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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.

Francine Cardman
Meeting Jesus: Christ in Tradition and Traditions

October 2, 2008

Presenter: Francine Cardman

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

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 Emerging Church: From Conclusions to Beginnings

April 29-30, 2010

Presenters: Edward P. Hahnenberg and Marti R. Jewell

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.

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.

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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.

The Problem of Myth in the Hebrew Bible

Lecture on March 14, 2012
Presented by Peter Machinist

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.

Alan J. RyanAlan Wolfe
Why Libertarianism Isn't Liberal

April 6, 2015
Presenters: Alan J. Ryan, Alan Wolfe, and others

Nancy T. AmmermanHosffman Ospino
Parishes in Transition:
Learning to Live in Tabernacles

April 24, 2015
Presenters: Nancy T. Ammerman and Hosffman Ospino

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

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Our Common Home:
An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change

September 28 - October 1, 2015
with many distinguished presenters

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

Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P.
My Faith Story within
the Story of Liberation Theology

November 16, 2015
Presenter: Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P.


A Rebellious Son?
Jesus and His Mother at the Wedding in Cana (John 2)

March 2, 2016
Presenter: Adele Reinhartz    

Thy Will Be Done:
The Function of Prayer in Mark's Gospel

March 15, 2016
Presenter: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.


The Spirit at Work: St. Teresa of Avila in Life

March 31, 2016
Presenter: André Brouillette, S.J. 

Latin American Intellectual Roots of Pope Francis’s Pontificate

April 4, 2016
Presenter: Rev. Carlos Maria Galli    

Dean's Colloquium
Theology of Pope Francis:
Real Reform or Window Dressing?

April 20, 2016
Panelists: James Bretzke, S.J., Kristin E. Heyer, Susannah Heschel, M. Cathleen Kaveny, Thomas Reese, S.J., and Michael Sean Winters
Moderator: Mark Massa, S.J.

Telling Stories about Women

July 22, 2016
Presenter: Amy-Jill Levine  

The Practical Theology of Jean Vanier:
Faith in a Vulnerable Community

October 13, 2016
Presenter: David O. Jenkins

Tending Your Own Garden: A Spirituality for Active Ministry

November 4, 2016
Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith

Eucharist: Medicine of Immortality

November 15, 2016
Presenter: John F. Baldovin, S.J.


Present and Future of an Ibero-American Theology in Times of Globalization, Interculturality, and Exclusion

February 8, 2017
Panelists:  Juan Carlos Scannone, S.J., Roberto Tomichá O.F.M. Conv., and Olga Consuelo Vélez
Moderator: Thomas H. Groome

The Psalms: Jewish-Catholic Dialogue through Shared Praise

March 2, 2017
Presenter:  Andrew R. Davis

Deepening Catholic Citizenship Today: Drawing from Scripture and Tradition

March 9, 2017
Presenters:  Richard J. Clifford, S.J. and Thomas Massaro, S.J.

The Music of the Psalms: From King David's Time to Our Own

March 22, 2017
Presenter:  Robert Cohen 

Nurturing the Healing Power of Joy

November 10, 2017
Presenter:  Brita L. Gill-Austern

Human and Church Community and the Evil of Economic Inequality

November 14, 2017
Presenters:  Rev. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. and Rev. Michael Himes

The Spirituality of Saint Paul: Following Jesus by Imitating Paul

April 11, 2018
Presenter: Rev. Frank J. Matera 

Theological Virtues and Psychological Wellness: Cultivating Practices of Well-Being

February 22, 2018
Presenters:  Dominic F. Doyle and William D. Roozeboom