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Religious Liberty

David Hollenbach, S.J.

David Hollenbach, S.J., is one of the featured experts in this video by the Catholic News Service detailing the history of religious liberty and Catholicism. Watch the video

One Year of the Francis Papacy

Richard Gaillardetz

Prof. Richard Gaillardetz discusses the events of the past year as well as what lies ahead for Pope Francis. Read articles at Reuters and Buenos Aires Herald. Watch the video at Fox News Boston.

Pacem in Terris at 50

David Hollenbach, S.J.

In their podcast series, "Catholic Comments," Creighton University's Center for Catholic Thought features a discussion with Prof. David Hollenbach, S.J., regarding Catholic teaching on human rights. Listen to the podcast

Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Cooptation, and Cooperation

Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M., talks about his new book. Sample pages from this recent publication are also available. BC Faculty Publication Highlight


Living Catholicism: Roles and Relationships in a Contemporary World

Fr. Michael Himes

Michael Himes lectures for Church in the 21st Century Center. Fr. Himes is the guest editor for the Fall 2013 issue of C21 Resources. This lecture touches upon the themes presented in this most recent issue. C21 Video

Marriage and Priestly Celibacy

Richard Gaillardetz

In light of Pope Francis' recent statements, Fox News interviews Prof. Richard Gaillardetz about the issues of priestly celibacy. Fox News Boston Video

Pope John XXIII's encyclical

Meghan Clark

Recent Theology Ph.D. graduate, Meghan Clark, speaking of the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth). Video from Catholic News Service

Accompaniment: Liberation Theology, Solidarity, and a Life of Service

Roberto Goizueta

Roberto Goizueta, Margaret O'Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology, in conversation with Paul Farmer, Harvard Professor and founding director of Partners in Health. The two discuss liberation theology and Catholic social teaching in the context of global poverty and social inequality. Video from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Lectures: Church in the 21st Century

Rev. Robert Imbelli

Fr. Robert Imbelli, Associate Professor of Theology, participates in ongoing conversations taking place through the Church in the 21st Century Center. His contributions include a lecture regarding Pope Benedict VI and the Reception of Vatican II and how the Catholic Intellectual Tradition aims to address the purpose meaning of human life. Video from C21


Interview: Faculty Publication Highlights

Richard Gaillardetz

Richard Gaillardetz, the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, is interviewed regarding his recent book, Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II, authored with Catherine E. Clifford, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Saint Paul University. Video from Boston College Libraries

BBC Discussion of Human Dignity

David Hollenbach, S.J.

David Hollenbach, S.J., participated in a discussion broadcast on BBC resulting from a conference on “Understanding Human Dignity” at the University of Oxford, sponsored by the Chancellor of the University, the British Academy, and the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales. Audio from BBC Radio


Prophetic Voices Lecture

James Keenan, S.J.

James F. Keenan, S.J., the Founders Professor of Theology, discusses “The University in the 21st Century: Thinking about Ethics, Persons, and Discourse,” as part of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life's annual Prophetic Voices Lecture series. Video from Front Row

Responsibility to Protect

David Hollenbach, S.J.

David Hollenbach, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice; Mahmood Mamdani, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University; and Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, discuss the implications of the “Responsibility to Protect” paradigm for U.S. foreign policy and the international community. Video from Front Row