Mission & Identity Events
Past Events

The Color of Christ and the Politics of Race in Twentieth-Century America

February 28, 2013

Presented by Edward J. Blum
Professor of History, San Diego State University

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Telling Herstory: Women religious in the American Catholic Past

March 1, 2011

Presented by Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Notre Dame.

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How Ursulines Overcame Nativism, Feminized Higher Education, and Helped Catholics Become Americans

A lecture by Scott Appleby

November 9, 2010

Scott Appleby is Professor of History and the John M. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. A historian who studies modern religions and their capacity for both violence and peacebuilding, Appleby is the author or editor of several books, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of three honorary doctorates.

This lecture is part of the Sr. Alice Gallin Lecture Series.

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Women & Spirit: The Ursulines and Catholic Sisters in America

A lecture by Sr. Karen Kennelly, CSJ

October 6, 2010

Sr. Karen Kennelly is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in History from the Catholic University of America. Her research interests include women in religion with a focus on Roman Catholic sisters in the United States and higher education.

The lecture was part of the Sr. Alice Gallin Lecture Series.

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Fool for Christ

Presented by Sarah Melici


April 27, 2010


An exploration of the life of Dorothy Day including her loves, her spirituality and her politics. This one-woman  performance introduces us to Dorothy, late in her life, when she is in jail, not for the first time, but it does become her last.  She was arrested for taking part in a picket line with striking farm workers in California. Dorothy becomes alive again as she is portrayed brilliantly by Sarah Melici. The audience is “visiting her in prison,” as she recalls other times in jail and relates highlights in the story of her life.

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A Celebration of the Life of Dorothy Day 
Presented by Robert Ellsberg 


March 23, 2010

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Madonnas at the Met
Presented by Leo O'Donovan, SJ


December 8, 2010

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Fall 2009 Faculty Panel on Caritas and Capitalism
Read the full presentations of Dr. Roblyn Robins and Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM cap

Follow The Women: Charting Paths to Economic Justice for All
Presented by Dr. Christine Firer Hinze 
Professor of Theology, Fordham University


October 22, 2009

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Issues of Catholic Social Justice
Presented by Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB


October 23, 2009

Read the full text of Cardinal Maradiaga's speech.
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