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SHU Faculty Member Msgr. Richard Liddy Launches Scholarly Works Website
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Msgr. Richard M. LiddyMsgr. Richard M. Liddy, director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture at Seton Hall University, has launched a new webpage which provides access to his extensive collection of scholarly works.

Faculty, students, and the general public can view and download Msgr. Liddy’s years of academic productivity from this new forum, which spans topics of ethics, religion, philosophy, and education.

The majority of Msgr. Liddy’s available works deal with the teachings and theories of the esteemed philosopher-theologian Bernard Longergan. Msgr. Liddy had this to say about Lonergan’s influence on his work;

“Bernard Lonergan was my teacher in Rome in the early 1960s and his influence has been profound. That influence has led not just to writing about Lonergan's method of self-appropriation, but more recently, to writing about applications of Lonergan's method to such diverse topics as critical thinking, climate change, general methodology, human formation, history, theology and Catholic Studies. Lonergan's work sheds a surprising and unifying light on all areas of human inquiry. It is always very cxciting for me to discover new applications of his thought.” Msgr. Liddy’s scholarly works can be accessed at

About The Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the primary sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review and Arcadia, a student journal. As of Fall 2012, The Newman Association of America will be housed under the auspices of the Center for Catholic Studies.

For more information, visit the Center's homepage.

For more information please contact:
Sarah Adlis
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