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Scripture and Tradition


Meeting Jesus: Christ in Tradition and Traditions

October 2, 2008

Presenter: Francine Cardman

Richard J. Clifford
Where Does the School of Theology and Ministry Belong in the University?

October 21, 2008

Presenter: Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Respondents: Jill Ker Conway and  Cutberto Garza

Thmas Groome
They Recognized Him: Teaching to Encounter Jesus in the Scriptures

October 29, 2008

Presenter: Thomas H. Groome

“Who are you, Lord?” Encountering Jesus Christ in the Gospels

November 5, 2008

Presenters: Daniel Harrington, S.J., Christopher Matthews, Thomas Stegman, S.J., and Celia Sirois.  Moderated by Jane Regan.

A More Evangelical Catholicism?

February 12, 2009

Presenter: Mark Massa, S.J. 

Respondents: Rev. Richard Lennan and Hosffman Ospino

Ethics in the Book of Job

March 19, 2009

Presenter: Leong Seow

The Road to Reconciliation: Healing the Past or Building the Future?

April 16, 2009

Presenter: Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.

Dr. Madeleine Boucher
Mary of Magdala

July 22, 2009

Presenter: Madeleine Boucher

Richard R Gaillerdetz
Fulfilling the Unrealized Vision of Vatican II

October 21, 2009

Presenter:  Richard R. Gaillardetz

Fulfilling the Unrealized Vision of Vatican II

October 21, 2009

Presenter:  Richard R. Gaillardetz

Jane Regan
Becoming a Community of Practice

January 28, 2010

Presenter: Jane E. Regan

Carmelite Authors 101: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

February 6, 2010

Presenter: Salvatore Sciurba, O.C.D.

The Challenge of Catholicity: Becoming a “catholic” Catholic Church

February 11, 2010

Presenter: Rev. Richard Lennan

Kieran Kavanaugh
Carmelite Authors 101: St. Teresa of Avila

March 6, 2010

Presenter: Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.

The Church’s Mission to Social Justice Today

March 16, 2010

Presenter: Thomas Massaro, S.J.

Rev. Robert P. Imbelli
Pope Benedict and the Reception of Vatican II

April 8, 2010

Presenter: Rev. Robert P. Imbelli

Practicing Catholic

April 21, 2010

Presenter: James Carroll

Carmelite Authors 101: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

April 24, 2010

Presenter: Marc Foley, O.C.D.

The Christian Meaning of Enlightenment

July 10, 2010

Presenter: Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

Women in the Old Testament: Then and Now

July 22, 2010

Presenter: Dianne Bergant, C.S.A.

Daniel J. Harrington
Lament and Hope: The Contributions of the Biblical Lament Psalms

October 6, 2010

Presenter: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

Does Vatican II’s Theology of the Laity have a Future?

October 12, 2010

Presenter: Richard R. Gaillardetz

Carmelite Authors 101: St. John of the Cross

October 16, 2010

Presenter: Kevin Culligan, O.C.D.


Daniel Chowning
Carmelite Authors 101: Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

November 6, 2010

Presenter: Daniel Chowning, O.C.D.

Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New

November 12, 2010

Presenters: Thomas H. Groome and Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Carmelite Authors 101: Edith Stein/St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

December 4, 2010

Presenter: John Sullivan, O.C.D.

The Emerging Church: From Conclusions to Beginnings

April 29-30, 2010

Presenters: Edward P. Hahnenberg and Marti R. Jewell

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures, Part I

February 24, 2011

Presenter: Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
Prophets and Apostles: Vocation in the Scriptures, Part II

March 16, 2011

Presenter: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony
Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Bishop’s Ministry of Oversight

March 29, 2011

Presenter: Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony

Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J.
Women Disciples, Leaders, and Apostles:
Mary Magdalene’s Sisters

July 22, 2011

Presenter: Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J.

Thomas H. GroomeBook cover - Will There Be Faith, by Thomas H. Groome
Will There Be Faith?

September 28, 2011

Presenter: Thomas H. Groome

Rev. David C. Michael
Beyond Catholic-Jewish Dialogue: A New Paradigm

October 4, 2011

Presenter: Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann,
with response by Rev. David C. Michael

Terrence W. Tilley
The Practices of Discipleship

October 18, 2011

Presenter: Terrence W. Tilley

Margaret Nutting Ralph
Catechesis on the Eucharist: New Testament Models

November 1, 2011

Presenter: Margaret Nutting Ralph

Thomas H. GroomeDaniel J. Harrington, S.J
Breaking Open the Word: Best Practices

November 4, 2011

Presenters: Thomas H. Groome and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.
John’s Gospel: Holy Week and Easter Themes

March 23, 2012
Presenters: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Rosemary Radford Ruether
Women and Interreligious Dialogue

September 20, 2012
Presenter: Rosemary Radford Ruether

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Introducing the Bible Today

September 25, 2012
Presenters: Richard J. Clifford, S.J., Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Pheme Perkins

M. Shawn Copeland
Education and Life, the Good Life, and Eternal Life

October 30, 2012
Presenter: M. Shawn Copeland

David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap.Jane E. Regan
New Evangelization for Today’s Parish

November 2, 2012
Presenters: David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap., and Jane E. Regan

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Genesis 1-11: What Do Adam and Eve Teach Us Today?

March 14, 2013
Presenter:  Richard J. Clifford, S.J.


Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.Christopher R. Matthews
Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures

March 20, 2013
Presenters: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Christopher R. Matthews

Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp.
The New Evangelization: Renewing the Church

April 20,2013
Featured presenters: Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp., Frank DeSiano, C.S.P., Rev. Sean McCarthy, and Susan M. Timoney

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Ask the Beasts: Spirituality and the Evolving Earth

July 13, 2013
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Johnson,C.S.J.                                                    


Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.
Encountering the Risen Jesus: Mary Magdalene as Prototype

July 19, 2013
Presenter: Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.

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The Legacy of Vatican II

September 26, 2013
Symposium with multiple presenters

John L. Allen, Jr.
The Francis Papacy:
Reform, Renewal, and Resistance

October 30, 2013
Presenter: John L. Allen, Jr.

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Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment

November 14, 2013
Presenters: Rev. Richard Lennan, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Christopher R. Matthews, and John R. Sachs, S.J.

Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M.
In Quest of the Jewish Mary

February 25, 2014
Presenter: Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Finding Your Place in the Story of the Bible

February 28, 2014
Presenter: Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Angels, Demons, Cain, and the Madness of King Saul

March 26, 2014
Presenter:  Anne Marie Kitz

Michael O’Neill McGrath's painting of Veronica
Journey with the Saints of Lent

March 28, 2014
Presenter:  Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S.

Adele Reinhartz, F.R.S.C.
The Gospel of John and the "Parting of the Ways"

April 8, 2014
Presenter:  Adele Reinhartz

Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.
Mary of Magdala: Apostle and Prophet

July 22, 2014
Presenter:  Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.


James Martin, S.J.
Jesus: A Pilgrimage

September 25, 2014
Presenter: James Martin, S.J.



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A Theology From and For Lived Faith

October 22, 2014
Presenters: Claire E. Wolfteich, Roberto Goizueta, Colleen Griffith, and Thomas H. Groome


John R. Sachs, S.J.
Called to Greater Love:
Ignatian Spirituality for Today

November 6, 2014
Presenter:  John R. Sachs, S.J.

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.
Christ and the Pelican Chick

January 31, 2015
Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.
Graduate Student Respondent: Susan Reynolds

Michael Simone, S.J.
Reading the Hebrew Bible with Jesus

February 25, 2015
Presenter: Michael Simone, S.J.

Natana J. DeLong-Bas
Islam for Catholics 101

March 5, 2015
Presenter: Natana J. DeLong-Bas

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.
Holy Ones, Called to Be Holy:
St. Paul and “Life in the Spirit”

March 13, 2015
Presenter: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams
What the Outsider Sees:
Teresa of Avila and the Contemplative Vision

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Presenter: Rt. Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams

Natana J. DeLong-Bas
Muslim Women and Islamic Law: Myths and Realities

October 15, 2015
Presenter: Natana J. DeLong-Bas

Thomas H. Groome
Sowing the Seeds of Faith:
It is (Almost) All in the Family

October 22, 2015
Presenter: Thomas H. Groome