Mass, Brunch, & Musings

Penn Alumni Weekend 2018



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Morning Mass: 9:00 am at Sts. Agatha and James (3728 Chestnut St)

Brunch Reception: 10:00 am at Penn Newman Center (3720 Chestnut St)

Collegium Institute and Penn Newman Center welcome Penn Alumni, families, and friends to morning mass at Sts. Agatha and James, followed by a brunch reception at the Newman Center.  Reconnect with friends, new and old, as you explore the development of Catholic life and ministry at Penn while celebrating its long history.

Featuring brief remarks On Faith & Reason at Penn by

John Buchmann

Theologian-in Residence & Associate Director

Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture


Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Feeney, COL’15 at  

John Buchmann

John Buchmann is a moral theologian working at the intersection of ethical theory, Catholic social thought, and economics.  He studied philosophy at Geneva College, and received his M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School.  He is currently completing his PhD in religious ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His project draws upon Adam Smith and Aquinas to explore the nature of justice in economic exchange, and in particular, to develop a theory of what it means to value economic goods rightly in a pluralistic society.

He has presented papers at the Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and Boston College, among others, and is the recipient of an Adam Smith Fellowship from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Prior to coming to Philadelphia, John worked for the Lumen Christi Institute and taught in the Mazzuchelli Scholars Honors Program at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.  He now serves as Associate Director and Theologian-in-Residence at the Collegium Institute.

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.