Spring 2021


5th Annual Immigration Summit

Published May 24, 2021 at 1:05 PM PDT

We must “make every effort to break down the walls that separate us, and in acknowledging our profound interconnection, build bridges that foster a culture of encounter,” Pope Francis said. “Today’s migration movements offer an opportunity for us to overcome our fears and let ourselves be enriched by the diversity of each person’s gifts.”

May 18, 2021

Published May 18, 2021 at 1:05 PM PDT

The Ignatian Year begins Thursday, May 20

Within the Catholic tradition there are various charisms lived out and incarnated through various religious communities. This year we join the Jesuits in celebrating the Ignatian Year. From May 2021 until July 2022, the Society of Jesus celebrates an Ignatian Year. May 20, 2021 marks the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion — that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation into Ignatius the pilgrim.

May 6, 2021

Published May 6, 2021 at 1:05 PM PDT

Please join us as we wrap up the year with several great programs. Next week we welcome theologian and award-winning author Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, and in two weeks we host an interfaith dialogue with Lummi Elder Darrell Hillaire and Fr. Pat Twohy, SJ. We conclude the year with two more faculty research presentations and a panel exploring "Social Justice and its Challenges in the Biden Presidency and the Papacy of Pope Francis" with SU's Dr. Connie Anthony and Dr. Patrick Schoettmer and Boston College's Dr. Hosffman Ospino at the end of May. Please join us - more information is below!

April 20, 2021

Published April 21, 2021 at 1:04 PM PDT

Sign of the Times

In the face of complex long-standing issues of racial injustice, the economy, and the environment, along with the many transitions that we as a university are going through, it’s really important to keep in mind how inter-connected we are and that our lives and the choices that we make are not just our own. ICTC is pleased to offer a spring program schedule that addresses this and invites us to think about responding to these complex and often painful issues with a posture of creativity, compassion and hope, and with strategies, attitudes, and behaviors that enhance all of humanity.

ICTC Spring Quarter Update

Published April 8, 2021 at 1:04 PM PDT

ICTC Spring Quarter Update

We are looking forward to hosting a wonderfully diverse series of events this spring: lectures, conversations, research presentations and reading groups - please join us!

April 1, 2021

Published April 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM PDT

As we enter the Paschal Triduum and Easter holiday, the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture wishes you a time of reflection, hope and joy. As dark as the road may seem at times, there is always light at the end, the light and hope of the Easter promise - the Paschal mystery. May all your prayers be fulfilled and wonderful blessings be upon you and your loved ones during this special time.

"May Easter day dawn bright on you, may Easter skies be fair. May new hope spring within your heart, and peace be everywhere."

- Vintage Easter Greeting