Newsletters

October 15, 2020

Published October 15, 2020 at 11:10 AM PDT

With the upcoming Election Day, take a look at the newsletter for updates in the Catholic and broader Community such as the new Encyclical by Pope Francis titled, "Fratelli Tutti - Brothers and Sisters All", news from the border, and commemoration of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Please join us this Thursday, October 22 at 4pm for Rev. Daniel Groody in the Catholic Heritage Lecture series titled "Passing Over: A Eucharistic Theology of Migration". Tune in to see upcoming partner events! 

October 1, 2020

Published October 1, 2020 at 11:10 AM PDT

Take a look at the newsletter for updates in the Catholic and broader Community such as the new Encyclical by Pope Francis titled, "Fratelli Tutti - Brothers and Sisters All", ways to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Tune in on October 22 at 4pm for Rev. Daniel Groody in the Catholic Heritage Lecture series titled "Passing Over: A Eucharistic Theology of Migration".

ICTC Faculty Development Summer Fellowship Applications are open! We invite faculty to apply for the 2021-2022 ICTC Faculty Development Summer Fellowships. We are accepting applications for the Summer Faculty Research Fellowship and the Summer Course Development Fellowship to fund projects that advance the University’s Jesuit Catholic Mission through faculty research or teaching.

September 18, 2020

Published September 18, 2020 at 11:09 AM PDT

Take a look at our September Newsletter for information for the 11th Annual Patrick Howell, S.J. Catholic Heritage Series 2020-21 starting in Fall 2020 with Rev. Daniel G. Groody from the University of Notre Dame titled Passing Over: A Eucharistic Theology of Migration. We have included a compilation of resources for both the Season of Creation and the Primacy of Conscience further down in the newsletter. As all of this illustrates, there are so many people working for justice, equality, and diversity - more than people working to oppose them. Continue to share the good news!

August 19, 2020

Published August 19, 2020 at 11:08 AM PDT

Look forward to some great events planned this Fall Quarter! The August newsletter covers information on the Fall 2020 Lecture titled Passing Over: A Eucharistic Theology of Migration by Rev. Daniel G. Groody from the University of Notre Dame. We acknowledge the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki where we list prayers and reflections by prominent Church leaders with respect to the anniversary.

July 15, 2020

Published July 15, 2020 at 11:07 AM PDT

Featured in the July 15 Newsletter:

  • The ICTC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and People of Color as our collective work of creating a just society gains new momentum. We have collected a variety of resources for learning in "Sign of the Times."
  • Feast of St. Ignatius
  • 2019-2020 Year in Review
  • Looking back at the 2019-2020 Catholic Heritage Lectures
  • The Immigration Summit moved online, link provided to videos
  • We the People and the Primacy of Conscience Series, a series that highlights the importance of participation in political life. Click to watch the archived videos!
  • The Interreligious Dialogue Initiative will sponsor a public forum in partnership with groups and initiatives on campus

June 11, 2020

Published June 11, 2020 at 8:06 AM PDT

Featured in the June 11 Newsletter:

  • The ICTC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and People of Color as our collective work of creating a just society gains new momentum. We have collected a variety of resources for learning in "Sign of the Times."
  • Amber Larkin'slast day as Program Coordinator with the ICTC is June 30 
  • The "new" Patrick Howell, S.J. Catholic Heritage Series is announced
  • Pope Francis invites us to celebrate Laudato Si' for a year
  • The Immigration Summit officially closes, but the work remains

May 29, 2020

Published May 29, 2020 at 7:05 AM PDT

On behalf of the ICTC, we share in the grief and outrage of the recent racist events happening in our country. 

Catholic Immigration Summit 2020

Published May 27, 2020 at 7:05 AM PDT

The 4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit has more videos available! Be sure to visit the page soon, some videos will expire as the information presented is timely.

Here's what has been added recently:

  • Jorge Baron, Executive Director of Immigrant Rights Project, addresses common questions on the topic of immigration and financial support during the pandemic (Spanish).
  • Nicole Peger, Staff Attorney for Catholic Immigration Legal Services, gives an update on what DACA recipients should know as they await the Supreme Court's decision.
  • Mario Villanueva, Executive Director of the Washington State Catholic Conference, discusses immigrant advocacy.

May 15, 2020

Published May 15, 2020 at 7:05 AM PDT

In many ways it seems the world has stood still these past two months, as if on pause. Although we are all experiencing the pandemic, our experiences vary from individual, community and country. In this newsletter, we want to highlight the experiences specifically of people facing the challenges of immigration in the US during this time.

May 1, 2020

Published May 1, 2020 at 3:05 AM PDT

When we find ourselves in times of distress and great challenge we look to our ancestors, teachers, loved ones, and traditions for some wisdom that can accompany us during this difficult journey. We have in our tradition such a figure in the person of St. Catherine of Siena, a mystic, activist, and Doctor of the Church whose feast day was April 29. St. Catherine was born in 1347, right in the midst of the Black Death; the America Magazine article Why you should read St. Catherine of Siena—in her own words—during the coronavirus pandemic” is a wonderful illustration of how a woman mystic who died 640 years ago can speak relevantly to our current context.

April 17, 2020

Published April 17, 2020 at 9:04 AM PDT

In this newsletter, we look at various ways those connections continue to be made and hope you are finding new ways to connect—even while apart—and certainly hope you will continue to connect with ICTC.

April 15, 2020

Published April 15, 2020 at 11:04 AM PDT

Remembering our Brother Peter: On April 11, 2020, Holy Saturday, we the SU community suffered a great loss. Our brother Fr. Peter Ely, SJ, passed. Shocked and overwhelmed by grief, we mourn that we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye; to tell him how much his presence meant to us, or that his questions about our well-being, our family, and our research, made us feel “seen” and cared for. We will miss how he drew from his own flawed humanity to appreciate and to advocate for mercy, forgiveness, and compassion.

April 1, 2020

Published April 1, 2020 at 12:04 PM PDT

Like many of you, we at ICTC are reflecting on the rapid and radically different world we find ourselves in. Many of us have moved to working entirely online in order to respond to our professional responsibilities and to maintain contact in our personal relationships.

March 2020

Published March 6, 2020 at 10:03 AM PST

This week we introduce "We the people and the Primacy of Conscience," a series that draws the best from our Constitution – “We the People,” and our Catholic Tradition – “The Primacy of Conscience,” to enhance our democratic participation.

February 2020

Published February 7, 2020 at 10:02 AM PST

The Hope Border Institute, in recognition of the one year anniversary of the Migrant Protection Protocols, released their "Remain in Mexico" report - a note from their website: 

January 2020

Published January 10, 2020 at 10:01 AM PST

As we welcome in the new year and new decade, we do so with both gratitude and hope, and also a desire for peace and reconciliation.

December 2019

Published December 6, 2019 at 10:12 AM PST

The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, during these holy days, wish you and your family peace, love and joy. As we wait the coming of new year, let us reflect on this litany titled “The Work of Christmas” composed by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.

Remember Fr. Howell, SJ

Published November 29, 2019 at 10:11 AM PST

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.” -
Afterglow

November 2019

Published November 1, 2019 at 10:11 AM PDT

November is Black Catholic History Month! November is appropriate for this celebration because it holds special days for two prominent African Catholics: St. Martin de Porres whose feast day is celebrated on November 3 and St. Augustine whose birthday is on November 13

October 2019

Published October 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM PDT

Just three weeks into the quarter, and ICTC has had a full calendar! From Sr. Prejean’s lecture last month, through all the beginning of the year festivities, up until our first Catholic Heritage Lecture last week with Dr. Tom Landy (Catholic & Cultures), ICTC's new interim director has had her hands full. Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez spoke with SU Commons recently about her new role at the ICTC – read the interview here.

September 2019

Published September 6, 2019 at 10:09 AM PDT

The ICTC welcomes Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez as the Interim Director and Malcolm and Mari Stamper Endowed Chair in Catholic Intellectual and Cultural Traditions. Working alongside Dr. Rodriguez is Jessica Palmer, Assistant Director, and Amber Larkin, Program Coordinator. Please stop by the ICTC Office in Lemieux Library 659 to say hi and learn more about the ICTC programs for the year! 

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