Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies Speakers

FCCS Speakers

To support the mission of the college, the Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies sponsors or co-sponsors speakers; conferences; colloquia; and theatrical, musical, and fine arts events.

2017

“Just Water: Hydrology, Theology and Laudato Sí”
Christiana Z. Peppard, Ph.D., Fordham University
March 20, 2017
 
“Prophetic Citizenship”
Stephen J. Pope, Ph.D., Boston College
February 27, 2017

2016

“Religious Liberty: Fundamental Right or a Nuisance”
Vincent M. Bonventre, Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School 
September 21, 2016
Co-sponsored with the Pre-Law Program

2015

"Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears"
Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Fordham University
April 23, 2015

"Caring for Planet Home: The Vision of Laudato Sí”
Daniel P. Scheid, Ph.D., Duquesne University
Peter Ellard, Ph.D., Merrimack College
Ryan P. McLaughlin, Ph.D., Siena College
November 4, 2015
 
 

2014

"Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Sprituality and Mental Illness"
Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D.
March 27, 2014
 
"Pope Francis: The People's Pope?  A Look Back at his First Year"
Father Kevin Mullen, '75, O.F.M., Ph.D.
Tom Dickens, Ph.D.
February 12, 2014
 

2013

"Social Justice, Lay Leadership and Interfaith Dialogue: An Academic Symposium in Honor of Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, D.D."
Archbishop Harry J. Flynn
Father Kenneth R. Himes '71, O.F.M., Ph.D.
Diana L. Hayes, Ph.D., J.D., S.T.D.
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Hohl
October 29, 2013
 

2012

"Conscience Under Pressure: Being Faithful Citizens in an Imperfect World"
Dr. Peter Steinfels, Fordham University
October 25, 2012
 
 

2010

"The Good That Business Does"
Dr. Robert G. Kennedy, University of St. Thomas
November 10, 2010:
 
"The Life and Legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman"
Sr. Charlene Smith
April 15, 2010
 

2009

"From Just War and Pacifism to Peacebuilding"
Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm, Sarazen 243
 

2008

"Hope Against Hope: The Ethics of Social Reconciliation"
William R. O'Neill, S.J., Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Thursday, March 27, 2008
 

2007

"Evolution and Faith: What is at Stake?"
Dr. John Haught, Georgetown University
Thursday April 12, 2007
 
"Catholics and Civil Rights"
Dr. Paul Murray and James Owens
March 29, 2007
 

2006

"Reflecting on America as a Single Entity: US Latinos and the Future of American Catholicism"
Dr. Roberto S. Goizueta, Boston College
Thursday April 6, 2006
 
"Rethinking Poverty: Assets, Poverty, and Catholic Social Thought"
Dr. James P. Bailey, Duquesne University
April 20, 2006
 

2005

"Ballots, Believers, and Bishops: New Questions about Catholicism and Public Life"
Peter Steinfels, Fordham University
Thursday April 28, 2005