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Brian Daley, S.J.

Brian Daley, S.J. - December 10, 2009

Growth and Challenge in Orthodox-Catholic Relations
The progress of Orthodox-Catholic dialogue is a sobering yet hopeful commentary on the practical aspects of preaching and living the Gospel, acknowledging divisions, as well as the possibility of moving beyond them.  

Brian Daley, S.J.

Andrew R. Davis - March 2, 2017

The Psalms: Jewish-Catholic Dialogue through Shared Praise 
Reading “shoulder to shoulder” with Jews is a way to learn the Psalms’ significance in Jewish tradition and also to reflect in new ways about their importance for Christian faith. 

Marilú Del Toro

Marilú Del Toro - February 11, 2016

The Treasure of Hispanic American Catholicism
This presentation reflects on the challenges and possibilities of being Catholic in the United States in an increasingly Hispanic Church.


Ilia Delio, O.S.F. - July 16, 2016 

Evolution and the Primacy of Love 
This lecture explores Teilhard de Chardin's philosophy of love and the import of conscious love for the direction of human evolution. 

Dennis M. Doyle

Natana J. DeLong-Bas - March 5, 2015

Islam for Catholics 101
This presentation covers major themes in Islam, including the role of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad, the 5 Pillars, and common beliefs and scriptural ties between Islam and Christianity. 

Dennis M. Doyle

Natana J. DeLong-Bas - October 15, 2015

Muslim Women and Islamic Law: Myths and Realities
This session looks to the Qur'an, history, and contemporary realities to provide a broader understanding of women’s roles in Islam and under Islamic family law.

Rev. Frank DeSiano, C.S.P

Rev. Frank DeSiano, C.S.P - April 20, 2013

An Evangelizing Agenda for Parishes Today
This presentation from the 2013 conference on the New Evangelization explored what parishes emphasize when they try to think of their mission in terms of evangelization and discipleship; and touched on how parishes address the broader cultural background of ministry today.

Dana Dillon

Dana Dillon - April 6, 2015

Why Libertarianism Isn't Liberal
This address is from "Panel 1: Libertarianism, Society and Culture" 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.

E. J. Dionne, Jr.

E. J. Dionne, Jr. - 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.


Deacon William Ditewig

Deacon William Ditewig - March 15, 2011

Whither the Diaconate?
This presentation addresses the history of the diaconate, its current state, and its future around the world.

Dennis M. Doyle

Dennis M. Doyle - September 26, 2013

Otto Semmelroth, S.J., and the Ecclesiology of the "Church as a Sacrament" at Vatican II
This address is from "Panel 1: Jesuits and the Second Vatican Council" from the 2013 Vatican II Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Boston College’s sesquicentennial.

Dominic Doyle

Dominic Doyle - November 16, 2010

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