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Reflections on the COVID-19 vaccines from priest and microbiologist, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco OP, courtesy of our friends a...
01/15/2021
Church Life Journal

Reflections on the COVID-19 vaccines from priest and microbiologist, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco OP, courtesy of our friends at the McGrath Institute for Church Life - University of Notre Dame

Over the past several months, I have received numerous inquiries about my views on the COVID-19 vaccines. I have been very busy with COVID-19 pandemic management in the Philippines so I have not had much time to respond to them. However, as vaccination campaigns ramp up around the world, I think that it is time for me to do give some answers. . .
--Fr. Nicanor Austriaco OP

Today, on #AlasdairMacIntyre’s 92nd birthday, we are sharing a conversation #FromtheArchives between the accomplished ph...
01/12/2021

Today, on #AlasdairMacIntyre’s 92nd birthday, we are sharing a conversation #FromtheArchives between the accomplished philosopher and Jonathan Lear on Irony and Humanity, which we helped to present in 2012.

Read here: https://buff.ly/39u4Tem // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #institute #throwback #archives #conversations #macintyre

How do we measure the contributions of Catholic schools and universities?Join us in 1 WEEK (Jan 19 at 10am CST) as we in...
01/12/2021

How do we measure the contributions of Catholic schools and universities?

Join us in 1 WEEK (Jan 19 at 10am CST) as we invite Quentin Wodon to present research on Catholic education. Panelists include @nceakpmears, Andrew Miller, & @deuhlig.

Sign up at https://buff.ly/3hOrLJA

We are LIVE on YouTube! Join us as Professor Bronwen McShea speaks on the lives and work of St. Louise de Marillac and S...
01/07/2021
Partners in Charity: St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul

We are LIVE on YouTube! Join us as Professor Bronwen McShea speaks on the lives and work of St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul.

A lecture by Professor Bronwen McShea (Augustine Institute / Institute for Religion and Public Life). This event is co-presented with the Bollandist Society....

TODAY at 5pm CST, we are hosting a webinar lecture with Professor @bronwenmcshea on the lives and legacies of Louise de ...
01/07/2021

TODAY at 5pm CST, we are hosting a webinar lecture with Professor @bronwenmcshea on the lives and legacies of Louise de Marillac and Vincent de Paul, a pair of saints who transformed Christian life in 17th century France and beyond.

Register here: https://buff.ly/3rG9QJv

St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul were partners in charity. Their holy friendship has left behind an import...
01/06/2021

St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul were partners in charity. Their holy friendship has left behind an important legacy. Join us TOMORROW (Thursday, January 7th) at 5pm CST as we invite @bronwenmcshea to speak on two major saints of French Catholicism's golden age. Register here: https://buff.ly/3rG9QJv

(Co-Presented with the Bollandist Society)

St. Louise de Marillac & St. Vincent de Paul were partners in charity during French Catholicism's 17th c. golden age, an...
12/31/2020

St. Louise de Marillac & St. Vincent de Paul were partners in charity during French Catholicism's 17th c. golden age, and left a lasting impact on the Catholic world in the founding of the Daughters of Charity. Join us on Thursday, Jan 7, for a lecture by Bronwen McShea on the lives and legacies of these two saints.

Co-presented with the Bollandist Society ( Saints, Legends, Devotions - Société des Bollandistes - since 1607 )

https://buff.ly/3rG9QJv

Tomorrow is the last day to make a gift in 2020! Visit our webpage to donate and help us continue to bring the riches of...
12/30/2020

Tomorrow is the last day to make a gift in 2020! Visit our webpage to donate and help us continue to bring the riches of the Catholic Intellectual tradition to students and faculty at the University of Chicago and across the country. https://buff.ly/2KM4v2c

We are pleased to cosponsor "Laudato Si at 5 Years - Towards an Ecology of Culture," presented by the Collegium Institut...
12/30/2020
Laudato Si at 5 Years: Towards an Ecology of Culture

We are pleased to cosponsor "Laudato Si at 5 Years - Towards an Ecology of Culture," presented by the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture & the Pontifical Council for Culture. Mark your calendars for Jan 11 at 4pm CST (5pm EST)!

Register here: https://buff.ly/3pzCudf

Join the Collegium Institute & The Pontifical Council for Culture as we reflect on Pope Francis' vision in his encyclical, Laudato Si.

The latest from our frequent partner at the McGrath Institute, Chris Baglow, touching on the Incarnation, genealogies, a...
12/22/2020
Mathematics and the Mystery of the Incarnation

The latest from our frequent partner at the McGrath Institute, Chris Baglow, touching on the Incarnation, genealogies, and the geometries of the rose window at Chartres.

Christopher Baglow on writing Christmas with crooked lines. 

Is there really a "Catholic vote"? Join us tomorrow, 12/16, at 5:00 PM CST for a panel on the relationship between relig...
12/15/2020

Is there really a "Catholic vote"?

Join us tomorrow, 12/16, at 5:00 PM CST for a panel on the relationship between religion, polls, & elections w/ Kenneth Woodward (LCI writer-in-residence), Peter Wehner (Ethics and Public Policy Center) & William McCready (Univ. of Michigan), moderated by Joseph Capizzi (Catholic University of America).

Register at https://www.lumenchristi.org/catholic-vote

Cosponsored by the The Institute for Human Ecology
& America Media (America Magazine - The Jesuit Review)

Today, December 14th, marks the Feast of St. John of the Cross. We invite you to revisit a lecture from the LCI archives...
12/14/2020

Today, December 14th, marks the Feast of St. John of the Cross. We invite you to revisit a lecture from the LCI archives by Dr. Keith J. Egan (@saintmaryscollege @notredame ) on St. John of the Cross' mystic poetry. You can watch the video here: https://buff.ly/3gLni9S //

#lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #institute #video #recording #lecture #feastday #feast #johnofthecross #stjohnofthecross #saintjohnofthecross #saint #saints #catholicsaint #catholicsaints #catholicism #catholic #catholicchurch #archive

Is there a Catholic vote? An Evangelical vote? Join us one week from today, Wednesday December 16th at 5pm CT for a conv...
12/09/2020

Is there a Catholic vote? An Evangelical vote? Join us one week from today, Wednesday December 16th at 5pm CT for a conversation at the intersection of electoral politics and religion.

Feat. Peter Wehner, Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; William McCready, visiting scholar at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research; and Kenneth Woodward, LCI writer-in-residence.

Register here: https://buff.ly/3guLSLX

Ethics and Public Policy Center , University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR)

Join us NEXT WEEK 12/9 @ 7pm CST for "A Catholic Life in the Secular University" w/ Dennis O'Brien, President Emeritus o...
12/04/2020

Join us NEXT WEEK 12/9 @ 7pm CST for "A Catholic Life in the Secular University" w/ Dennis O'Brien, President Emeritus of @URochester and @BucknellU & @NorthWesternU's Mark Alznauer.

Co-sponsored by @commonwealmagazine & Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern

Register here: https://buff.ly/3luih7l // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #online #event #university #highereducation #catholic #catholicism #catholiceducation #conversation #dialogue #academic #academiclife #intellectual #intellectualtradition

12/04/2020
Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Insights from Catholic Social Thought and Economics

We are live on YouTube! Join the live feed for "Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Insights from Catholic Social Thought and Economics".

Catholic Charities USA , Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns

A conversation with theologian, Margaret Pfeil (University of Notre Dame), and of economists Bruce Weber (Oregon State), and Craig Gundersen (University of I...

TOMORROW (12/3) at 7pm CST, Lumen Christi is hosting a panel on #FoodInsecurity in the US and what #CatholicSocialThough...
12/02/2020

TOMORROW (12/3) at 7pm CST, Lumen Christi is hosting a panel on #FoodInsecurity in the US and what #CatholicSocialThought can teach us about this important issue.

Register here: https://buff.ly/3lFblnS

Cosponsored by Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, & Catholic Charities USA

We are live on YouTube with Fr. Sam Conedera, S.J. Join us as Fr. Conedera speaks on the lives of the martyrs of England...
12/02/2020
Friends in Heaven: Edmund Campion and the Martyrs of England & Wales

We are live on YouTube with Fr. Sam Conedera, S.J.

Join us as Fr. Conedera speaks on the lives of the martyrs of England and Wales, including Saint Edmund Campion, whose feast we celebrate today!

A lecture by Fr. Sam Conedera, S.J. (Saint Louis University). This event is co-presented with the Bollandist Society and America Media, "The expense is recko...

Help us continue making the Catholic intellectual tradition a vital part of the contemporary university. Make a tax-dedu...
12/01/2020

Help us continue making the Catholic intellectual tradition a vital part of the contemporary university.

Make a tax-deductible donation to Lumen Christi this #GivingTuesday: https://buff.ly/2KM4v2c

Do you believe it is important to keep Catholic thought alive in the contemporary university? Today is #GivingTuesday! Y...
12/01/2020

Do you believe it is important to keep Catholic thought alive in the contemporary university?

Today is #GivingTuesday!

Your gift will help us bring the light of Christ to students and faculty at the University of Chicago, across the nation, and throughout the world Click here: https://buff.ly/2KM4v2c // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #givingtuesday #giving #give #donate #highereducation #university #catholic #catholicism #catholicthought

Millions of Americans are food insecure. What does #CatholicSocialThought say about our responsibility for this pressing...
11/30/2020

Millions of Americans are food insecure. What does #CatholicSocialThought say about our responsibility for this pressing issue?

Our upcoming panel on #FoodInsecurity in the US is now open for registration. We hope you'll join us this Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm CDT.

Register here: https://buff.ly/3lFblnS

Today, as we give thanks over a celebratory meal, we call to mind those who go without. Tens of millions of Americans ex...
11/26/2020

Today, as we give thanks over a celebratory meal, we call to mind those who go without. Tens of millions of Americans experience food insecurity, which has only worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to join us one week from today, on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 7pm CT, for a panel discussion on food insecurity in the context of Catholic Social Thought. You can register to join us here: https://buff.ly/3lFblnS.

We also hope you and your loved ones will pray for relief to food insecurity, and hold in your thoughts those who are sick, without shelter, or unable to be with loved ones today. // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #online #panel #event #conversation #discussion #catholic #catholicism #socialteaching #socialthought #catholicsocialteaching #catholicsocialthought #food #foodinsecurity

What can we learn from the lives of the saints of England and Wales? Join us one week from today, Tuesday the 1st at 7pm...
11/24/2020

What can we learn from the lives of the saints of England and Wales?

Join us one week from today, Tuesday the 1st at 7pm CST for a presentation by Fr. Sam Conedera, S.J., assistant professor at @SLU_Official.

Register through our website: https://buff.ly/35QAG8E (Co-sponsored by the Bollandist Society) // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #institute #catholic #catholicism #online #lecture #event #saint #saints #england #English #Wales #welsh #christian #christianity

Join us on December 3 for a discussion of food insecurity in the context of Catholic Social Thought. Millions of America...
11/17/2020

Join us on December 3 for a discussion of food insecurity in the context of Catholic Social Thought. Millions of American households are not able to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. The rates of food insecurity are predicted to rise by almost 50% this year due to COVID-19. How do we manage this growing crisis?

REGISTER HERE: http://lumenchristi.org/food-insecurity

with America Magazine - The Jesuit Review Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization Catholic Charities USA USCCB Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities - LEO - at Notre Dame

RE-SCHEDULED for Wednesday, December 9th, 7 PM CST / 8 PM EST---As the Catholic president of University of Rochester & B...
11/16/2020

RE-SCHEDULED for Wednesday, December 9th, 7 PM CST / 8 PM EST
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As the Catholic president of University of Rochester & BucknellU, George Dennis O’Brien was a trailblazer. Join us on 12/9 at 7pm CST for a conversation with O'Brien and Northwestern University prof Mark Alznauer on Catholic life in the secular university.

Cosponsored by Commonweal Magazine and Sheil Catholic Center

Register at www.lumenchristi.org/OBrien

LIVE NOW: Journalist John Allen of Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse  on the Church's challenges in the face of COVID-19.C...
11/14/2020
COVID-19 and the Worldwide Church

LIVE NOW: Journalist John Allen of Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse on the Church's challenges in the face of COVID-19.

Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture St. Paul's Catholic Student Center Saint Benedict Institute

The pandemic of 2020 has disrupted the sacraments and public worship, scattered communities, and put local churches into new, sometimes strained, relationshi...

The pandemic has disrupted the sacraments & public worship, scattered communities, & put churches into new, sometimes st...
11/14/2020
COVID-19 and the Worldwide Church

The pandemic has disrupted the sacraments & public worship, scattered communities, & put churches into new, sometimes strained, relationships with civil authorities.

Today at 3pm CST, John L, Allen, Jr. of Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse will speak on what it all means for the Church.

with St. Paul's Catholic Student Center Saint Benedict Institute Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture

https://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2020/11/covid-19-worldwide-church

The Lumen Christi Institute brings together thoughtful Catholics and others interested in the Catholic tradition and makes available the wisdom of the Catholic spiritual, intellectual, and cultural heritage.

What does the #pandemic mean for the Church? Tomorrow at 3pm CST, John L. Allen Jr, of Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse a...
11/13/2020

What does the #pandemic mean for the Church?

Tomorrow at 3pm CST, John L. Allen Jr, of Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse addresses this question in his online lecture, "COVID-19 and the Worldwide Church", organized with the Harvard Catholic Forum (Harvard Catholic Center).

Co-sponsored by Saint Benedict Institute, Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, Institute for Faith and Culture St. Paul's Catholic Student Center, and the Nova Forum ( USC Caruso Catholic Center).

Register here: www.lumenchristi.org/worldwide-church

EDIT: this event has been re-scheduled to Wednesday, December 9th, at 7 PM CST---As the Catholic president of University...
11/13/2020

EDIT: this event has been re-scheduled to Wednesday, December 9th, at 7 PM CST

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As the Catholic president of University of Rochester & BucknellU, George Dennis O’Brien was a trailblazer. Join us on 11/18 at 7pm CST for a conversation with O'Brien and Northwestern University prof Mark Alznauer on Catholic life in the secular university. Cosponsored by Commonweal Magazine and Sheil Catholic Center

Register at www.lumenchristi.org/OBrien

TONIGHT (11/12) at 7pm CT, we return to our September series with a culminating lecture from The Most Reverend Borys Gud...
11/12/2020

TONIGHT (11/12) at 7pm CT, we return to our September series with a culminating lecture from The Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Metropolitan Gudziak has spent his life committed to Catholic education, and tonight he will offer a pastoral perspective on the Eastern Catholic theological voice, born from the depths of his experiences in both academic and pastoral life. Visit our website to register: https://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2020/11/Quo-Vadis-Eastern-Catholic-Theology // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #institute #online #lecture #catholic #ukrainiancatholic #easterncatholic #romancatholic #catholicism #christian #christianity #theology #philosophy #pastoral #spiritual #academic #academia #academics #spirituality #ukrainiangreekcatholic #archbishop #metropolitan #series

We are now LIVE on YouTube. Join us for a conversation with Zena Hitz and Jared Ortiz -- "Thinking Inside and Outside th...
11/10/2020
Thinking Inside and Outside the University: Zena Hitz on the Inner Life

We are now LIVE on YouTube. Join us for a conversation with Zena Hitz and Jared Ortiz -- "Thinking Inside and Outside the University: Zena Hitz on the Inner Life"

A conversation with Professors Zena Hitz (St. John's College) and Jared Ortiz (Hope College). Cosponsored by the St. Benedict Institute --- In a world where ...

Lumen Christi is pleased to be cosponsoring the next #StenoLecture from the McGrath Institute for Church Life - Universi...
11/10/2020

Lumen Christi is pleased to be cosponsoring the next #StenoLecture from the McGrath Institute for Church Life - University of Notre Dame, “Extraterrestrial Life: The Science and the Theology,” featuring Professor Jonathan Lunine, Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, and Dr. Chris Baglow, Director of the Science and Religion Initiative at McGrath. We hope you’ll tune in at 1:30pm CT this Saturday, November 14th. You can register through the McGrath website here: https://notredame.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcumopzwrHd3dU_XSSwF4WKd3paZckBP_ (Cosponsored by Society of Catholic Scientists and the Harvard Catholic Forum) // #lci #lumenchristi #lumenchristiinstitute #institute #mcgrath #mcgrathinstitute #notredame #nd #online #lecture #extraterrestrials #ET #alien #aliens #extraterrestrial #physics #astrophysics #space #science #religion #scienceandreligion #christian #christianity #catholic #catholicism #catholicchurch #church

Starting in an hour and a half! Don’t miss this conversation with Zena Hitz, author of “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Plea...
11/10/2020

Starting in an hour and a half! Don’t miss this conversation with Zena Hitz, author of “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life,” and Jared Ortiz of the Saint Benedict Institute. Click the link below to register:

What is wisdom? How do we appreciate what we can't quantify? How should we value the humanities?
Join us at 5 PM CT on Tuesday, Nov. 10th for a conversation between Jared Ortiz, Executive Director of the Saint Benedict Institute, and Zena Hitz, founder of The Catherine Project and author of "Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life.” Register at www.lumenchristi.org/inner-life // #lci #lumenchristiinstitute #lumenchristi #online #conversation #event #webinar #philisophy #intellect #intellectual #intellectuallife #newbook #book #newrelease #humanities #university #innerlife

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