Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Religion and Public Life

Women’s Creative Ventures into Dialogue and Peace-Making: Some Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Explorations in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Ursula King, PhD 
Monday, November 12, 2012 
12:30 – 2 p.m. 
Institute for Peace &Justice, AB 
*Free and open to the public

The Soul of Leadership: Authentic Leadership for the 21st Century

pebbles on a railMargaret Benefiel, PhD

Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 5-6:30pm in Warren Auditorium

With a reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public.

Soul at Work: Putting Values into Practice

A Dignity @ Work Forum Workshop     

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence

stacked pebbles

Margaret Benefiel, PhD

Friday, March 15, 2013

10am-3pm in the Degheri Boardroom               

Priority registration will be given to USD faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided.

"Discerning the Common Good in a Time of Economic Flux and Change"


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the UC Forum AB

Despite the considerable federal collectivist activities to try and halt the economic downturn, the debates that were raised in the recent election campaigns, particularly with the emergence of groups such as the Tea Party movement suggest that across the state and country alike tensions are re-emerging in relation to the sense of what constitutes the ‘common good’ for our communities and wider society. But the Common Good is a cornerstone of Catholic Social Thought and Practice and is found in analogous forms in the other major world faiths. How should such traditions respond to recent developments? These and related issues were addressed in a roundtable panel discussion.


The End of Art is Peace

Father and Son

Steafán Hanvey

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

7:30-9pm in Solomon Hall

This event is free and open to the public.

Explorations in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition - Lecture Series


“Faith in the Public Arena"
Mary Doak, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, USD

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

UC Forum A

*Free and open to the public

This lecture series is intended to be at an accessible and introductory level and designed for students, staff, faculty and guests who are not experts in the field. Classes are always most welcome.

Contemporary Ireland and the Northern Ireland Peace Process


H.E. Michael Collins
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Monday, May 21, 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Room AB

RSVPs preferred at

Sponsored by The Irish Network of San Diego, Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.

Ambassador Collins was closely involved with the Northern Ireland Peace Process and will reflect on its enduring legacy and challenges ahead.

Religion, Authority and the State: From Constantine to the Secular and Beyond

Serbia- Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia

June 20 – 22, 2013

The 2013 International Gathering of the Ecclesiological Investigations Network took place in Belgrade, Serbia. See for more details.