Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Upcoming Events

Romero Week: Love Must Win Out

Tuesday, March 24- 7:00pm IPJ Theatre

Kevin Clarke, senior editor of America  magazine, will speak on the Life and Legacy of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in honor of the 35th anniversary of Romero’s martyrdom. Clarke is the author of a recent biography of Archbishop Romero, Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out, published by Liturgical Press as part of their “People of God” series.

Clarke will be joined by panelists, Dr. Patricia Marquez, Dean of the School of Peace Studies, and Father Peter Gyves, SJ, Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in San Diego. This panel is particularly timely in light of the Vatican Commission’s recent designation of Archbishop Romero as a martyr for the faith, an important step on the way to sainthood.

Wednesday, March 25- 12:30pm Founders Faculty Lounge

Brown Bag Lunch with Kevin Clarke: Faculty and staff are invited to meet Kevin Clarke in an open discussion on Archbishop Romero and his legacy, as well related, contemporary topics.

The Mass for Peace on Wednesday March 25th will be offered in remembrance of Archbishop Romero. 9pm, Founders Chapel

Thursday, March 26- 5:30pm Salomon Hall

The documentary Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero will be shown, followed by a guided discussion. The film contains rare recordings and film footage including Romero’s moving last homily before he was murdered, calling for an end to killings by Salvadoran soldiers.

Event series sponsored by the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture and the Center for Christian Spirituality. All evening events are free of charge and open to the public.

To pre-register for any of the Romero Week Events please go to: https://sandiego.secure.force.com/events/targetx_eventsb__eventsplus_search?type=CCTC

Click here for a list of USD Library resources on Archbishop Romero

Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change

A part of USD's "Civil Rights Now" event series.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Executive Classroom, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

This film documents the role of Catholic Women Religious in the famed Selma March of 1965. The film claims that “never before in American history had vowed Catholic women made so public a political statement.”

 
Film will be followed by discussion including comment on the role of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. 
 
Event sponsored by the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture and the Center for Christian Spirituality.