Monsignor Richard Liddy's 1993 book, Transforming Light: Intellectual Conversion in the Early Lonergan, has recently been translated into Italian.
About the Center
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, the Center for Catholic Studies, directed by Msgr. Richard M. Liddy, 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. Read more about our recent activities »
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Eleven faculty members participated in this year's international workshop, entitled "Perspectives on a Catholic Philosophy of Education: Action and Direction for the 21st Century."
The 4th Annual Praxis Program Summer Workshop in Rome, Italy, and allow for dialogue on catholic theology of education
Faculty summer seminar participants will review a key document from the Second Vatican Council,the Nostra Aetate
Current and Ongoing Lecture Series
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. Read more »
- Ethics and Economics Forum
- Praxis Program of the Advanced Seminar on Mission
- Annual Faculty Summer Seminars
Toth/Lonergan Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies
The purpose of this Chair is to link the Catholic faith with all the disciplines and professions in the contemporary university. Since Seton Hall is a Catholic university, its mission is to link faith with science, religion with literature, Christianity with work. The holder of the Toth/Lonergan Chair will teach and work with faculty in various schools and departments to foster and deepen conversation on the relationship with the Catholic mission.
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. Read more »
- Bernard J. Lonergan Institute
- Micah Institute for Business and Economics
- G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture
Center Sponsored Scholarships
Several academic scholarships are available for students whose major or minor is in Catholic Studies. For more information about the criteria and how to apply »