Mission and Ministry

Catholic Heritage Lecture Series

  • Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

    The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) at Seattle University creates opportunities for engagement with the breadth and depth of the Catholic intellectual tradition through support of scholarship, course and program development, and public discourse. 

    Catholic Heritage Lectures

    Housed in Seattle University’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, the annual Catholic Heritage Lectures, launched in 2010, engages the intellectual and religious communities of the Seattle area and the Seattle University community to explore aspects of the Catholic intellectual traditions and the intersection of Catholicism and culture.

     2010-11 "Religion and Science"  Click here for more information regarding the 2010-11 Lectures

    2011-12  "Religion in “Secular” America"  Click here for more information regarding the 2011-2012 Lectures

    2012-13   "Vatican II: Achievement and Challenge" 


    Catholic Heritage Lectures 2013-14

    Catholicism in a Religiously Plural World 

    Oct. 8, 2013 7 p.m. Philipp Renczes, S.J., Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre, Gregorian University, Rome

    Feb. 13, 2014 7 p.m. Jose Casanova, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

    April 10, 2014 7 p.m. Catherine Cornille, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Theology, Boston College

    These lectures are held in Pigott Auditorium on the Seattle University campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

    Articles of Interest

    (click on the article title for follow the link):

    An eloquent silence that echoes in Asia by Fr. Bill Grimm, Tokyo, March 20th, 2013




    For more information or to get involved with ICTC, contact Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Director, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, at ICTC@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-5316.

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