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This interdisciplinary seminar explores aspects of the relationship between Catholicism and the modern world and examines alternatives to standard narratives of secularization by drawing on recent work in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The seminar provides a forum for scholars to present and discuss the Catholic intellectual tradition in a modern academic setting.

Professor Pierre Force

Professor Lorenzo Polvani

Matt Mazewski

All seminars will continue to meet virtually through Fall 2021. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Meeting Schedule

09/22/2202 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
The State of Religion and Young People - Catholic Edition
Ellen Koneck, Springtide Research Institute

10/26/2021 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
Midrashic Verses from Emily Dickinson and Lucille Clifton
John Wargacki, Seton Hall University

12/01/2021 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
Socialism and the Pro-Life Movement
Nicole-Ann Lobo, Princeton University

01/25/2022 Location TBD
6:00 PM

Amy Hungerford, Columbia University

02/23/2022 Location TBD
6:00 PM

Bronwen McShea, The Augustine Institute and First Things

03/23/2022 Location TBD
6:00 PM

David Cloutier, Mount St. Mary's University

04/20/2022 Location TBD
6:00 PM

Angela Carmella, Seton Hall University