On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Father Timothy Graff will give a lecture, "A Stranger and You Took Me In: The local Catholic Community and Immigration." In this lecture, Father Graff will describe the local Catholic community's efforts to listen to the Word of God by welcoming strangers from other lands. He will also invite other communities who are doing the same to share their experiences.
This lecture, sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies, will begin at 5 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge of the University Center. All are welcome to join!
Timothy Graff is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and currently works in the areas of Pastoral Planning, Government Relations and Social Justice. He served for a number of years as a missionary in Bolivia. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Theology Department at Caldwell University.
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.
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