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New York, New York

Why Does the Mass Have Rules?
Saturday, April 6
Join the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Center at NYU for the final installment of the Wisdom of Aquinas series. Find more information here.

Hierotopia: The Sacred Living Landscape
Thursday, April 25
Join us at our office in Manhattan for an art opening and reception featuring the work of Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds. RSVP and find more information here.

God and Man in an Age of Unbelief
Saturday, April 27
Join the Magnificat Foundation for the 2019 Edward Cardinal Egan Lecture, given by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Register here.

Notes from the Basement
Monday, April 29
All are invited to a work in process showing of Notes from the Basement, a new musical theatre show by Kate Eberstadt. Find tickets and more information here.

Hesburgh is coming to NYC! A feature-length documentary film about America's most well-known Catholic priest and long-time president of the University of Notre Dame, will be shown in 2 theaters in NYC on Friday, May 3, and throughout the weekend. Find tickets and more information here.

Rethinking Heaven, Hell, and New Creation
Monday, May 6
Professor N. T. Wright will lecture on early Christian conceptions of total new creation and bodily resurrection at Central Presbyterian Church. Register here.

Catholicism after the Crisis
Wednesday, May 8
Join the Collegium Institute for their Fifth Annual Penn Club of New York Reception, featuring Russell Hittinger, John O’Malley SJ, and Bronwen Catherine McShea. Register and find more information here.

Liberty in the Things of God
Thursday, May 9
Join us at our office in Manhattan for a reception, reading, and book signing with Robert Louis Wilken, author of Liberty in the Things of God. RSVP and find more information here.

My Father Left Me Ireland
Wednesday, May 15
Michael Brendan Dougherty will be discussing themes from his new book, My Father Left Me Ireland, alongside a panel featuring Ross Douthat, R. R. Reno, and others. Mr. Dougherty will sign books after the panel. This event is free, but RSVP is required.


America the Beautiful?
June 7–9
Join the Academy of Philosophy & Letters for their 2019 meeting in Baltimore. Speakers will include Mark Bauerlein, Brad Birzer, Angelo Codevilla, and Eric Adler. Register and find more information here.

New Jersey

The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom
Wednesday, April 10
Join the James Madison Program at Princeton University for The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life, delivered by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity Emeritus, University of Virginia. Find more information here.

Religious Particularity and Moral Universality: Faith, Reason, and Natural Law
May 14–15
Join the James Madison Program at Princeton University for The Annual Robert J. Giuffra ’82 Conference, with a keynote address from David Novak,  J. Richard & Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto. Find more information here.

Catholic Writers Retreat
June 7–9
Join Father Peter Stravinskas on a weekend retreat for writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and journalism. Participants will probe the meaning of the vocation of the Catholic writer, guided by wisdom from the Catholic tradition. For further information please contact Fr. Stravinskas at

Washington, D.C.

Book Launch: Liberty in the Things of God
Wednesday, April 3
Join the Religious Freedom Institute for a book launch of Liberty in the Things of God, by Robert Louis Wilken. RSVP and find more information here.

Islam, Israel, and Salvation Outside the Church
Monday, April 15
Join the Thomistic Institute for a lecture delivered by Professor Jessica Murdoch of Villanova University. Register and find more information here.

Prof Daniel Mahoney: The New Religion of Humanity
Friday, May 3
The James Wilson Institute, Hillsdale College, and the National Review Institute will host a program featuring Professor Daniel Mahoney of Assumption College. The lecture, titled “The New Religion of Humanity: Limitless Relativism and No Moral Ground for Political Life,” will be held at Hillsdale College's Kirby Center in Washington, D.C. Register and find more information here.

The Common Good
June 7–8
Join First Things for an Intellectual Retreat on the Common Good. Through this intellectual retreat and the reading curriculum—drawn from a variety of philosophical and religious traditions—participants will have the opportunity to reflect upon the nature and function of the Common Good. Register and find more information here.


The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times
Monday, April 8
Join St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Haven for the annual St. Mary’s Lecture, delivered by George Weigel. Register and find more information here.

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