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Penn Catholic Community Brunch

 

When: Sunday, May 14th at 10:30am

Where: Penn Newman Catholic Center

              3720 Chestnut St, Phila, Pa, 19114

The Collegium Institute and the Penn Newman Center invite all alumni, family, and friends to join us for Sunday brunch. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones; learn about the surprising new movements afoot in the university where the Newman movement first started; and hear remarks from

Dr. Christopher Roberts

Collegium’s Theologian-in-Residence AY 2016-2017

Literature and the Catholic Imagination

The brunch will immediately follow the 9:30AM Mass celebrated at St. Agatha-St. James Church.

Please RSVP HERE

For inquiries, you may contact Elizabeth Feeney at elife@sas.upenn.edu.


Dr. Christopher Roberts

Dr. Roberts is Theologian-in-Residence for the Collegium Institute during academic year, 2016-17.  Before coming to the Collegium Institute, Dr. Roberts taught in the Ethics Program at Villanova University and served as the primary editor and writer for the World Meeting of Families Catechism, Love is our Mission: the Family Fully Alive. For several years he was a television journalist at PBS, including time as a reporter for the program Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Yale (BA, Religious Studies and Environmental Studies), Oxford (MPhil, Christian Ethics) and the University of London (PhD, Theology). When his diaconate training concludes in 2017, he will also receive a further MA in theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary here in Philadelphia.

 

Penn Newman Catholic Community

Serving the Penn Catholic Community since 1893, the Newman Center’s mission to support, challenge, inspire and empower students, faculty and staff to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ on campus, preparing Catholic leaders for service to the Church and world.

4th Annual Anscombe Lecture

Art and Morality: on the Relationship between Aesthetics and Ethics

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at noon
Terrace Room (G14), Claudia Cohen Hall

Sir Roger Scruton spoke at Collegium Institute for our annual Anscombe Lecture in Ethics, addressing the history of aesthetics and the role for which we seek to use it in our modern world.

Visit us soon for a video of Sir Roger Scruton’s lecture and the following question and answer session.

Poetry as Enchantment

Annual Humanities Symposium
& a Paideia Seminar

When: Friday, April 21st at 5pm

Where: University of Pennsylvania

Join Collegium Institute and undergraduates across Philadelphia for this final session of Enchantment and Disenchantment in the Modern Era.  For our closing seminar, we will examine Poetry as Enchantment, under the esteemed direction of poets Prof. James M. Wilson and Chaplain Chaz Howard.  Through a poetry reading and discussion of literary criticisms, Dr. Wilson and Dr. Howard will guide us in an exploration of poetry, religion, and philosophy.

Please direct questions and RSVPs for this dinner to Elizabeth Feeney at elife@sas.upenn.edu.

Information about past sessions in this Paideia series may be found here.


As poets and scholars, this month’s guest speakers explore ideas of inspiration through the medium of poetry.  Dr. James Wilson (Villanova) blends his poetic work with his scholarship in religion, literature, and philosophy, while Dr. Chaz Howard (UPenn) enlists his various chaplaincy experiences from hospitals to universities to examine the human experience.

Professor James M. Wilson

James Matthew Wilson is Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University.  An award-winning scholar of philosophical-theology and literature, he has authored dozens of essays, articles, and reviews on subjects ranging from art, ethics, and politics, to meter and poetic form, from the importance of local culture to the nature of truth, goodness, and beauty.  Wilson is also a poet and critic of contemporary poetry, whose work appears regularly in such magazines and journals The New Criterion, Dappled Things, Measure, The Weekly Standard, Front Porch Republic, The Raintown Review, and The American Conservative, as well as in his six published books of poetry and scholarship.

 

 

Chaplain Chaz Howard

Dr. Chaz Howard is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his service at Penn, he served as a chaplain in hospice and hospital and as a street outreach worker to individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in such publications as Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal, and Slate.  He is the editor of The Souls of Poor Folk, which explored new ways of considering homelessness and poverty and The Awe and The Awful, a poetry collection, among others.   He shares life with his beloved wife, Dr. Lia C. Howard and their three daughters.  He sees his vocational calling to be to work for a communal increase in joy, peace, justice and love.