Dominican University established the St. Catherine of Siena Center to bring faith and scholarship to the critical issues of church and society for the benefit of the university community, professional ministers and the wider community of faith. It is dedicated to examining and furthering the role of the Christian in today's world.
As we continue to celebrate the Jubilee Year of the Dominican Order, we examine the relationships that mark our existence in family, country, faith, and world. Our speakers will explore political, ecological, ecclesial, and familial relationships that shape our vision and lead us to the deepest truths of our lives. Join us as we learn from our experience as relational and interdependent members of a community of faith to create a more just and humane world.
Pope Francis’ pontificate has redefined the coordinates of modern Catholicism by identifying the Church as an inclusive and merciful “field hospital.” This lecture will analyze the spiritual and theological roots and the potentiality of Francis’ ecclesiology.
Pope Francis is beloved by many because he locates the heart of Christian faith in justice and care for the most vulnerable, including the very poor and the earth itself.
Fr. John Kartje, STD, PhD
Threading the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation are four critical themesthat unify God's action in the world, from creation through the Incarnation andup to Christ's promised second coming. Join us for a careful analysis of the scriptural themes (from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament) that unify the ancient history of Israel, the message of the prophets, the wisdom of the biblical sages, the narratives of the evangelists, and the life of the early Church itself.