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One Church, Many Cultures:
The Legacy of Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J.

October 22, 2004

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, Fordham.

In a tribute to Father Fitzpatrick delivered shortly after his death in 1995, the sociologist Kenneth Westhues explained that the Jesuit sociologist explored “the interplay between knowledge and practice, thought and action, values and facts…he did not at all fit the bill of a specialist in the sociology of ethnicity or religion, as understood in the professional mainstream. His conception of sociology, and of himself as a sociologist, remained rooted in the older, activist, Catholic tradition.”

Our conference examined and celebrated this tradition through exploration of Father Fitzpatrick's scholarly, pastoral and activist work and its implications for the present.


James T. Fisher

Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, Fordham

The Irishman Who Went Up to Rose Hill Campus
and Came Down as the Puerto Rican Man of the Year

Dr. Ana Maria Diaz Stevens

Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary

Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J.: Public Intellectual and Innovator in U.S. Latino Catholicism
Dr. Timothy Matovina

Director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame

Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J.

President, Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, California

Joseph P. Fitzpatrick's Ignatian Vision of Urban Ministry
Rev. John Coleman, S.J.

Part I and Part II

Cassassa Professor of Social Values, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. James Kelly

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University

Dr. David J. O'Brien

Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies, College of the Holy Cross


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