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Notre Dame to host conference on Christian care for the poor

November 07, 2013Michael O. Garvey

"Caritas" window in the Basilica

Theologians and other scholars will gather for a conference at the University of Notre Dame on Nov. 14 (Thursday) and Nov. 15 (Friday) to explore the origins and implications of care for the poor in Christian life, thought and teaching.

The conference, “Blessed Are the Merciful: Charity as Sacramental Action,” is sponsored by the Institute for Church Life (ICL) and the Center for Social Concerns. Read More

Father Gustavo Gutiérrez to speak on poverty and human dignity

October 29, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., the University of Notre Dame’s John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology, will deliver the 2013 Annual Human Dignity Lecture on “Poverty and Human Dignity” Wednesday (Oct. 30) at 7:30 p.m. in the McKenna Hall auditorium. Read More

Notre Dame to celebrate academics, faith and service with Texas Shamrock Series events

October 01, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Texas Shamrock Series

University of Notre Dame fans traveling to Texas for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game, to be played Saturday (Oct. 5) against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will have the opportunity to enjoy numerous other public events reflecting the life and spirit of Our Lady’s University in the days leading up to the game.

Scheduled events include academic and faith discussions, a service project, Mass and a celebration of Texan culture and traditions, including a march through Fort Worth by the Notre Dame Band, accompanied by a herd of longhorn cattle. Read More

Notre Dame to host conference on theology of Mary

September 30, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Our Lady of Vladimir

A conference of theologians will convene Oct. 6-8 (Sunday-Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall for a new consideration of recent, but lately overlooked, scholarship on Mary.

The conference, “Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council,” is being sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life. It will focus on the works of several prominent Catholic thinkers of the 20th century — among them Karl and Hugo Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Yves Congar, Henri de Lubac and Thomas Merton — and examine their implications for the 21st century. Read More

New Notre Dame program to train theology teachers for Catholic schools

September 17, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Institute for Church Life Echo program

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) has announced a new program to train recent college graduates for service as theology teachers in Catholic middle and high schools.

The new initiative, Echo Teaching Theology, is receiving applications now through January, and will begin in the summer of 2014. In partnership with ICL’s Echo program, which since 2004 has trained catechetical leaders for ministry in Catholic parishes, and Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, Echo Teaching Theology will offer participating students a tuition-free graduate degree in theology through summer studies at Notre Dame, service in Catholic schools and dioceses, and human and spiritual formation in Echo communities nationwide. Read More

Saturdays with the Saints program to feature 20th-century martyrs

August 29, 2013Michael O. Garvey

Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

The “Age of Martyrs” is the term of art for the earliest years of Christian history, but as Pope Francis remarked in a homily last April 15, “the age of martyrs is not yet over; even today we can say, in truth, that the Church has more martyrs now than during the first centuries.” More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in all previous centuries combined.

The lives of these remarkable men and women and the effects of their witness in the Church and the world are the subjects of the University of Notre Dame’s Saturdays with the Saints program, a series of morning talks offered on football home game days throughout the fall. Read More

Remarks from memorial Mass for Bishop Emeritus John M. D'Arcy

February 25, 2013Notre Dame News

Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy

In a memorial Mass on Feb. 7 for Bishop Emeritus John M. D’Arcy at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and John Cavadini, professor of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life, delivered the homily and eulogy, respectively. Their remarks follow. Read More