Past Events by Speaker
school of theology and ministry
Timothy Radcliffe, O.P. - July 11, 2009
Spirituality for the 21st Century: Beyond the Ghetto and Assimilation
This lecture reflects upon a spirituality that can help Christians reach beyond sectarianism while remaining well identified as something more than just “one of the crowd."
Margaret Nutting Ralph - November 1, 2011
Catechesis on the Eucharist: New Testament Models
This lecture explores the literary forms that New Testament authors used to help us recognize the real presence of Christ.
Shelly Rambo - March 7, 2014
Living in the “New Normal”:
Refiguring Resurrection in the Aftermath of Trauma
This session reaches deeply into the resources of the Christian tradition to explore the power of faith amidst the ongoing realities of trauma.
Thomas Reese, S.J. - April 20, 2016
Theology of Pope Francis:
Real Reform or Window Dressing?
While Pope Francis has clearly attracted a ready ear among the Catholic faithful, his efforts to extend a more compassionate message to those who have been alienated from the faith and bring them back to the Church has generated a surprising amount of resistance among the hierarchy. This conversation addresses some of the issues raised by American bishops, who in many respects are his chief critics.
Jane E. Regan - November 13, 2009
Called to Become an Adult Church
This Ministry Renewal Day, including John Shea, O.S.A., considers two unique perspectives on embracing the God of adulthood as individuals and as communities of faith.
Jane E. Regan - January 28, 2010
Becoming a Community of Practice
This talk examines what it means to be intentional about bringing specific spiritual practices as essential components of our journey of faith.
Jane E. Regan - November 2, 2012
New Evangelization for Today's Parish
This lecture celebrating Ministry Renewal Day focuses on the "new" evangelization, its relation to the overall mission of the Church and the vision of each parish, and its implementation in pastoral settings.
Jane E. Regan - October 27, 2016
Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Transforming the Parish through Communities of Practice
Using the concept of “community of practice,” this presentation sets out a new way to think about the life of the parish and a model for effectively leveraging and enhancing present parish dynamics and structures.
Adele Reinhartz - April 8, 2014
The Gospel of John and the "Parting of the Ways"
This lecture examines how the Fourth Gospel has been used in the debate surrounding how and when the Jesus movement became a separate and distinct set of institutions, communities, beliefs, and practices within first-century Judaism.
Adele Reinhartz - March 2, 2016
A Rebellious Son?
Jesus and His Mother at the Wedding in Cana (John 2)
This lecture looks closely at John 2:4 in the context of the norms and expectations of parent-child relationships in Jewish and Greco-Roman societies, and considers its role in the Gospel's overall presentation of Jesus.
Susan Reynolds - January 31, 2015
Christ and the Pelican Chick
This lecture considers the nature of cosmic redemption through Christ's resurrection and views humanity's stewardship of the created world through the lense of the preferential option for the poor.
Richard Rohr, O.F.M. - July 10, 2010
The Christian Meaning of Enlightenment
In this lecture, Fr. Rohr presents the results of his research on the contemplative mind and tradition.
Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I. - June 9, 2012
A Contemplative Vision of the Mystics
In this two-part workshop, Fr. Rolheiser offers reflections on St. Thérèse of Lisieux and the contemporary Carmelite mystic Ruth Burrows.
Rabbi A. James Rudin - February 7, 2012
Three Cardinals Who Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations
Rabbi Rudin speaks about his book by this title, demonstrating how three cardinals influenced the Second Vatican Council to adopt Nostra Aetate and transform its sentiments into practical results.
Rosemary Radford Ruether - September 20, 2012
Women In Interreligious Dialogue
This lecture takes stock of the contributions of women to interreligious dialogue and of interreligious dialogue to feminist thinking within particular religions, while also critically reflecting on present and future challenges and avenues for reflection and collaboration.
Alan J. Ryan - April 6, 2015
Why Libertarianism Isn't Liberal
This keynote presentation on Libertarianism as an Issue in Political Philosophy is 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.