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Dramatic Reading of "The Parting of Friends" by James McGlone, Professor Emeritus
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Dr. James McGloneJames McGlone, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Communications and Department of Catholic Studies member, will perform a dramatic reading of "The Parting of Friends" with Celtic Theater Company actors. The event, sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies, will take place on April 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Theater-in-the-Round, University Center.

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote his final Anglican Sermon, "The Parting of Friends", as a eulogy to all that meant most to him in this world. When he was about to leave the Church of England, his love of everything connected with his place at Oxford University came into conflict with what he believed was a call from God. This dramatic reading - laced with quotes from the Bible - gives us the voices of his friends as they witness his sacrifice of one love for another. It is a hymn to friendship, and a confrontation between loves. Newman presented his famous sermon on September 25, 1844.

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 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 the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, 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 Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review, and Arcadia, a student journal.

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Brittany Venturella
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