Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Past Events: 
The Francis and Ann Curran Center
for American Catholic Studies

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Academic Year 2013-2014

, March 3, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Building Better Economies:  Why Popes and Economists Need to Talk

Daniel K. Finn, Inaugural Visiting Chair in American Catholic Studies

Academic Year 2012-2013

Friday, September 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM
The Cardinal and Colbert:  Humor, Joy, and the Spiritual Life

Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Stephen Colbert, moderated by Rev. James Martin, SJ

Monday, September 17, 2012 | 4:30 PM
Voting, Religious Liberty, and the Common Good

M. Kathleen Kaveny, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 6:00 PM
8th Annual Rita Cassella Jones Lecture:
A Family Affair:  Catholic Women and the Birth Control Question

Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Catholic University of America

Thursday, November 8,
2012 | 6:00 PM
First Lecture in Our Series on Virtue and Vice:
Modesty Matters:  An Ancient Virtue's Lessons for Ecology and Society

Laura Hartman, Augustana College

Thursday, November 15,
2012 | 5:00 PM
Telling the Irish-American Tale

Lecture and Discussion with Authors Peter Quinn and Pierce Butler

Monday, February 11, 2013,
2013 | 6:00 PM
An Evening with Alice McDermott
A Reading and Conversation with Catholic Novelist Alice McDermott

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 2013 | 6:00 PM
How Can Christianity Touch the Imagination of our Contemporaries?
Timothy Radcliffe, OP, Guest Lecturer and Former Head of the Dominican Order

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM
On Pilgrimage:  Ancient Religious Practice Meets Contemporary Spiritual Journey Along El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Film Screening and Disccusion of The Way

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 6:00 PM
Family Pain, Family Grace, and the Tender Quest to Tell Our Stories Truly:  Notes from an Irish Catholic Memoir
James T. Fisher, Fordham University

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 6:00 PM
A Question of Habit:  Images of Catholic Nuns & Sisters in U.S. Popular Culture

Bren Ortega Murphy, Loyola University Chicago

Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM
The Making of a Black Catholic Saint: Henriette DeLille and the Subversive Power of Love": Inaugural Biennial Lecture celebrating Black Catholics in the United States

M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College

Academic Year 2011-2012

Friday, September 16, 6:00 PM
Learning to Listen:  Voices of Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church
Panel Discussion

Monday, November 7,
2011 | 6:30 PM
Ecclesia of Women in Asia
Skype Discussion of Asian Women's Conference

Tuesday, November 8,
2011 | 6:00 PM
7th Annual Rita Cassella Jones Lecture:
With Understanding Start Again:  O God of Players 10 Years Later

Julie E. Byrne, Hofstra University

Thursday, November 10,
2011 | 6:00 PM
Spirit in the Art(s):  Religion and the Black Cultural Imagination, from the Harlem Renaissance to Hip Hop
Josef Sorett, Columbia University

Tuesday, February 28,
2012 | 5:00 PM
The End of Catholic Politics?
Lecture and Discussion with David Gibson, Journalist with Religion News Service and author of The Rule of Benedict

Saturday, March 24,
2012 | 2:00-6:00 PM
Still Alive at 60:  A Symposium and a Celebration of Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood
Moderated by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

Thursday, March 29,
2012 | 4:00-5:30 PM
Economic Realism vs. Catholic Idealism
Panel Discussion with Christine Firer Hinze, Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and Henry Schwalbenberg, Fordham University

Monday, April 16,
2012 | 4:00-6:00 PM
Letting Us Pray:  A Symposium on Language in the Liturgy
Julie Upton, St. John's University, Keynote Speaker

Monday, April 23,
2012 | 4:00 PM
A Voice of One's Own:  A Roundtable Discussion of Women's Poetry with Fordham Faculty Poets

Tuesday, April 24,
2012 | 6:00 PM
A Reading and Lecture by Dana Gioia
Dana Gioia, Poet and Educator

Academic Year 2010-2011

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