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Catholic Life in Literature Series with Dr. Jim McGlone: The Invisible Man  

The Invisible ManThe Catholic Studies Program, in collaboration with Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE), proudly presents Catholic Life in Literature Series with Dr. Jim McGlone: The Invisible Man.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre-in-the-Round – University Center.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

About the Event:
Dr. James McGlone, Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Communications, will present a reading of G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown Story: The Invisible Man.

I remember an old song called "Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here," a boisterous affair to be rendered in a favorite pub surrounded by hearty friends with healthy lungs. That's exactly my mood, when our Celtic Theater troupe joins G. K. Chesterton enthusiasts to present Himself(Mark Fallon) disguised as literary story-teller, G. K. Chesterton, to bring the delightful Father Brown to life. As one critic said about this bemused, gentle, quiet cleric, he solves "some of the most bizarre crimes ever recorded: a killer who can't be seen"—this evening's tale—"a man's head brutally crushed by one blow of a small hammer"—last year's mystery—and "a famous man who commits 'a fearful sin' by figuratively growing a forest to hide a leaf," maybe next year's criminal endeavor. You see, our players share Chesterton's concern with saving the souls of his criminals as well as following the spiritual clues that lead to capture. Moreover, tonight, we add for your theatrical delight, the flamboyant Flambeau to our cast of characters. Ready! Set! Lights! Commentary by: Father Ian Boyd, Editor of the Chesterton Review and Dr. Dermot Quinn, Associate Editor of the Chesterton Review.

The Invisible Man is a typical Father Brown investigation. A mysterious stranger, Griffin, arrives at the local inn of the English village of Iping, West Sussex, during a snowstorm. The stranger wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves, his face hidden entirely by bandages except for a fake pink nose and a wide-brimmed hat. He is excessively reclusive, irascible and unfriendly. He demands to be left alone and spends most of his time in his room working with a set of chemicals an laboratory apparatus, only venturing out at night. While staying at the inn, hundreds of stranger glass bottles arrive that Griffin calls his luggage. Many local townspeople believe this to be very strange.

This event is also sponsored by the G.K. Chesterton Institute For Faith & Culture.

Please contact Gloria Aroneo for more information at or call (973) 275-2808

About Catholic Studies:
The Catholic Studies Program at Seton Hall University offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the University's other degree programs and fields of study.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ines Murzaku at or (973)-275-2808 Gloria Aroneo at or (973)-275-2808

About Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE):
Established at Seton Hall University in 2006, the Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE) student organization sponsors activities to promote Irish traditions. PIPE events have included trips to sites of significance in Irish-American history, Irish music and dancing events on and off campus, charity events, the annual Irish Language Mass & Dinner, and marching in St. Patrick's Day parades. PIPE's Irish Studies Discussion Series has brought more than 30 speakers to campus. Given the wide participation of alumni in PIPE's programs, the PIPE Alumni Club was established in 2013. This club, under the auspices of Seton Hall Alumni Relations, has expanded upon the student PIPE organization's activities and collaborates with the student organization, campus partners, and the wider Irish-American community.

For more information, please contact Eilish R. Harrington '08, PIPE Advisor and PIPE Alumni Club President, at or (973) 761-9733

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (973) 275-2808
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