7:30 PM19:30

What Happened? Why? What Now? Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

Fordham Lincoln Center Campus McNally Amphitheatre 140 West 60th St.

A distinguished panel will address the questions ‘what, why, and what now?’ about clergy abuse and its concealment.  This event seeks to contribute to well-informed and effective responses by and from Catholics, citizens, and all who are impacted.


Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics Professor of Psychology, Director, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
David Gibson, award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker, Director, Center of Religion and Culture, Fordham University M. Cathleen Kaveny, J.D., Ph.D., Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Law and Theology, Boston College
Bryan N. Massingale, 
S.T.D., Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics, Fordham University

Sponsors - Fordham University Department of Theology, The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and the Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work.

Conveners Christine Firer Hinze, Professor of Theology and Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and J. Patrick Hornbeck, Chair and Professor of Theology, Fordham University

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9:00 AM09:00

Merton Chapter Retreat & Jazz Liturgy

“Journey to the True Self: Merton and Jung”
Retreat Master: Br. Don Bisson, F.M.S.
A Marist Brother based in Esopus, N.Y., he is a spiritual director and trainer and supervisor of spiritual directors. To see his repertoire, go to http://www.donbisson.com/audio-cd-catalogue/

Jazz keyboardist Deanna Witkowski and her jazz trio will provide music for the retreat Mass at 12:15 P.M. in the church.
Emphasis will be on Merton’s love of jazz and the similarities between prayer and jazz improvisation.

Cost:  $20 for members and students, $35 for non-members
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  Go to http://www.thomasmertonnyc.org

 No registration is required to attend the jazz liturgy.  There is no charge, and all are invited.

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7:30 PM19:30

Wisdom of Aquinas - Eyes of the Heart

Catholic Center at NYU - 238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

7:30 PM 

A lecture by Fr. Stephen Ryan, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception)

Free and open to the public.

Event Description

This talk is about the Bible and about learning to see the world through the lens of the Gospel. Two points of departure are the essay “Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God” by Simone Weil and reflections on Christian seeing by Rémi Brague (“The Christian Moral Revolution”). The first biblical text to be considered is one in which Elisha teaches his disciple to see as he does, with the luminous vision which faith affords (2 Kings 6:8-23). The second is the well-known story of the widow’s mite, narrated in two places (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4), in which Jesus asks his disciples to notice an elderly woman giving her life (βίος) to God.

Speaker Bio

Fr. Ryan was born and raised in Boston and entered the Order of Preachers in 1987. He was ordained a priest in 1993 and, on completion of doctoral studies in Scripture, was assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in 2000. He teaches courses on the Old Testament (Pentateuch, Prophets, Wisdom, Psalms), as well as biblical and early Christian languages (Hebrew, Greek, Syriac).

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12:00 PM12:00

Wisdom of Aquinas - St. Thomas and the Meaning of Love

Catholic Center at NYU - 238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

Fr. Gregory Pine, OP (Thomistic Institute) will present the second installment in the annual Wisdom of Aquinas series with an afternoon considering St. Thomas Aquinas's teaching on the love and friendship.

The afternoon begins with Mass at noon, includes two lectures at 1 pm and 2:30 pm, and a break for refreshments.

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7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Merton Memorial Solemn Mass & reception

On the 50th anniversary of Merton’s accidental death in Thailand, a partial reconstruction of the 1968 funeral Mass at the Abbey of Gethsemani, including Cistercian chant, some medieval and some newly composed by Fr Chrysogonus Waddell, the organist at the Abbey.

Celebrants: Rev. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., and Rev. Raymond M. Rafferty, Pastor Emeritus of Corpus Christi Church

A reception follows.

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6:30 PM18:30

Acts Of Faith: Film Series Lourdes

Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

Acts of Faith: Film Series


Lourdes (dir. Jessica Hausner, 2010, Austria, 96 minutes)

Shot on location in Lourdes, France, Hausner’s contemplative film stars Sylvie Testud as a young woman with multiple sclerosis who visits the world-famous shrine. The film becomes a near-documentary portrait of the rituals of pilgrimage as enacted by 21st century worshippers. In the New York Times, Manhola Dargis praised Testud’s “minutely detailed performance” in this “intelligent, rigorously thoughtful, somewhat sly film.”


Adults $8/Students and Seniors $5

I saw this film when it came out and was really impressed.  I'm going. 
(Those of you with Netflix can watch it any time in the privacy of your home.)

The show "Agents of Faith" Votive Objects" is on until January 6--and you can't see it at home.
The gallery is closed Mondays, open Wednesdays & Thursdays until 8:00 P.M.
Admission $7, $5 for students & seniors, free Wednesdays.

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