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Past Events: 2002-2003

FALL 2002

September 17, 2002
Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group discusses work in progress by Professor Mat Schmalz.

September 23, 2002
Hindu Goddesses and Mary the Mother of God - Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Professor of Comparative Theology, Boston College.

September 25, 2002
America's War on Terrorism - Professor Howard Zinn.

September 25, 2002
Human Embryos: Science, Ethics and the Cloning Debate - Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph. D.

September 30, 2002
Last Lecture Series - Larry Cahoone, Associate Professor of Philosophy.

October 4, 2002
The Moral and Spiritual Costs of a Culture of War - Bishop Thomas Gumbleton.

October 8, 2002
Forging New Perspectives in the Sex Abuse Crisis - William Fortier, Worcester Pastoral Counseling Center, with responses by Rabbi Seth Bernstein and Rev. Barbara Merritt.

October 18-20, 2002
Practicing Catholic: Body, Performance and Contestation in Catholic Faith - Conference.

October 22, 2002
Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920 - Lecture by James O'Toole and discussion by Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group.

October 24, 2002
The Fall of Yugoslavia and the War in Bosnia - Dr. Svetlana Broz, granddaughter of Josep Broz Tito, longtime ruler of Yugoslavia, and author of Good People in an Evil Time.

October 28, 2002
From Vatican II to the Next Papacy - A talk on the 40th anniversary of Vatican II by Robert Kaiser and John Allen.

November 5, 2002
Exploring Vocation: Five Responses to God's Call - Dialogue with five men and women who share their vocation stories to priesthood, religious life and other forms of ministry.

November 7, 2002
A Woman in Love - A one-woman performance by Cynthia Donnelly on the life of Catherine Doherty (founder of Friendship House and the Madonna House Apostolate).

November 12, 2002
Last Lecture Series - Vickie Langohr, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

November 13, 2002
Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group - Visiting Fellow Bruce Morrill, S.J. leads a discussion on the balance between practice and objectivity in Catholic studies.

November 20, 2002
Catholic Higher Education in the Reform Era: Indonesia after the Fall of Soeharto - Discussion by International Visiting Jesuit Fellow Fr. Paul Wiryono, S.J.

December 9, 2002
Over-Application of Pesticides and the Environmental Situation in Indonesia - Discussion by Fr. Paul Wiryono, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Fellow


January 22, 2003
AIDS in Africa and its Effect on Children: What Can We Do? - Ellen McCurley, '82, of The Pendulum Project.

January 27, 2003
Israel Today: Five Zionist Voices - Hannah Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; and four Holy Cross faculty - Daniel Bitran, Patricia Bizzell, Edward Isser, and Amy Wolfson. Part of the Kraft-Hiatt Lecture Series.

January 29-30, 2003
Restoring the Moral Integrity of the Church: the Response of Catholic Higher Education to the Current Crisis in the Church - Discussion by Catholic Common Ground Initiative at Holy Cross.

January 29, 2003
Responding to the Crisis of Integrity in the Church: What Should Catholic Colleges Do? - A public dialogue featuring Monika Hellwig, President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Matthew Clark '59, Bishop of Rochester, NY; Holy Cross President Michael C. McFarland, S.J.; David Gregory, Cardinal Newman Society; and Voice of the Faithful President Jim Post.

February 3, 2003
Abortion and the Law - Cathy Cleaver, an attorney and pro-life spokeswoman for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.

February 4, 2003
Transformative Hope for Hard Times: The Role of the Catholic University in a Civil Society - Flanagan Lecture: Dr. Mary Brabeck, dean, Lynch School of Education, Boston College.

February 10, 2003
Reception for new faculty.

February 12, 2003
Israel Today: Young People's Perspectives - Tsee'la Shmuely and Ayelet Handler, two young Israeli women living in Worcester, will meet with students to talk about Israeli life today from their perspectives.

February 18, 2003
The Love of Things Unseen: Catholic Prayer and the Moral Imagination in Twentieth Century United States - James McCartin '96, Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group.

February 19, 2003
Keeping the Faith in Late Life - Aging, Ethics and Spirituality Lecture Series by Susan A. Eisenhandler.

February 25, 2003
Sacred and Secular: What's This Composer Think He's Doing? - Music Department Colloquium with International Visiting Jesuit Fellow Fr. Christopher Willcock, S.J.

February 25, 2003
Last Lecture Series - Helen Whall, Associate Professor of English.

March 10, 2003
The University: Before, After, and Beyond - Dennis O'Brien, President Emeritus of the University of Rochester.

March 12, 2003
Newman and the Restoration of the Interpersonal in Higher Education - Rev. Michael Buckley, S.J., Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

March 13, 2003
Beyond Brokenness: Healing, Renewal and the Church series - Rev. Donald Cozzens, author of The Changing Face of the Priesthood and Sacred Silence.

March 15, 2003
War, Peace, and Conscientious Objection - A workshop on conscientious objection led by Brenna Cussen '00, Fr. Michael Baxter, C.S.C. and Tom Cornell of the Catholic Peace Fellowship.

March 17, 2003
Islam and Christianity in the 21st Century - Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University.

March 18, 2003
Whose History? - Spinoza's Critique of Religion as an Other 'Modernity' - Idit Dobbs Weinstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University.

March 20, 2003
Who Owns The Bible? -A Judaeo-Christian Argument with Jacob Neusner and Bruce D. Chilton of Bard College.

April 2, 2003
Beyond Brokenness: Healing, Renewal and the Church series - Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF.

April 8, 2003
Terrorism and War: Struggles with Apocalyptic Violence - Psychologist Robert Jay Lifton, Harvard Medical School, Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

April 8, 2003
Reading the Signs of the Times: Insights from Catholic Feminists - Beyond Brokenness: Healing, Renewal and the Church: Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University; Christine Gudorf, Florida International University; and MaryBeth Kearns Barrett, Holy Cross Chaplain.

April 8, 2003
Last Lecture Series - Rick Murphy, Professor of Religious Studies.

April 9, 2003
Media Coverage of the Crisis in the Church: Three Views - Walter Robinson, lead investigative reporter, Globe Spotlight Team, Boston Globe; Peter Steinfels, "Beliefs" columnist, The New York Times; and Joseph Bergantino ‘73, investigative reporter, WBZ-TV. Condé Nast Lectures on Media, Ethics and Values.

April 12, 2003
Zen Meditation - Rev. Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi.

April 23, 2003
Teaching Black Elk: Promise and Pitfalls of Cross-cultural Education - Rev. Raymond Bucko, S.J., an anthropologist from Creighton University

April 23, 2003
Human rights and slavery in the world today - Francis Bok, a one-time slave from Sudan.

April 24, 2003
Boston's Chinatown: A Legacy of Environmental Injustice - Professor Andrew Leong, College of Public & Community Service, University of Massachusetts/Boston.

April 24, 2003
Amnesty or Amnesia? Commemorations of the Great Irish Famine - Professor Margaret Kelleher, National University of Ireland.

April 30, 2003
The Eliot School Rebellion, Boston, 1859: Education, Slavery and the Nineteenth Century Catholic Revival - John McGreevey, University of Notre Dame.

April 30, 2003
Catholicism and American Freedom: A History - Notre Dame historian John McGreevey,
Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group.