The work of the Center for Mercy & Catholic Studies includes an innovative effort to enhance both the mission and Catholic identity of Mercyhurst University.
To this end, it will highlight the breadth and depth of the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as the five critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Caring for the poor, especially women and children
Caring for immigrants
Caring for the earth/creation
The Center will also collaborate with the Diocese of Erie to provide educational opportunities that can vitalize faith/reason through public scholarship and hospitable dialogue.
Is Economic Solidarity Bad Economics?
Reflections on Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought
Speaker: Christine Firer Hinze, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Walker Recital Hall, Mercyhurst University
Free and open to the public
All events sponsored by the Center for Mercy and Catholic Studies
Opening of the Helen Boyle Memorial Archive in honor of Joan D. Chittister, OSB
This event is open to everyone, and it will be featuring a lecture by Tom Roberts.
Wednesday, April 30th
7:30PM in the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Aquinas and Natural Law: Resources for Women’s Equality 2013
Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill
Inaugural Lecture, 2010: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Dr. Terrence Tilley, Fordham University
The Future Church 2011
John Allen, National Catholic Reporter
Faith and the Cosmos: Exploration into God, Evolution and the Mystery of the Universe 2012
Dr. Ilia Delio
Mercyhurst partnered with Penn State University and the Erie Benedictine Community to preserve the literary archives of Sister Joan, a 1962 Mercyhurst graduate. While the archive will be housed on Penn State’s main campus, both Mercyhurst and Mount St. Benedict will maintain permanent archive rooms with access to her books, articles and other memorabilia. In addition, Mercyhurst will host the annual lecture series.
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The Catholic Studies Program at Mercyhurst incarnates the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the university. Inspired by the university’s core values, it aims to deepen appreciation of Catholicism, both past and present, through commitment to serious intellectual inquiry and hospitable dialogue in an atmosphere where faith and reason flourish. The program’s primary focus will be interdisciplinary engagement with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition through a variety of scholarly disciplines.
The Catholic Studies Minor is composed of six, three credit courses chosen from the following areas:
CST 200 Exploring Catholicism
CST 250 Theology of Church
CST 210 Mariology
CST 225 Catholic Moral Tradition
CST 260 Vatican II
CST 275 Catholic Social Teaching
CST 300 Foundations for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
CST 210 Globilization and the World Church
CST 320 Catholic Spirituality
ART Art in the Catholic Tradition
DANC Liturgical Dance
ENGL 358 Special Topics in Literature: The American Catholic Novel
PHIL 270 Foundations of Catholic Philosophy
POLI 201 Catholic Social & Political Thought
FREN 135 Religion, Politics and Drama in the 17th Century France
RLST 110 Understanding Scripture
RLST 200 Contemporary Moral Issues
RLST 205 Western Christian Heritage
RLST 210 New Testament
RLST 245 Christian Spiritual Traditions
RLST 255 Religious Perspectives on Human Relationships
RLST 260 Catholic Symbols & Sacraments
RLST 270 Women & Scripture
RLST 275 Liberation, Religion & Society
RLST 280 Prophetic Traditions
RLST 290 Wisdom Literature
RLST 300 Science & Religion
RLST 310 Religion, Modernity & Post-Modernity
RLST 320 American Religious Thought
RLST 375 Religion & the Environment
RLST 380 Christology
RLST 385 Poetry of the Sacred
RLST 405 Social Ethics
RLST 440 Peace & Justice