Belief and Cult: Rethinking Roman Religion
Tuesday, November 1
Many scholars have held that Christianity created a new kind of religious belief and devotion, but in a new book, Jacob Mackey draws on cognitive theory to argue that real belief underlay every aspect of Roman religious practices and helped create and maintain Rome’s social reality. Join Morningside for an online lecture and discussion on this topic. You can find more information here.
The Four Last Things
Tuesday, November 1
Participate in a virtual tour of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel masterpiece, “The Final Judgment,” with art historian and author Dr. Elizabeth Lev. For one night only, Dr. Lev will lead New York art lovers on a virtual tour of this dazzling treasure of sacred art that Pope John Paul II praised as “a priceless cultural and universal heritage.” You can find more information here.
The 40th Annual Fr. Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture
Monday, January 30
This year at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Dr. Hans Boersma will deliver the presentation entitled: “God as Embodied.” Monday morning, the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Three Hierarch's Chapel. The evening lecture will be available in person and online. You can find more information and sign up here.
Socrates in the City
Tuesday, November 1
Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas welcomes special guest David Berlinski to the Union League Club in New York City to discuss “What is Human Nature?” You can get tickets and find more information here.
Feminine Genius Brunch
Saturday, November 12
Come join the Sisters of Life for a beautiful morning set aside to marvel at the mystery of God and His plan for each of us. In addition to a lovely brunch, Sr. Virginia Joy, the director of the Respect Life Office of the archdiocese will share a new reflection on the feminine heart. You can find more information and sign up here.
Intellectual Vocation and the Future of the Humanities
Friday, November 18
The Barry Center, a project of the Morningside Institute is hosting a discussion on intellectual vocation and the future of the humanities. You can find more information about the Barry Center here.
Advice for Scholars in the Secular Academy
Friday, December 2
The Barry Center, a project of the Morningside Institute, is hosting a discussion on being a scholar in a secular academy. You can find more information about the Barry Center here.
Christmas on Bleecker
Monday, December 5
The Sheen Center is excited to announce its 2022 benefit performance Christmas on Bleecker: Celebrating the Reason. With performances by Actor/Singer, Vanessa Williams; Singer, Darlene Love; Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan; Comedian Jen Fulwiler; Rock Violinist, Daisy Jopling; and Actor/Musician, Frank Shiner, who will also host. You can buy tickets and find more information here.
Is the Department of Justice Abusing the FACE Act to Silence Pro-Life Advocates?
Friday, October 28
The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., is featuring a panel on whether the DOJ is playing politics with the enforcement of criminal law against pro-life advocates. You can find more information and sign up here. There is also an option to participate virtually.
March for Life
Friday, January 20
Every year, tens of thousands of pro-lifers converge on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and march on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion in all fifty states. It’s the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world. You can find more information here.
In Altum Program
Tuesday through Sunday, May 23–28
Tuesday through Sunday, June 13–18
Tuesday through Sunday, July 11–16
Tuesday through Sunday, August 8–13 (in Rome)
In Altum is a Washington D.C. based organization that seeks to connect international leaders to be sources of change in their fields. In Altum participants explore a wide range of topics for the duration of the program through a variety of different formats: conferences, meetings, seminars, and lectures. You can find more information here.
Catholic Arts Conference with Sir James MacMillan
Sunday, October 30
This October 30, 2022, the Catholic Art Institute, a Chicago-based Catholic Arts organization, will host another landmark conference, “Art & Virtue,” featuring Scottish composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan as the keynote speaker. Also presenting will be Alexander Stoddart, Sculptor in Ordinary to King Charles the III. Please visit http//www.catholicartinstitute.org/conference2022 for details and to purchase tickets.
Friday through Sunday, November 18–20
Journey through the Divine Comedy, from Inferno to Paradiso, at the Athenaeum Center in Chicago. Featuring art historian Elizabeth Lev, this event will explore the significance of the world’s most famous epic poem and its author, the illustrious Dante Alighieri. Experience the depth and complexity of Dante’s vision through a series of recitations, displays of visual art, and music provided by the vocal ensemble Schola Antiqua. You can find more information here.
The Tradition Today: The National Symposium for Classical Education
Wednesday through Friday, February 22–24
The National Classical Education Symposium is designed to enrich our understanding of the classical liberal arts in both the theoretical and practical dimensions of curriculum and pedagogy. The symposium, in Phoenix, provides school leaders and master teachers with some of the best thought on the subjects under consideration. This year’s symposium will focus on tradition. You can find more information and sign up here.
Christian Humanism Revisited
Friday, October 28
The Thomistic Institute at Duke University presents a lecture by Prof. Lee Oser of the College of Holy Cross titled “Christian Humanism Revisited.” You can find more information here.
Religious Liberty and the Common Good
Thursday, November 17
Colorado Christian University is hosting this year’s annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, a debate night between representatives of Baptist and magisterial Protestant political theology which will explore these critical questions. You can find more information and sign up here.
The Metaphysical Preambles to the Preambles of Faith
Thursday through Sunday, November 17–20
Each year, the ACPA hosts an academic conference where hundreds of scholars from the United States and abroad convene to deliver original papers and presentations on Catholic philosophy. This year, the conference will be about metaphysics and will take place in New Orleans. You can find more information and register here.