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  • 02/18/2021 10:17 AM | Anonymous


  • 02/11/2021 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    As the CTSA celebrates is 75th year, please take a moment to comment, reflect, and/or post pictures from conventions past.

  • 01/21/2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Remembering longstanding member Robert M. Doran, S.J.   

    May he rest in peace.

    Robert M. Doran

    CTSA Proceedings:
    View of Nature and Method of Theology

    Brief biography on Bernard Longergan, S.J. (1904-1984)

    Marquette.edu

    https://www.marquette.edu/theology/directory/robert-doran.php

  • 01/11/2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    February 2021

    Delio, Ilia, The Hours of the Universe ( Orbis Press, February 2021).

    Diaz, Miguel, ed., The Word Became Culture ( Orbis Press, February 2021).

    Rausch, S.J., Thomas, Global Catholicism ( Orbis Press, February 2021).

    January 2021

    O'Neill, S.J., William R., Reimagining Human Rights: Religion and the Common Good (Georgetown U.P., January 2021).


  • 12/16/2020 8:31 PM | Quentin Wodon

    Please join us at a webinar co-organized by Lumen Christi and several other organizations on January 19, 2021 at 11 am EST. Registration is at https://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2021/01/beyond-test-scores.

    Abstract: Catholic schools and universities aim to educate the whole person. Beyond strong academics, they aim to educate towards fraternal humanism. Do we have any evidence that they succeed? Based on recent research for the United States conducted under the new collaborative Global Catholic Education project (www.GlobalCatholicEducation.org), including a set of papers prepared for a special issue of the Journal of Catholic Education, this webinar will explore this question. Topics to be considered include (1) whether parents sending children to Catholic schools have different priorities for what children should learn in school than other parents; (2) whether students in Catholic schools exhibit self-discipline; (3) whether different stakeholders have different worldviews for Catholic schools; (4) whether there is less violence in Catholic schools than in other schools; (5) whether going to Catholic schools is associated with particular patterns of family formation later in life; and (6) more generally, what is meant by a Catholic identity. While the discussion will focus in large part on schools, implications for Catholic universities will also be discussed. After a presentation summarizing findings from recent research, panelists will share their views on how Catholic schools and universities could rely on these and other research findings to improve the education they provide "beyond test scores". 

  • 12/13/2020 9:38 PM | Quentin Wodon

    Catholic schools are essential for the mission of the Church. To support Catholic schools and universities worldwide, we just launched a new website at www.GlobalCatholicEducation.org with the support of the four major internaional organizations representing Catholic education in international fora (OIEC, IFCU, OMAEC, and UMEC-WUCT). 

    The mission of the website is to inform and connect Catholic educators globally. It provides them with data, analysis, opportunities to learn, and other resources to help them fulfill their mission with a particular focus on the preferential option for the poor. The website also includes a blog that provides once a week short posts with links to resources that may be useful to Cathlic educators.

    If you would like to be involved in this initative, please contact us at GlobalCatholicEducation@gmail.com. This is a volunteer-led initiative and we can benefit from all the help we can get. Thank you!

  • 12/07/2020 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    Nathaniel Marx, Authentic Liturgy: Minds in Tune with Voices (Liturgical Press, Nov. 2020). 

  • 11/19/2020 12:33 PM | Anonymous


    In October, Bloomsburgy Digital Resources launched its Library of Catholic Thought, a new module and part of our Theology & Religion Online research hub.   Library of Catholic Thought covers nearly two millennia of global Catholic thought, tradition, and culture, and explores scholarship from the Church Fathers to the present day.  It also includes The New Jerome Biblical Commentary: Second Revised Edition, which is digitally exclusive to Library of Catholic Thought. 

    LibraryOfCatholicThought.pdf

  • 11/14/2020 4:00 PM | Maria-Pilar Aquino (Administrator)

    The Edmundite Graduate Fellows Program for African American Scholars

    Named in honor of the College’s founding Catholic order, the Edmundites, who began ministering with African Americans in Selma, Alabama, in the 1930s.  Edmundites have continued to work in solidarity with African Americans in the South to this day, committing resources to providing direct assistance to the poor of Alabama but more importantly working with the African American community in the Selma environs in the development of skills and the creation of jobs in some of the poorest counties of the United States.  The commitment of Edmundites to the work of racial justice finds its expression at Saint Michael’s College through Edmundites working at the college to end racism on campus and to promote a student body and faculty that is diverse and values and diversity.

    This teaching fellows program seeks to attract African American scholars to complete their doctoral studies at Saint Michael’s College, thereby advancing the rich tradition and history of the Edmundites and the College serving underrepresented communities and scholars. It will also serve to enrich the Saint Michael’s community and student learning by bringing important research, perspectives, and voices to our campus and our classrooms.

    A community committed to inclusion

    As a small liberal arts institution in one of the least diverse states in the country, Saint Michael’s College is (continuously) challenged by a lack of diversity among its student body, staff and its faculty. A diverse faculty benefits the entire community and enriches the learning that takes place in and out of the classroom by introducing important underrepresented voices and different perspectives. Indeed, it is the obligation of a quality liberal arts institution to include those perspectives and voices as part of the educational experience.

    In order to encourage scholars to consider Saint Michael’s College as a place to live and work to complete their important doctoral work, the College is offering the Edmundite Graduate Fellows Program for African American Scholars. This program will offer scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work, and who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D. a welcoming community to begin their careers, a stipend of $20,000, housing, health benefits, and up to $3,000 toward relocation expenses. The academic areas where the fellows program is being awarded are: all disciplines considered.

    Requirements

    Fellows accepted to the program will be expected to teach one class and host one lecture each semester, usually in the fellow's general research area. Saint Michael’s College assumes that the fellow will participate in the intellectual life of his/her home department, as well as in the broader cultural life of the College. Our primary expectation, however, and the main focus of this fellowship, is the completion of the dissertation.

    For more information contact:

    Margaret Bass, PhD

    Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
    mbass@smcvt.edu

    smcvt.edu/edmundite-graduate-fellows-program

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