The 2018-2019 Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History is pleased to announce its year-long seminar series, Catholics and Catholicism in American Politics. This series brings together outstanding scholars to discuss how Catholics and Catholicism shaped twentieth-century politics at the local, state, and federal level.
In this new Church year and season of waiting, the Hank Center has double reason for anticipation: the imminent celebration of the birth of Christ, and our exciting Spring semester program! Stay tuned for the latter, and Happy Holidays!
The Hank Center was most pleased to welcome Micheal O'Siadhail, Irish poet of international renown, for the unveiling of his latest poetry collection, The Five Quintets. Acknowledging both Dante's Divine Comedy and T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, O'Siadhail offers a sweeping reflection on modernity on the cusp of the first-ever global century. Thank you to those who joined us for readings by and conversation with one of the literary titans of our age. Watch the video recording of this reading on the event page.
Given the recent revelations reported in the news, our panel of experts discussed what all this means. After initial comments, Q&A from the audience followed. Panelists: Justice Anne M. Burke, Dr. Jennifer Haselberger, and Dr. Richard Gaillardetz. October 11 from 7:00-8:30 PM in Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, WTC. Co-sponsored by the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage and the Institute for Pastoral Studies.
On April 18, 2018, CCIH welcomed Bishop Robert W. McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego, who delivered the second major lecture in honor of Cardinal Bernardin's legacy. The content of Bishop McElroy's speech resonated so deeply with the signs of the times that Commonweal magazine later published the lecture in full and invited three well-known authors to respond.