Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters
This lecture series takes place in the Fall semester and offers public lectures and forums on various Catholic topics important to contemporary academic life.
Fall 2017 Lecture
G.K. Chesterton: Prophetic Voice in the Public Square
Thursday, November 2nd
3:30 - 5:30 PM
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Free and Open to the Public.
Known as "the prince of the paradox," convert G.K. Chesterton is renowned among Catholic thinkers for his prolific and diverse output. Chesterton was at home in most any setting--poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction. His work has been widely translated and his writings continue to be the subject of contemporary study and analysis, challenging and delighting new generations of readers. While his writing is well known for its humor and insight, Chesterton's work also includes calls to action for social and economic justice. He remains today a major resource in navigating contemporary social and religious issues. In this lecture, the LUC community welcomed Fr. Ian Boyd, distinguished professor of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University, president of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, founder and editor of The Chesterton Review, and author of The Novels of G.K. Chesterton, to offer his insights about the contemporary relevance and prophetic nature of the Chesterton's prolific writings.
Kerry Weber—Managing Editor of America Magazine and author of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job—will be speaking at the Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters lecture series this fall on spirituality in the public square.
Publication Colloquium: Democracy, Culture, Catholicism & the Transnational Impact of Jesuit Higher EducationIn the fall of 2015, Fordham University Press published a collection of essays titled Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents. Join us for a discussion of this publication, and its impact on the transnational community of Jesuit institutes of higher education.