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Academic Year 2014-2015
  Monday, Sept. 29th, 2014, 6:00 PM, 12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Building
Fordham University | Lincoln Center
Latino/a Spiritualities: 
New Perspectives on Catholic Practice, Politics, and Experience

Featuring a panel of experts on U.S. Latino/a faith and culture, including Ana Maria Diaz-Stevens, Anthony M. Stevens Arroyo, Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Rev. Jean-Pierre Ruiz | Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Moderator
Thursday, Oct. 16th, 2014, 7:00 PM, The American Bible Society
1865 Broadway (at 61st St.), NYC
Between the House and the Chicken Yard:
The Life and Legacy of Flannery O'Connor

Bill Sessions, Regents' Emeritus Professor of English, Georgia State University
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Poet and Associate Director of the Curran Center
Co-sponsored by the Crossroads Cultural Center and American Bible Society
Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 2014, 6:00 PM, Tognino Hall, Duane Library
10th Annual Rita Cassella Jones Lecture
Women and Christianity:  Unsettled and Unsettling Questions

Sidney Callahan, psychologist and Distinguished Scholar at The Hastings Center
Thursday, Nov. 6th, 2014, 5:30 PM, Tognino Hall, Duane Library
Stabat Mater Dolorosa:
Mary at the Cross in Early Modern Polemic, Art, and Literature

Robert S. Miola, Ph.D., Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English, Lecturer in Classics at Loyola University Maryland
Academic Year 2013-2014
Monday, 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
A Conversation with Pierce Butler and Peter Quinn
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, 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

American Catholic Studies Media
  Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Land of Unlikeness: Poetry & Prayer

Lecture by poet and writer Scott Cairns
Flash Video
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Changing HIStory: Women in the American Catholic Past, by Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of American Studies and Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame
Broadband | Modem Speed
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Young Women and Catholicism: A presentation about the book From the Pews in the Back. A glimpse into what it means to be young, Catholic, and female in today’s church.” The tensions which  young women face with the Catholic faith and with the church. Speakers: Kate Dugan and Jennifer Owens, editors of the book From the Pews in the Back.
Broadband | Modem Speed
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Women of the Word: A Colloquium of Catholic Women Poets
Speakers: Carolyn Alessio, Linda Nemec Foster, Stella Nesanovich, and Angela Alaimo O'Donnell. The colloquium took place at Loyola, Chicago. For all the presentations go to Women of the Word.
Presented by The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage with assistance from The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, Fordham University and The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership Loyola University, Chicago.  The following video is Angela O'Donnell's talk.
Broadband | Modem Speed
For all the sessions go to:  Women of the Word
Monday, October 19, 2009
Black Women of Virtue: The Oblate Sisters of Providence in Antebellum America. Fifth in The Rita Cassella Jones Annual Lecture Series
Speaker: Diane Batts Morrow, Ph.D., associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Georgia and author of Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 (2002).
Broadband | Modem Speed
Monday, October 5, 2009
Winning at Any Cost: Vince Lombardi and the Catholic Contribution to America’s “Must-Win” Obsession
Speaker: Jeffrey Marlett, professor of Religious Studies, College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York

Broadband | Modem Speed
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It Takes A Village to Write A Book: The Making of a Bronx/African-American/Catholic Memoir, The Rat that Got Away
Panelists: Allen Jones, Mark Naison, Angela O’Donnell

Broadband | Modem Speed
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Gerard Manley Hopkins and “The Fine Delight That Fathers Thought”: How to Sign on to a Poet for Life
A Lecture by Paul Mariani
Broadband | Modem Speed
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Historic Mission vs. Transformative Change in a Catholic Women's College:
Reflections from Trinity College in the District of Columbia
Speaker: Dr. Jeanne Lord, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Georgetown University.
Broadband | Modem Speed
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Theology & Art
Panelists: Dominic Colonna, Maryellen Davis Collett, Catherine Osborne, and Richard Viladesau
Broadband | Modem Speed
Tuesday, February 3, 2008
Saints, Not Angels: American Catholic Female Saints
Speaker: Dr. Maggie McGuinness, Chair of the Department of Religion at La Salle University in Philadelphia
Broadband | Modem Speed
  March 6, 2008 - November 13, 2008
The Bicentennial Lecture Series to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of New York
The lecture series Sponsored Jointly by The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, Fordham University and The Archdiocese of New York
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The Catholic Worker at 75: a Celebration and a Retrospective
Moderator: James T. Fisher | Panelists: Amanda Daloisio, Tanya Theriault, Kate Hennessy, Pat Jordan
Phil Runkel, Mel Piehl, Paul Elie, Robert Ellsberg
Part I: Broadband | Modem Speed  Part II: Broadband | Modem Speed
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Lowell Affair: Catholics, Communists, and Yaddo's Red Scare
Panelists: Steven Gould Axelrod, Paul Elie, Saskia Hamilton, Mickie McGee, Vince Passaro
Broadband | Modem Speed
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Breaking the Isolation of Gangs: Community as a Response to Youth Violence
Speaker: Greg Boyle, S.J., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Homeboy Industries
Part I: Broadband | Modem Speed   Part II: Broadband | Modem Speed
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A Long Memory: Thoughts on the Catholic Imagination
Speaker: Andrew Krivak, author of A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life
Broadband Speed | Modem Speed
  Saturday, June 9, 2007
Leadership in the U.S. Catholic Church
A conference sponsored by The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
  October 27, 2006
Autism and Advocacy: A Conference of Witness and Hope
A conference sponsored by The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
  October 22, 2004
One Church, Many Cultures: The Legacy of Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J.
A conference sponsored by the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, Fordham University; Co-sponsored by the New York Province, Society of Jesus, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham
  May 28, 2004
New Directions in American Catholic Studies
A conference sponsored by Fordham's Center for American Catholic Studies
  October 25, 2003
Urbanism and American Religion
A conference co-sponsored by Fordham's Department of Theology, American Studies Program, Center for American Catholic Studies and Urban Studies Program.
  May 24th, 2002
Anti-Catholicism Conference
A conference sponsored by Fordham's Center for American Catholic Studies.
  Various Dates
Fordham Campus Ministry
Homilies, Round Tables, Music for Fordham's Campus Ministry
  April 4, 2004
Into One Parish Life: National Parishes and Catholic Racial Politics at Mid-Century
The Dolores and Armand Massa Lecture Series, Gina Marie Pitti, Arizona State University
April 29, 2003
An Evening with Budd Schulberg
The Russo Lecture, Mr. Schulberg discussed the events that led to his writing ofthe screenplay On the Waterfront , a project that was inspired by his friendship with several New York Jesuit labor priests. Special Event Co-Sponsored with the Archbishop Hughes Institute for Religion and Culture
October 10, 2002
The Eliot School Rebellion
The Dolores and Armand Massa Lecture Series, The Eliot School Rebellion, Boston, 1859: Education, Slavery and the Nineteenth Century Catholic Revival, John T. McGreevy, University of Notre Dame
May 8, 2002
Culture or Counterculture: American Catholicism at the Crossroads
American Catholic Studies Lecture Series, Culture or Counterculture, American Catholicism at the Crossroads,James T. Fisher
Broadband Speed | Modem Speed

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