Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Forthcoming Events

Prayer: Our Deepest Longing

Switgall Lecture

Prayer: Our Deepest Longing

Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, speaker, columnist and author.

Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 7pm

Shiley Theater, Camino Hall

Cost: $10 for the general public, and free for students, faculty, staff and administrators with valid ID.

Please click here to register.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) by Pope Francis

Would you like to read and discuss the latest apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis? This three-week brown bag lunch series will offer USD faculty and staff the opportunity to discuss The Joy of the Gospel in an informal setting. Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Catholic theologian in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, will facilitate the lunchtime conversation in a “book club” format. Pre-registration is required. If you register by February 7, you will receive a free copy of Evangelii Gaudium via campus mail in plenty of time to begin reading before our first session.

You can access the online version of the document and download a PDF by clicking here.

Friday, February 21 & Friday, February 28 & Thursday, March 6


Maher Hall, 253

Participation is open to all USD faculty and staff

To register, please email Justine Gonzales at  If you wish to receive a copy of Evangelii Gaudium, please email by February 7th including your name and campus address.

For additional resources on this topic, please visit the USD Catholic Social Thought page.