Past Events by Speaker
school of theology and ministry
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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.