Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 27, 2015

Roundtable Discussion: Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of U.S.History

Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Join co-editors Kathleen Sprows Cummings (director of the Cushwa Center and associate professor in the Department of American Studies) and Scott Appleby (dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs) as they discussCatholics in the American Century

Lecture: “The Ellis-McAvoy Era: The Writing of American Catholic History Comes of Age at Mid-Century.”

Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Lecture: “The Ellis-McAvoy Era: The Writing of American Catholic History Comes of Age at Mid-Century.”
Philip Gleason, Notre Dame professor emeritus of history, will present a public plenary address to the American Catholic Historical Association during its spring meeting. Gleason, who taught in Notre Dame's history department for more than three and a half decades, is author of Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the 20th Century

Mon Apr 6, 2015

Lecture: Is the Brain Dead Patient Really Dead?

Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., is a faculty candidate for a joint position in Moral Theology / Christian Ethics in the Departments of Theology and Biology. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.E.) in  Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. He was ordained a priest in May of 2004 and completed his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Moral Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, the following year. He is scheduled to defend a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) in 2015. Fr. Austriaco currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biology and an Instructor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press.…

Tue Apr 7, 2015

It's a Girl- documentary presented by Reggie Littlejohn

Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

The Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives welcomes Reggie Littlejohn who will screen the documentary, "It's a Girl!" onTuesday, April 7 at 2:00pm in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. Ms. Littlejohn is the founder of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition dedicated to opposing forced abortion, gender-selective abortion, and sexual slavery in China. She was also instrumental in the


Location: Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall

The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will offer Vespers on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:15pm in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall. All are welcome.
The Angelus is prayed Monday - Friday at noon in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall. All are welcome.

Human Dignity Lecture, Spring 2015

Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

The Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives presents the Human Dignity Lecture, Spring 2015. The speaker is Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng who will talk on  “Interpreting Reform: Human Dignity & Human Rights in Contemporary China.”  This lecture will take place on April 7 at 7:30pm in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.…

Sat Apr 11, 2015

Seminar in American Religion

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center / McKenna Hall

Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke University Divinity School, will discuss his new book, America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (Belknap Press, 2014).

Commentators for the seminar are Richard Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University, and Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.…

Mon Apr 13, 2015

Screening: Mothers of Bedford

Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

The Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives welcomes filmmaker Jenifer McShane to Notre Dame to screen her film, "Mothers of Bedford" and offer commentary on its central themes. The documentary follows five women serving prison sentences in Bedford Hills, the maximum security women's prison in New York. Profiling the joys and struggles of Melissa, Tanika, Mona, Rosa, and Anneathia, McShane highlights the challenges and the beauty of the mother-child relationship. The film screening will take place 

Thu Apr 23, 2015

Lecture: "The Church and Islam 50 Years after Nostra Aetate"

Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald: "The Church and Islam 50 Years after Nostra Aetate"

April 23, 2015, 5-6pm

Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium 

University of Notre Dame

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald is a member of the Society of Missionaries of Africa and was the papal nuncio to Egypt and delegate to the Arab League from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. He is considered one of the Roman Catholic Church’s leading experts on Islam. Previously, he had been secretary (1987-2002) and then president (2002-2006) of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID); he was ordained bishop in 1991 and archbishop in 2002 upon his appointment as PCID president. He has also taught at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies and at the University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda. He studied Arabic at the University of London and has long been a strong advocate of interreligious dialogue.

Fri Apr 24, 2015

Senior Thesis Celebration

Location: O'Shaughnessy Great Hall

Dean McGreevy would like to celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Letters by hosting a reception for students who have completed a senior thesis project, as well as their thesis directors or mentors.

Originally published at al.nd.edu

Mon Apr 27, 2015

Sat May 9, 2015

Fri May 15, 2015

Theology Major Commencement Reception

Location: Anderson Residence

Graduating Seniors and their families are invited to attend a celebratory reception with Theology faculty members. See e-vite for directions and details.…

Mon Jun 22, 2015

2015 Marten Program Conference: "What We Have Heard and Seen" Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

“‘What We Have Seen and Heard’: Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World”
A Conference in Celebration of the 50th Anniversaries of Gaudium et Spes, Apostolicam Actuositatem and Ad Gentes
June 22-24, 2015, at the Notre Dame Conference Center
Speakers will include Archbishop Joseph Tobin, Max Johnson, Zeni Fox, Ed Hahnenberg, Matt Ashley, John Cavadini, Ann Astell, Michael Downey, Wendy Wright, Tim Matovina, Paul Janowiak, Kristin Colberg, Don Cozzens, Steve Bevans, Elizabeth Groppe, Oliver Williams, Jack Jezreel Peter-John Pearson, and Anna Carter Florence.

Fri Jul 31, 2015

Thu Sep 10, 2015

Finding Beauty in the Other: Inaugural World Religions World Church Conference

Location: University of Notre Dame Conference Center

Finding Beauty in the Other
Inaugural World Religions World Church Conference

University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology
September 10-12, 2015
In his apostolic exhortation Evagelii Gaudium Pope Francis encourages Christians to foster “a 
renewed esteem for beauty as a means of touching the human heart.” Convinced that beauty is …