe

          Professor Kerry Cronin speaks about "Mass Appeal" at Agape Latte
          Professor Kerry Cronin

          Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience: Religious Life; Why?

          Tuesday, December 5, 2006 Hillside Cafe

          with Jack Butler, SJ

          Catholic Higher Education in the United States and the Holy See

          Monday, September 11, 2006 Gasson Hall 100

          with Archbishop J. Michael Miller

          Alone or Together: A Justice of Faith for a Globalizing World

          Thursday, February 2, 2006 Devlin Hall 008

          with Paul L. Locatelli, SJ, President, Santa Clara University

          Our Faith, Our Church, Our Future

          Saturday, November 5, 2005 Boston College

          with Sr. Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM, Regis College

          "The Faith That the Church Hands On" Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Fordham University

          Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Gasson Hall 100

          Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Fordham University

          Dude, Where's My Faith?: A Church in the 21st Century Student Panel

          Tuesday, November 16, 2004 Lyons Basement

          Kerry Cronin

          Handing on the Faith

          Friday, September 17, 2004 St. John The Evangelist Parish, Wellesley Hills, MA

          with Archbishop Sean O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston

          Envisioning the Church Women Want

          Fordham University, April 16-17, 2004

          Dr. Elizabeth Johnson

          Envisioning the Church Women Want

          Drew University, April 16-17, 2004

          Dr. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz

          AIDS and the Church of South Africa

          Tuesday, March 30, 2004 McGuinn Hall 121

          with Bishop Kevin Dowling, Bishop of Rustenburg, South Africa

          The Future of Catholic Schools: Survival and Models for Transformation

          Thursday, March 18, 2004 Gasson Hall 100

          with Dean Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.; Glen Anne McPhee, O.P., US Conference of Catholic Bishops; William Davis, O.S.F.S, US Conference of Catholic Bishops; Dale McDonald, P.B.V.M., National Catholic Educational Association; James Miller, Catholic Schools Foundation; and Prof. Janice Jackson

          Young Adults Speak Out

          Thursday, November 20, 2003 Gasson Hall 100

          with Tim Deeley, A&S '04, Megan Farrell, A&S '05, Edgar Valdez, A&S '04, and Stephanie Valencia, A&S '04. Moderated by Kerry Cronin. Theological commentary provided by Fr. Michael

          Towards Renewal: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?

          Thursday, September 18, 2003 Conte Forum

          with Patrick B. Downes '05, J. Bryan Hehir, Mary Johnson, Catalina Montes, Elizabeth M. Paulhus '04, and Peter Steinfels. Moderated by Tim Russert

          A Spirituality for the Church in the 21st Century

          Wednesday, April 9, 2003 St. Joseph's Chapel

          with Prof. Colleen Griffith

          No One Comes to the Father Except Through Me(dia): Ministry and Media Culture in the Light of Vatican II's Decree on the Means of Social Communication

          Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Campion Hall 303

          with Prof. Thomas Beaudoin
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            Dead Man Walking: A Conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean

            Thursday, October 9, 2014, Robsham Theatre, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

            Listen to Sr. Helen Prejean share her journey and insight of the movie, "Dead Man Walking" as a prison minister and advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. 

            Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author, advocate, and prison minister

            Jesus: A Pilgrimage

            Thursday, September 25, 2014, Robsham Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

            Based on his recent book by the same name, Father Martin provides stories and scholarship that seeks to reconcile the historical Jesus with the Christ of faith.

            James Martin, S.J., author and editor at large at America Magazine

            The Poor: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?

            Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Gasson Hall, Room 100, 5:30 p.m.

            The reality of poverty has challenged the moral convictions of humanity throughout history. How are Christians called to respond to poverty? More importantly, how do we respond to children, parents, or grandparents who suffer the effects of poverty? Listen to Fr. Ken Himes explore these questions and more.

            Kenneth Himes, OFM, Associate Professor, Theology Department

            Facing the Invisible: The Role of the Marginalized in Ecclesial Reform

            Thursday, September 4, 2014, Gasson 100, 5:30 p.m.

            Listen to the conversation on the Role of the Marginalized in Ecclesial Reform with presenter Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College, and respondent Fr. Tom O'Meara, Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.

            Presenter: Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College and Respondent: Thomas F. O'Meara, OP, Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

            Revelation in the Context of Interfaith Dialogue

            Monday, April 7, 2014, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 5:00 p.m.

            Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, discusses the paradox of Revelation and Divine Action.

            Rowan Williams, Emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor of Theology, Cambridge University

            Church-Communion: Roles in Relationship

            Monday, March 24, 2014, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 4:30 p.m.

            Each Christian by order of baptism has a personal vocation and a particular role in the Church that is realized through an intentional inter-relationship of communion. Pope Francis beautifully articulated that "unity brought by the Spirit can harmonize every diversity." Archbishop Joseph Tobin explores a vision for Church-communion in the 21st century that aims to transcend the frequent and intense challenges of polemical and ideological polarization.

            Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis

            Pope Francis and the Future of the Global Church

            Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Gasson Hall, Room 100, 6:30 p.m.

            Francis has set a new tone for the papacy, but the impact of his leadership remains unclear this early in his reign. This panel brings together four experts of diverse experience and perspective for a robust discussion on the Francis Papacy and the global church.

            Francesco Cesareo, President, Assumption College; Richard R. Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Theology Department; Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director, Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB; M. Shawn Copeland, Professor, Theology Department

            Women for a Contemporary Church: A Conversation

            Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Gasson Hall, Room 100, 5:30 p.m.

            Listen to a conversation about the prophetic witness of Catholic women, who through their passion, talents, scholarship, and personal sense of vocation, remain committed in hope to a Catholic Church at its best.

            Moderated by Patricia De Leeuw, Vice Provost for Faculties. Panelists: Francine Cardman, professor, STM; Shawn Copeland, professor, Theology Department; and Megan McCabe, doctoral student.

            I Give Therefore I Am: The Primacy of Charity in the Christian Life

            Thursday, December 5, 2013, Brighton Campus, Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, 6:00 p.m.

            Basic to Advent is the miracle of the incarnation. But how are we to understand that doctrine? Listen to Gary Anderson explain how we must attend to Christ’s sacramental presence among the poor.

            Gary Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Notre Dame

            Collegiality Leadership in the Church

            Thursday, November 7, 2013, Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, 6:00 p.m.

            A conversation between a prominent theologian and former head of state on models of leadership in the Church and the Vatican II notion of broad participation and shared responsibility.

            Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland & Canon lawyer, interviewed by Richard R. Gaillardetz, professor, Theology Department

            The Francis Papacy: Reform, Renewal, and Resistance

            Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Robsham Theatre, 6:00 p.m.

            John L. Allen, Vatican analyst and senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, shares observations and stories of the emerging papacy of Francis and how this humble pastor is renewing the Catholic Church of the 21st Century.

            John L. Allen, Jr., senior correspondent, National Catholic Reporter

            Women Deacons: Past, Present, Future

            Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus, 6:00 p.m.

            Listen to Dr. Phyllis Zagano discuss the theological rationale and historical evidence — Eastern and Western — that women have been and can again be ordained as deacons.

            Dr. Phyllis Zagano

            Living Catholicism: Roles and Relationships in a Contemporary World

            5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013, Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Listen to Fr. Michael Himes offer his commentary on the historic interview with Pope Francis.

            Fr. Michael Himes

            Fall 2013 C21 Resources Promo

            Fr. Michael Himes guest editor of the Fall 2013 C21 Resources magazine shares his vision for a "Living Catholicism."

            Fr. Michael Himes, S.J.

            Women for Others, Leaders for the Church

            5:00 p.m., April 26, 2012, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Women for Others, Leaders for the Church

            A conversation about faith and the vocation to serve others with three women, from different generations and backgrounds, who draw from their professional, personal, faith-filled experiences to make significant contributions to the Church.

            Moderated by Patricia De Leeuw

            Emerging Theologians Conference, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

            7:00 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Is Vatican II Still Relevant?

            Keynote Address: Dr. Massimo Faggioli

            Respondent: Maria Teresa Davila

            Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Maria Teresa Davila

            Living the Sacrament of Confession

            5:30pm, February 29, 2012, Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Living the Sacrament of Confession

            Presenter: Paul Wilkes

            Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100, Main Campus

            Paul Wilkes

            Catholics: Why We Are a Sacramental People

            4:30pm, February 16, 2012, Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Catholics: Why We Are a Sacramental People

            Presenter: Fr. Michael Himes

            Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Fr. Michael Himes

            Probing the Mystery of the Eucharist: New Testament Models

            5:30pm, November 1, 2011, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Probing the Mystery of the Eucharist: New Testament Models

            Presenter: Margaret Nutting Ralph, Ph.D., Lexington Theological Seminary

            Location: Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Time: 5:30pm

            Margaret Nutting Ralph, Ph.D., Lexington Theological Seminary

            The Eucharist in the Early Church

            5:30pm, October 20, 2011, 9 Lake Street, Room 100, Brighton Campus

            The Eucharist in the Early Church

            Presenter: Daniel Harrington, S.J., professor, School of Theology and Ministry

            Location: 9 Lake Street, Room 100

            Time: 5:30pm

            Daniel Harrington, S.J., professor, School of Theology and Ministry

            The Eucharist: The Center of Family Life

            12:00pm, October 11, 2011, O'Neill Library, Reserves Room

            The Eucharist: The Center of Family Life

            Presenter: Ernest Collamati

            Location: O'Neill Library, Reserves Room

            Time: 12:00pm

            Ernest Collamati

            The Eucharist and Social Justice

            5:30pm, October 6, 2011, Gasson Hall, Room 100

            The Eucharist and Social Justice

            Presenter: Thomas Massaro, S.J.

            Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100

            Time: 5:30pm

            Thomas Massaro, S.J., professor, School of Theology and Ministry

            Cultural Identity and Interreligious Dialogue

            5:00pm, September 22, 2011, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

            September 22, 2011

            Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

            5:00pm

            Peter Phan, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought

            How is the Eucharist the Center of Catholic Life?

            5:30pm, September 12, 2011, Gasson Hall, Room 100

            How is the Eucharist the Center of Catholic Life?

            Dr. Thomas Groome, Professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, describes the importance of the Eucharist and the Catholic experience of Jesus' presence.

            Thomas Groome

            Women Religious: Today and Tomorrow

            Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 5:30pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Sr. Margaret Guider, O.S.F., Associate Professor of Missiology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, speaks about the role of women religious in past, present, and future.

            Sr. Margaret Guider, O.S.F.

            Three Jesuits: Who Do They Say They Are? Personal Perspectives

            Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7:00pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Michael Boughton, S.J., leads a panel discussion with William P. Leahy, S.J., President of Boston College, Fr. Jack Butler, S.J., Vice President for University Mission and Ministry, and Jeremy Zipple, S.J. about their call to the priesthood and their personal journeys as Jesuits.

            William P. Leahy, S.J., Jack Butler, S.J., Jeremy Zipple, S.J.

            Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Bishop’s Ministry of Oversight

            Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 4:30pm, Fulton Hall, Room 511

            Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus Los Angeles, shares about his time as Archbishop of Los Angeles and the role of a Bishop in the Catholic Church.

            Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony

            Preparing to Serve: Seminary 2011

            Monday, March 21, 2011, 5:30pm, Room 100, School of Theology and Ministry, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

            Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, gives a lecture on the current state, and potential future, of the seminary.

            Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.

            Whither the Diaconate?

            Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:00pm, Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

            Deacon William Ditewig, Professor of Theology at St. Leo University and past executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for the Diaconate, speaks on the history of the diaconate, its current state, and the future the diaconate around the world.

            Deacon William Ditewig

            The Changed and Changing Roles and Relationships Among Laity, Religious, and the Ordained in the 21st Century

            Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:00pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Fr. Michael Himes, professor in the Boston College Theology Department, presents a lunchtime lecture on "The Changed and Changing Roles and Relationships Among Laity, Religious, and the Ordained in the 21st Century."

            Fr. Michael Himes

            Diocesan Priesthood in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Three Generations

            Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:30pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus

            Fr. Robert Imbelli of Boston College leads conversation with Fr. Bryan Hehir, Fr. Paul O’Brien, and Fr. William Lohan about their call to the vocation of diocesan priesthood, and their hopes for the future.

            Moderator: Fr. Robert Imbelli; Panelists: Fr. Bryan Hehir, Fr. Paul O'Brien, Fr. William Lohan

            Prison Ministry Resource Promo

            Mark Massa, S.J., Dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, gives an introduction to the C21 Prison Ministry Resource Page.

            Mark Massa, S.J.

            The Vocation of the Church: One Calling, Many Roles

            Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:30pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Paul Lakeland, the Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Professor of Catholic Studies and Chair of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, addresses the question, How can we describe the vocation of the Church itself, the mission within which all individual and communal calls to service are set, and find their meaning? If we do not have a common understanding of ‘what the church is for,’ we will be hard-pressed to find either our own place within it or to comprehend what being a part of it portends for our relating to the world.

            Paul Lakeland

            Does Vatican II's Theology of the Laity Have a Future?

            Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4:30pm, Room 100, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

            Dr. Richard Gaillardetz, University of Toledo, discusses whether the Second Vatican Council in fact offered an internally consistent theology of the laity and, if so, whether that theology has a real future.

            Richard Gaillardetz, Thomas and Margaret Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo

            Faithful and Free: Yves Congar on the Vocation and Mission of the Laity

            Friday, October 1, 2010, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

            Aurelie Hagstrom, Chair of the Theology Department at Providence College, and Laurie Johnston, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Emmanuel College, discuss the theology of Yves Congar and its application for the vocations of lay ministers today.

            Aurelie Hagstrom and Laurie Johnston

            Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

            Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:00pm, Conte Forum

            Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty, speaks about her call to prison ministry. Sr. Helen is the author of the book "Dead Man Walking," which inspired both a motion picture and an opera.

            Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

            Carmelite Authors 101: St. Therese of Lisieux

            Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10:00AM, Stuart House Room 120

            The saints themselves grew in faith over their lifetimes. Author Fr. Marc Foley, O.C.D., spoke about his book, The Context of Holiness: Psychological and Spiritual Reflections on the Life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

            Fr. Marc Foley, OCD

            The Market-Driven Life: How Religious Consumerism is Eviscerating the Church, and How It Could Become Its Saving Grace

            7:00pm, Thursday, April 13, 2010, McGuinn 121

            In 1955, only four percent of Americans had switched religious affiliations in their lifetimes. By 2008, it was 44 percent and rising. This sea change in religious mobility has produced a market-driven church, where “customers” increasingly demand what’s entertaining and therapeutic, but seldom get challenged to elevate personal priorities. G. Jeffrey MacDonald has witnessed the dramatic consequences of this shift from a unique perspective as both a national religion reporter and a pastor of a small New England congregation.

            G. Jeffrey MacDonald

            Keynote Address: Reflections on the Journey, "Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life"

            Saturday, April 10, 2010

            In his closing talk on the "Living the Journey" Conference, Fr. Himes  offered an opportunity to begin to synthesize all the topics discussed during the conference and to move forward in the journey of aging in a positive way.

            Rev. Michael Himes

            Keynote Address: Aging in America: Living, Learning and Legacy. "Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life"

            Saturday, April 10, 2010

            Jennie Chin Hansen, Boston College Class of 1970 and the first boomer president of AARP, explored the varied landscape of aging in America in the conference's opening keynote address. People are living longer, healthier lives and have nearly limitless opportunities to explore new dimensions as they enter midlife and beyond. Hansen shared stories of people "in the second half of life" who have been inspired to do great things and to live their lives to the fullest, while balancing work, play, learning, and spirituality.

            Jennie Chin Hansen

            Keynote Address: Spirituality and God: Midlife and Beyond. "Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life"

            Saturday, April 10, 2010

            In his keynote address, John Shea offered reflections on who we are as adults as we travel through the stages of aging, as well as the human experiences associated with midlife and growing older. He raised some of the challenges we face and the rewards that are possible in finding spiritual meaning and a "living God" who calls us forward into the second half of life.

            John J. Shea. OSA

            In Due Season: A Catholic Life

            Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:00pm, Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

            Author and filmmaker Paul Wilkes shared a memoir of his own story, In Due Season: A Catholic Life.

            Paul Wilkes, Author and Filmmaker

            Carmelite Authors 101: St. Teresa of Avila

            Saturday, March 6, 2010 10:00am, Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus

            Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh spoke on the translated work: The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila.

            Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.

            Carmelite Authors 101: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

            Saturday, February 6, 2010, 10:00 AM, Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus

            Fr. Salvatore Sciurba, O.C.D. spoke about Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection's translated work: "The Practice of the Presence of God."
            Fr. Salvatore Sciurba, O.C.D.

            Called to Become a Community of Practice

            January 28, 2010 5:30 pm, Room 100 9 Lake Street

            STM Professor Jane Regan examined what it meant to be intentional about bringing spiritual practices to the fore and seeing them as essential components of our journey of faith.
            Professor Jane Regan

            Memory and Its Strength: The Martyrs of El Salvador

            November 30, 2009, Robsham Theater

            Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, liberation theologist Jon Sobrino, S.J., and Chancellor J. Donald Monan, S.J., relate their personal recollections and share their views regarding the assassination of six Jesuit priests and two staff members at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador on the 20th anniversary of their martyrdom.
            Fr. Donald Monan, S.J., Noam Chomsky, and Jon Sobrino, S.J.

            The Priest as Sacramental Minister: History and Theology

            June 15, 2005

            John Baldovin, SJ speaks on the issue of the "Priest as Sacramental Minister: History and Theology"
            John Baldovin, SJ

            Priests for the 21st Century

            June 16, 2005

            Susan K. Wood, SCL spoke on the issue of "Priesthood: Forty Years after Vatican II"
            Susan K. Wood, SCL

            The Moral Rights of Priests

            June 15, 2005

            James Keenan, SJ speaks on the moral rights of priests
            James Keenan, SJ

            Addressing the Priest "Shortage"

            June 15, 2005

            Dr. Dean Hoge addresses the issue of the priest "shortage" 
            Dr. Dean R. Hoge

            Ordained and Lay Ministries in the Church

            June 16, 2005

            Dr. Edward Hahnenberg speaks about "Ordained and Lay Ministries in the Church"
            Dr. Edward Hahnenberg

            Comforting Jesus Christ in Combating Hunger, Sickness, and Poverty

            Thursday, April 2, 2009; 7:00 pm; Fulton Hall 511

            Ken Hackett, President of Catholic Relief Services, discusses the work of CRS, its development since its foundation, and the Catholic impulse that powers its service around the world.
            Ken Hackett

            Discernment and Life Choices

            Thursday, March 26, 2009; 12 - 2pm; School of Theology and Ministry

            Father Ron Mercier, director of the Jesuit Collaborative, addresses the place of discernment throughout life and as a way of life.
            Ronald Mercier, SJ

            Veritas et Vinum

            Fulton Honors Library, 4:00 pm, March 20, 2009

            Richard Clifford, SJ, founding Dean of Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry discusses his life, vocation, and contribution as a Scripture scholar at a Jesuit, Catholic university.
            Richard Clifford, SJ

            A Garden of Grace: Spiritual Practices for Family Life

            Tuesday, March 17, 2009; 9:00am; School of Theology and Ministry

            Kathy Hendricks, author and retreat director, leads a workshop on the enriching effects of spiritual practices on real family life.
            Kathy Hendricks

            "American Catholics and Election 2008: Issues of Conscience" (US Bishops' Election Year Statement)

            Cushing Hall 001, 4:30 PM Tuesday, March 25, 2008

            Panelists: Maria Teresa Davila, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Andover Newton Theological School; Alexia Kelley, Executive Director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good; Paul Manuel, Chairperson of the Department of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH; D. Reginald Whitt, O.P., Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN; and Thomas Massaro, SJ, Director of the S.T.L. degree program at Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
            Moderator: Gregory Kalscheur, SJ, of the faculty of the BC Law School
            Maria Teresa Davila, Alexia Kelley, Paul Manuel, and Thomas Massaro SJ

            Voice of the Faithful: Impact and Prospects

            Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Gasson Hall 100

            James E. Post, a co-founder of VOTF, Alan Wolfe, Director of BC's Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, James O'Toole, Professor, Charles I Clough Chair, History Department at BC and Monsignor Dennis Sheehan, priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, Moderator: Patricia DeLeeuw, Vice Provost for Faculties, Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties at BC

            Foremothers in Faith: Historic Women for Our Time

            Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            Lisa Sowle Cahill, Professor; J. Donald Monan, S.J. Chair, Theology Department, Boston College; M. Shawn Copeland, Associate Professor, Theology Department, Boston College; Patricia DeLeeuw, Vice Provost for Faculties, Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties, Boston College; Colleen Griffith, Faculty Director of Spirituality Studies, IREPM; Adjunct Associate Professor, Theology Department, Boston College; Ruth Langer, Associate Professor, Theology Department, Associate Director, Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Boston College

            The Clergy Crisis: Thinking Theologically

            Thursday, November 29, 2007 Fulton 511

            Professor Kolbet is a Patristic scholar trained at Yale Divinity School, and an ordained Episcopal priest. His perspective on the vocations crisis, which crosses all Christian denominational lines, focuses on questions regarding the future theological training of ministerial candidates, and draws creatively on Alasdair MacIntyre's ideas.
            with Paul Kolbet, Assistant Professor, Theology Department, Boston College

            The Hopes and Challenges of Parish Leadership in the 21st Century

            Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Gasson Hall 100

            Marti Jewell discussed the realities of 21st century parish life which carry myriad hopes and challenges. The Emerging Models of Parish Leadership Project has seen these realities first-hand in conversation with parish leaders across the USA. What has been learned about the present state of parish leadership? What are the best hopes for the future of our local faith communities?
            Marti Jewell, Director, Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project

            Lay Pastoring of the Parish: Prospering the Mission

            October 24, 2007 Higgins Hall 300

            In more dioceses each year there are parish communities living without a resident priest - more than 3000 priestless parishes in the USA.  Several models of administration exist in this set of circumstances, each one aiming not only to maintain the parish, but also to prosper in carrying forward the mission of the church locally. Hintz shared her training and experience as a parish administrator.
            Presenter: Debra Hintz, Parish Director, Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church (Milwaukee, WI)

            "Handing On an Inclusive and Just Faith: Parents Reflect." Speakers: Jane Regan, Karen Kennedy, Daniel P. Leahy

            October 22, 2007 Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

            This event is part of an ongoing conversation series in which women's issues and concerns are addressed in regards to religion and the church. In this conversation, both male and female parents discussed their faith and handing on this Catholic faith to their children.  They discussed their desire to share the Catholic traditions that model inclusiveness and justice with their children.
            Panelists: Jane Regan, Associate Professor, Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry; Karen Kennedy, Director, Boston College Urban Catholic Teaching Corps; Daniel P. Leahy, Co-Director, Office of Service and Spirituality, Boston College Alumni Association

            Speaking as a Woman: Reflections on Contemporary Catholicism

            April 18, 2007 Fulton 511

            This event is a part of an ongoing conversation series in which women's issues and concerns are addressed in regards to religion and the church. Colleen Griffith acknowledged women's presence in the church as a gift, challenge and necessity, while offering reflections on women and Catholicism today. The spiritual lives of women, women in theology and ministry and the basis for women's hope were also addressed.
            with Colleen Griffith, Faculty Director of Spirituality Studies, IREPM

            Family Dynamics of the Church: Love and Disagreement

            Tuesday, February 6, 2007 Hillside Cafe

            Jim Keenan, SJ, of the Theology Department spoke on "Family Dynamics of the Church: Love and Disagreement." Father Keenan addressed the topic of disagreement through the concept of family and church community. He discussed how to manage these tensions and real difficulties that are faced on a constant basis, while maintaining a sense of love and respect for one another.
            with Rev. Jim Keenan, SJ

            The Future of Catholic Parish Ministry

            Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Higgins Hall 300

            with Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, Diocese of Tucson

            From John Paul II to Benedict XVI: The Social Ministry of the Church

            Tuesday, October 10, 2006 Gasson Hall 100

            Rev. J. Bryan Hehir

            Communications Strategies for Building Parish Community

            Saturday, October 22, 2005

            with Jay Cormier, Editor/Publisher of Connections

            The Priest Preaching in a World of Grace

            June 15, 2005

            Fr. Thomas O'Meara speaks on "the Priest Preaching in a World of Grace"
            Fr. Thomas O'Meara, OP

            The Charism of the Priesthood Today

            June 15, 2005

            Fr. Eugene Lauer discusses the "Charism of the Priesthood Today"
            Fr. Eugene Lauer

            The Priest as Pastor: Rooted in Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Church

            June 15, 2005

            Fr. Bacik speaks about "the Priest as Pastor: Rooted in Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Church"
            Fr. James Bacik

            The Future of Catholic Ministry: Our Best Hopes

            June 15, 2005

            Dr. Thomas Groome speaks about the future of Catholic ministry
            Dr. Thomas Groome

            The Priest's Relationship to the Bishop

            June 15, 2005

            Msgr. Strynkowski speaks on the "Priest's Relationship to the Bishop"
            Msgr. John Strynkowski

            The Loss of Effective Authority: A Crisis in Trust and Credibility

            Thursday, May 5, 2005 McGuinn Hall 121

            with Professor Michael E. McCarthy, Vassar College

            The Conclave Process and the Process of Papal Succession

            Wednesday, April 20, 2005

            Wisdom, Freedom, Community, Truth: Faith with the Works

            Thursday, April 14, 2005 McGuinn Hall 121

            with David Lyle Jeffrey, Provost, Baylor University; Author of People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture

            A Seminar on Celibacy

            Monday, March 22, 2004 Higgins Hall 310

            Margaret A. Farley, R.S.M., Yale Divinity School, Rev. John O'Malley, SJ, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Columba Stewart, O.S.B., St. John's Abbey, MN.

            The Rights of Priests

            Tuesday, March 16, 2004 Gasson Hall 100

            with Rev. James Keenan, SJ

            The Reform of the Papacy: A Permanent Synod?

            Thursday, December 4, 2003 McGuinn Hall 121

            with Most. Rev. John R. Quinn, former Archbishop of San Francisco

            Silence is not Always Golden: Promoting Open Communication in the Church and Society

            Tuesday, October 7, 2003

            with Dr. Rosanna DeMarco and Dr. Ann Burgess

            Why is the Church Undergoing a Crisis of Affectivity and a Crisis of Governance?

            Tuesday, April 15, 2003 Higgins Hall 300

            with Fr. Timothy Radcliffe

            The Priest in the Church: Seeking the Eucharistic Center

            Wednesday, March 19, 2003 Cushing Hall 209

            Fr. Robert Imbelli

            Being Catholic

            Wednesday, October 30, 2002 Gasson Hall 100

            with Garry Wills

            Legitimate Expectations

            September 30, 2002

            Speakers: Michael Buckley, SJ, Michael Himes, Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.; Convenor: Nicholas Lash

            Pastoral Issues in the Contemporary Church

            September 23, 2002

            Speakers: Walter Cuenin, Mary Jo Bane, Thomas Groome; Convenor: Lisa Sowle Cahill
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              The Message of Mercy and Its Importance Today

              Thursday, May 1, 2014, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 4:30 p.m.

              Cardinal Kasper speaks on the topic of his newly translated book Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life (Paulist Press, 2014).

              Cardinal Walter Kasper, Cardinal- Priest of Ognissanti, in Via Appia Nuova and President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

              Astonished by Love: Storytelling and the Sacramental Imagination

              Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Brighton Campus, Cadigan Center Atrium, 6:00 p.m.

              Is it love that transforms us, or the recounting of it? Does the effort to shape a story reveal what goes unseen, or does the storyteller create meaning where life tells us no meaning can be found?...

              Alice McDermott, novelist, Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

              Agape Latte: Leap of Faith: Relationships, Community and Trust

              Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Hillside Cafe at 8:30 p.m.

              Listen to Paul Chebator and Mer Zovko as they share their insights on relationships, community and trust.

              Paul Chebator, Dean of Students, and Mer Zovko, Assistant Director, Student Programs Office

              Dating God: Intimacy, Prayer, and Franciscan Spirituality

              Thursday, February 20, 2014, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, 5:30 p.m.

              Fr. Dan brings the Franciscan tradition to life by imagining our faith journeys in terms of “dating” as a dynamic, creative, and renewing spiritual thread for twenty-first century Christians.

              Daniel P. Horan, OFM, author, blogger, and columnist for America

              Making the Move: Navigating Dating Transitions

              Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room, 7:00 p.m.

              Kerry Cronin discusses how to use what you’ve already figured out about dating and relationships to step up, make up, break up, speak up...and find your way to something real.

              Kerry Cronin, Associate Director, Lonergan Institute and Faculty Fellow, Center for Student Formation

              Why Get Married in the Catholic Church?

              5:30 p.m., April 30, 2012, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

              Why Get Married in the Catholic Church?

              A panel of couples share their experiences and their reasons for getting married in the Catholic Church.

              Alanna Valdez, Edgar Valdez, Juliette Fay, Tom Fay, Kattie Corey, Dan DiLeo

              Women, Virtue, and Sexuality

              Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4:30pm, Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

              Lisa Fullam, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, leads a discussion on the role of virtue ethics in framing the conversation on sexuality in the context of a Catholic university. Professor James Keenan, S.J., of the Boston College Theology Department responds.

              Lisa Fullam, Respondent James Keenan, S.J.

              Love One Another: Catholic Reflections on How to Sustain Marriages Today

              Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 12:00pm, O'Neill Library Reserve Room

              At the book launch for "Love One Another: Catholic Reflections on How to Sustain Marriages Today," editors Tim Muldoon and Cynthia Dobryzynski discuss five hopes and challenges to Catholic marriage today.

              Tim Muldoon and Cynthia Dobrzynski

              Mixed Marriages: A 40 Year Retrospective

              Tuesday February 23, 2010 5:30 pm, Room 100, 9 Lake Street

              James Conn, S.J. gave a lecture on "Mixed Marriages: A 40 Year Retrospective" and discussed the elements of canon law and interfaith marriages.

              James Conn, S.J.

              The Imperfect Art of Dating

              Hillside Cafe, Tuesday February 2, 2010 8:30 pm

              Professor Kerry Cronin spoke at the first Agape Latte of the spring 2010 semester. Her topic focused on the "Imperfect Art of Dating" where she talked about the imperfections and challenges of dating as she has heard from her own students' perspectives.
              Professor Kerry Cronin

              Sex & the Spirit: Conversations on Sexuality and Intimacy in the Catholic Tradition

              Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:00pm, McGuin Hall 121

              Tammy Lidell, Fr. Joe Marchese, Sheila McMahon, Fr. Jack Butler, Professor Lisa Cahill, and Fr. Jim Fleming led a panel discussion on the Catholic tradition and sexuality. What is the Catholic definition of sexuality? How does this relate to students facing real life decisions around sexuality and intimacy?
              Tammy Lidell, Fr. Joe Marchese, Sheila McMahon, Fr. Jack Butler, Professor Lisa Cahill, Fr. Jim Fleming

              Living Faith Together: Spiritual Practices in Marriage

              Tuesday, April 28, 2009; 7:00 pm; Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

              A panel discussion on the place and value of practices of spirituality in marriage.
              Timothy P. Muldoon, Suzanne Muldoon, Cynthia Dobrzynski, Daniel Leahy

              The Church and Human Sexuality: An Ecclesiological Perspective

              Thursday, April 28, 2005 McGuinn Hall 121

              with Professor Richard P. McBrien, University of Notre Dame

              A Commitment to Life: The Church's Position on Abortion

              Wednesday, March 16, 2005 McGuinn Hall 121

              with Professor Helen Alvare, Catholic University Law School

              Sexuality and Marriage

              Monday, February 23, 2004 McGuinn Hall 121

              with Prof. Cristina L. Traina, Northwestern University; and Prof. Christopher Kaczor, Loyola Marymount University

              Homosexuality in a Catholic Context: What Has Been Said About It? What Else Can Be Said?

              Monday, April 28, 2003 Robsham Theater

              with Andrew Sullivan and David Morrison

              Analysis of a Scandal: Psychosocial Roots of the Sexual Abuse Scandal

              Monday, April 14, 2003 Gasson Hall 100

              Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea

              Easter Hope in a Time of Crisis

              Thursday, April 10, 2003 Cushing Hall 001

              with Dr. Joseph T. Kelley

              Covenant Violated, Covenant Restored

              Thursday, April 3, 2003 Fulton Hall 511

              with Prof. Jon D. Levenson

              Sexuality in the Christian Tradition II: Why Get Married

              Thursday, March 20, 2003 Devlin Hall 008

              with Prof. Peter Kreeft, Prof. David McCarthy (Mount Saint Mary's College), and Prof. Julie Rubio (Saint Louis University

              Sexuality in the Christian Tradition I: An Introduction

              Tuesday, March 11, 2003 Robsham Theater

              Prof. Lisa Cahill, Prof. Thomas Hibbs, and Fr. Michael Himes

              Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools: A Comprehensive Approach

              Thursday, February 13, 2003 Cushing Hall 001

              with Prof. Michele Montavon and Prof. Mary Walsh

              Vatican II and the Contemporary Crisis in the Church

              Thursday, January 16, 2003 Fulton Hall 511

              with Prof. Joseph A. Komonchak

              Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church

              Tuesday, December 3, 2002 McGuinn Hall 121

              with George Weigel, author of a biography on Pope John Paul II, entitled Witness to Hope

              Lonergan and Sexuality: Insights and Possible Implications

              Thursday, November 7, 2002 McGuinn Hall 121

              Professor John Haughey, SJ

              Psychological and Spiritual Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children

              Tuesday, October 29, 2002

              by Prof. Elizabeth Sparks

              Spotlight on Scandal: How the Boston Globe Broke the Story and Covered the Sexual Abuse Crisis

              Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Robsham Theater

              with Walter Robinson, Stephen Kurkjian, Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, and Matt Carroll

              From Crisis to Renewal: The Task Ahead (Church in the 21st Century Initiative Inaugural Event)

              Wednesday, September 18, 2002l 7:30 pm; Robsham Theater

              Boston College President introduces the Church in the 21st Century initiative in September, 2002, followed by a  talk by Kenneth Woodward and panel discussion on Church crisis and the way to renewal featuring Lisa Sowle Cahill, Jack Connors, Roberto Goizueta. Hosted by IREPM Director, Mary Ann Hinsdale.
              William P. Leahy SJ, Mary Ann Hinsdale IHM, Kenneth L. Woodward, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Jack Connors, Jr., Roberto S. Goizueta