Past Events by Speaker
school of theology and ministry
Peter Machinist - March 14, 2012
The Problem of Myth In the Hebrew Bible
This lecture discusses myth as a word and a set of concepts which can lead to a deep and varied understanding of the Hebrew Bible.
Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony - March 29, 2011
Looking Back and Forward: The Bishop's Ministry of Oversight
Cardinal Mahony reflects on his time as Archbishop of Los Angeles and the role of a Bishop in the Catholic Church.
James Martin, S.J. - March 4, 2011
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
Based around his book by this title, this presentation translates the insights of St. Ignatius of Loyola for a modern audience, revealing how we can find God and how God can find us in the real world.
James Martin, S.J. - July 14, 2012
Laughing With the Saints: Joy, Humor, and the Spiritual Life
The author of the book, Between Heaven and Mirth, speaks on how joy and laughter are important components of the life of faith.
Mark Massa, S.J. - February 12, 2009
A More Evangelical Catholicism?
“A more evangelical Catholicism” is a call to balance Catholicism’s sacramental and dogmatic traditions with a more affective, democratic set of values.
Mark Massa, S.J. - November 3, 2010
Historical Consciousness and the American Church in the 1960s
This presentation focuses on how the changes brought about by the Second Vatican Council introduced the insight that everything changes – including things in the Church.
Thomas Massaro, S.J. - February 17, 2010
Living a Christian Life in an Age of Distraction
Fr. Massaro reflects on whether our faith is strengthened or threatened by what he terms this “age of distraction."
Thomas Massaro, S.J. - March 16, 2010
The Church's Mission to Social Justice Today
This presentation describes the major contemporary understandings of faith-based social justice.
Christopher Matthews - November 8, 2008
Who are you, Lord? Encountering Christ in the Gospels
In the many Gospel encounters, Jesus became identified and known in different ways. Four panelists discuss each Evangelist’s view of Jesus, and implications for discipleship.
Christopher Matthews - March 20, 2013
Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures In launching their new book (Paulist Press, 2013), Daniel Harrington and Christopher Matthews discuss contemporary scholarship on Jesus as we know him through the Scriptures.
Rev. Sean McCarthy - April 20, 2013
Rediscovering Liturgy as Our Primary Source of Evangelization
This workshop from the 2013 conference on the New Evangelization examined practical ways to tap into our sacramental celebrations, their preparation, and follow-up so that the faithful are drawn more intimately into the life of the Church.
H. John McDargh - October 29, 2010
This presentation was given as part of the conference "'You Visited Me': The Urgent Challenges of Prison Ministry.
H. John McDargh - April 2, 2011
Focusing: Listening to Your Own Deep Knowing
Part of the conference, "Healing God's People," this workshop introduces the process of focusing to help persons to listen to their own embodied “felt sense” of a situation, relationship, or unfolding decision.
Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy - March 18, 2013
The Challenge of Catholic Teaching on War and Peace in the Present Moment
Catholic teaching on war and peace embodies the effort to bring faith and ethical reflection to bear upon the most searing questions that lead nations into violent conflict: Is war ever justified?
Ronald Mercier, S.J. - March 26, 2009
Discernment and Life Choices
This presentation draws on the great spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola in helping us to make decisions in our 21st century lives.
Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo - March 7, 14, 21, and 28
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Theology and Practice
This seminar series addresses the rites, catechetical focus, ministries, and historical development of the RCIA process.
Catherine M. Mooney - February 16, 2011
Hope for Today From Saints Catherine, Teresa, and Thérèse
This lecture explores the ways in which three women Doctors of the Church give us reason to hope for the Church and world.
Catherine M. Mooney - April 11, 2013
The Many Faces of Hildegard of Bingen: New Doctor of the Church
This lecture discusses Hildegard's life, writings, and other achievements, and explores why churchmen, scholars, and others disagree about Hildegard’s significance for men and women today.