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school of theology and ministry

Lisa Sowle Cahill

Lisa Sowle Cahill - September 26, 2013

The Changes in Moral Theology and Public Catholicism since Vatican II
This address is from "Panel 3: The Council and the Public Arena" from the 2013 Vatican II Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Boston College’s sesquicentennial.

Simone Campbell, S.S.S.

Simone Campbell, S.S.S. - September 26, 2013

Coworkers in the Vineyard: The Role of Catholic Laity in the Life of Public Service and Scholarship
This address is from the 2013 Vatican II Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Boston College’s sesquicentennial.

Simone Campbell, S.S.S.

Simone Campbell, S.S.S. - July 12, 2014

Politics, Faith, and Prophetic Witness
This lecture explores the call to touch the pain of the world and release hope into the darkness. Only a broken heart can lead to anything even approaching prophetic witness.

Francine Cardman

Francine Cardman - October 2, 2008

Meeting Jesus: Christ in Tradition and Traditions
This presentation explores the rich traditions of practice and reflection within which we may encounter Jesus Christ and continue to hand on the Tradition of God’s saving love.

Francine Cardman

Francine Cardman - November 2, 2017

The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire
To celebrate the launch of this book, four of its contributors address how we become of aware of the Holy Spirit's active and constant presence in our lives.

James Carroll

James Carroll - April 21, 2010

Practicing Catholic
In this presentation on his new book, Practicing Catholic, Carroll describes the transformation of the Catholic Church that occurred in his lifetime.

Erik W. Carter

Erik W. Carter - October 4, 2017

From Barriers to Belonging: The Church and People with Disabilities
Dr. Carter addresses ten dimensions of belonging and their salience to the inclusion of people with intellectual disability, autism, and other developmental disabilities.

Maria Cataldo-Cunniff

Maria Cataldo-Cunniff - April 11, 2014

Families with Disabilities: Recipients or Agents of the New Evangelization?
This interactive presentation examines theological themes, questions, and issues that are common to families with disabilities.  Mindful of the recent synod on the New Evangelization and the upcoming synods on the family, Sr. Meg Guider and Maria Cataldo-Cunniff explore the interactive dynamics of families with disabilities and their relationships with communities of faith.

Carmen Maria Cervantes

Carmen Maria Cervantes - March 8, 2010

The Imperative of Ministering to Hispanic Youth
This presentation introduces the model Pastoral Juvenil Hispana and offers insights on resources available for ministers working with Hispanic youth.

Daniel Chowning, O.C.D.

Daniel Chowning, O.C.D. - November 6, 2010

Carmelite Authors 101: Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
This lecture introduces the spiritual doctrine of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, an early twentieth-century French Carmelite.

Meghan J. Clark

Meghan J. Clark - April 6, 2015

Why Libertarianism Isn't Liberal
This address is from "Panel 2: Libertarianism, Politics, and Economics" from the Fourth Annual Dean's Colloquium on Religion and Public Culture addressing the political, theological, and legal issues raised by libertarianism from a Catholic context.

Maureen Clark, C.S.J.

Maureen Clark, C.S.J. - October 26, 2012

Prison Ministry: Where Mercy and Justice Meet
This conference focused on current issues and concerns in prison ministry, and the broad impact of incarceration on the whole community as revealed through personal stories.


Richard J. Clifford, S.J. - March 9, 2017

Deepening Catholic Citizenship Today: Drawing from Scripture and Tradition
Catholics today may draw from the Church’s tradition of reflection on public affairs in ways that honor Catholic moral teachings.


Richard J. Clifford, S.J. - February 28, 2014

Finding Your Place in the Story of the Bible
This presentation examines the Christian Bible and follow its steady forward movement from Genesis to Jesus in the Gospels, while illustrating how a system of cross-references keeps readers on track.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J. - March 14, 2013

Genesis 1-11: What Do Adam and Eve Teach Us Today?

This lecture tackles the questions: can these stories instruct us today?

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J. - September 25, 2012

Introducing the Bible Today: Challenges and Opportunities
This presentation celebrates the launch of two books on the Old and New Testaments, with Fr. Clifford and fellow presenters reflect on how to make the Bible attractive and spiritually meaningful to a new generation of Catholics.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J. - February 24, 2011

Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures, Part 1
This lecture discusses vocation in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J. - October 21, 2008

The Place of the School of Theology and Ministry in the University
This STM inaugural lecture explores how a school educating priests and lay ecclesial ministers can remain in touch with the actual practice of Catholics and the sources of authoritative tradition.

James J. Conn, S.J.

James J. Conn, S.J. - February 23, 2010

Mixed Marriages: A 40-year Retrospective
This lecture presents the challenges and opportunities arising from ecumenical and interfaith marriages and families.

M. Shawn Copeland

M. Shawn Copeland - November 16, 2010

Hope: The Church's Prophetic Challenge
With Dominic Doyle and Rev. Richard Lennan, this panel examines how the prophetic virtue of hope might shape both the Church’s engagement with the world and its self-understanding.

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen - March 22, 2017

The Music of the Psalms: From King David's Time to Our Own
This lecture focuses on what we can learn from the Psalms from the music they have been set to in various eras: from the time of the Second Temple, through the Renaissance, and to contemporary America.


Catherine Cornille

Catherine Cornille - October 4, 2013

From Plurality to Solidarity through Justice
This symposium examines how faith-based community organizing around issues of justice provides common ground both for engaging in ministry in communities of diverse faith and ethnicity and for theological discourse among religions.


David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap

David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap - November 2, 2012

New Evangelization for Today's Parish
This lecture celebrating Ministry Renewal Day focuses upon the "new" evangelization, its relation to the overall mission of the Church and the vision of each parish, and its implementation in pastoral settings. 

Debbie Creamer

Debbie Creamer - March 1, 2013

More Than Elevators: Physical Disability and the Church                  This 21st Annual Pyne Memorial Presentation explores how churches might move beyond initial questions of access and think more fully of people with disabilities as equal participants in congregational life.

Kevin Culligan, O.C.D.

Kevin Culligan, O.C.D. - October 16, 2010

Carmelite Authors 101: St. John of the Cross
This lecture traces the development of St. John of the Cross as poet, mystic, and spiritual writer.