Since its founding, the Center for Catholic Studies has focused on ongoing faculty development programs that explored the meaning of the University.
In an article on the Catholic University, Bernard Lonergan wrote that the "constitutive endowment" of the university "...lies not in buildings or equipment, civil status or revenues, but in the intellectual life of its professors. Its central function is the communication of intellectual development."
"The Catholic University in the Modern World," from
Collection, Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan 4,
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988, 111.
Faculty Summer Seminars
Since 1998, the Center for Catholic Studies has sponsored Faculty Summer Seminars. The aim of these seminars is to engage the Seton Hall faculty in interdisciplinary dialogue on issues of humanistic and religious importance. Read more about Faculty Summer Seminars »
2017 Faculty Summer Seminar
The Message of Matthew
2016 Faculty Summer Seminar
Meeting Paul of Tarsus: Teacher of the Nations
2015 Faculty Summer Seminar
The Quest for God & the Good Life
The Center sponsored faculty retreats in Rome for select faculty to enrich their teaching and sense of mission in partnership with the Lay Centre at foyer Unitas and co-sponsored with the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership. Retreats were held in 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
On Science and Religion
Regularly through the years, the Center for Catholic Studies has sponsored seminars, lectures and conferences on science and religion:
- 2005: the Center collaborated with DeVry University in New Brunswick on a Templeton grant on the meaning of technology.
- 2010: the Center facilitated a faculty seminar on "Transhumanism" with Ilia Delio and John Haughey (Georgetown University).
- 2011: the Center sponsored a faculty seminar with Patrick Byrne (Boston College) and John Haughey (Georgetown University) on "Science and the Humanities."
- 2012: the Center also co-sponsored with the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership a NetVUE conference of local colleges and universities on "The Origins and Goal of the Scientific Vocation."