Catholicism and Liberal Arts and Sciences Subject of Center for Spirituality Presents Lecture Series

Media contact:
Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary's College
(574) 284-4579

August 20, 2014 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — The Center for Spirituality (CFS) at Saint Mary’s College proudly announces the Fall 2014 Endowed Lecture Series titled Unitas, Veritas, Caritas: Catholicism and the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The series is an exploration of the relationship of faith and reason across the disciplines with particular attention to Catholicism's profession that God is love (1 John 4:16). The scholars speaking in this series have degrees in both theology and a second discipline and are uniquely qualified to lead this interdisciplinary exploration. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
What Difference Does Caritas Make?  A Conversation between Economics and Catholic Social Thought on the Nature of the Human Person

Mary Hirschfeld, PhD
Assistant Professor, Economics and Theology
Department of Humanities
Villanova University 

Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Catholicism, Caritas and the Vocation of the Health Care Professional

Marie T. Hilliard, JCL, PhD, RN
Director of Bioethics and Public Policy
The National Catholic Bioethics Center 

Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Tracing Common Ground in Biology and Theology: Caritas and the Drama of Kinship

Celia Deane-Drummond, PhD
Professor of Theology with a concurrent appointment in the College of Science
University of Notre Dame 

Every year CFS invites world-renowned scholars to Saint Mary’s College to share their wisdom on contemporary religious issues, and to address broader issues of how faith and reason interact. The Saint Mary’s College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund sponsors the lectures. Click for more information on CFS and the lectures, please call (574) 284-4636.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. The College’s single-gender environment has been proven, in study after study, to foster confidence, ethical leadership, and strong academic success. Saint Mary's College ranks 76 among the 248 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2014 published by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College’s mission is to educate women and prepare them for postgraduate success whether it’s a first job, graduate school, or postgraduate service.