Past Quaestiones Disputatae

Past Quaestiones Disputatae

Better to Receive Than to Give: The Meaning of Trust in Religious and Catholic Thought
October 15, 2009
Fr. Joseph J. Godfrey, S. J., Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s University. Panel presentation and discussion. William George, Ph.D. from Dominican University will be the presentation respondent.

Zakat: Drawing Insights for Catholic Legal Thinking From Islamic Jurisprudence on Tax Theory and Economic Policy 
September 17, 2009
Dr. Russell Powell, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law.

Does Social Work Education ‘Prefer’ the Poor?
April 8, 2009
A luncheon presentation by and discussion with Julia Pryce and Michael Kelly, assistant professors in the School of Social Work.

Eugene O'Neill's Irish-Catholic Heritage and his Dramatic Art
March 26, 2009
Presentation and discussion with Peter Gilmour (Emeritus Faculty, Institute of Pastoral Studies), Michael Sparough, S.J. (Director, Charis Ministries), and Mark Bosco, S.J. (Assistant Professor, Departments of English and Theology).

The Roman Catholic Bishops' Treatment Model for Sexually Abusive Priests: The Triumph of Therapy over Theology
October 17, 2008
Dr. Nicholas P. Cafardi

How Not To Handle A Crisis: Roman Catholic Bishops and Pedophile Priests
October 16, 2008
Dr. Nicholas P. Cafardi with response by Justice Anne Burke

Religious Conversion and Philosophical Pragmatism: A Catholic Perspective
October 9, 2008
A Panel discussion with Donald Gelpi, S.J.

Mother Teresa’s Long Dark Night
April 1, 2008
Luncheon panel discussion with Fr. Bob Sprott, O.F.M. of Chicago’s St. Peter’s in the Loop Church and Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J., Director, Charis Ministries, Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. 

Pedro Arrupe: His Life and Legacy
March 27, 2008
Luncheon viewing of new film “Pedro Arrupe: His Life and Legacy”
Discussion with Kevin Burke, S.J. of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and Dan Hartnett, S.J., rector of the Loyola University Chicago Jesuit community

Homelessness:  A Material and Spiritual Crisis
November 8, 2007
Felicia Gaithers, St. Martin DePorres House of Hope, Joanne Cimbalo, St. Martin DePorres House of Hope, Jordan Skarr, Ignatian Spirituality Project, Georgia Machell, Interfaith House

Nature, Science, and Religion:  Is There Any Future for Natural Theology?
October 24, 2007
Dr. J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Princeton Theological Seminary, Dr. Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame, Dr. Michael Ruse, Florida State University, Jeremy Campbell, Author and former Washington correspondent for the London Evening Standard

My Life – And Faith – On Death Row
October 4, 2007
Juan Melendez

Just a Second Now! Who Tells a Clock When to Tick
March 30, 2007
(A Panel on the History, Physics, and Theology of What Clocks ‘Say’ When They Tell Time)
Dr. William Stoeger, S. J., Astrophysicist, Vatican Observatory, Dr. Dennis McCarthy, Director, Directorate of Time, U.S. Naval Observatory, Dr. John McCarthy, Dept. of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

Acting on Faith
March 14, 2007
Neil Giuntoli, Hollywood Film Actor, Dr. Ann M. Shanahan, Dept. of Theatre, Loyola University Chicago, Michael J. Sparough, S. J., Charis Ministries, Loyola University Chicago, Sandra Kaufmann, Dept. of Theatre, Loyola University Chicago

Immigration: Testing a State’s Moral Boundary
March 14, 2007
Donna M. Adler, J.D., Ph.D., Adler Law, L.L.C. and Dept. of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, Alejandro Olayo, S.J., MSW, Jesuit First Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago, Elena Segura, Office for Peace and Justice, Archdiocese of Chicago
Fred Tsao, Policy Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights