Date & Time 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 10:31am
Event Description 

What: The annual lecture and workshop on the Catholic Intellectual Life by the John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture, and Action features Father James L. Heft, SM, speaking on "The Intellectual Appeal of Catholicism."

Who: Father James L. Heft, SM, currently serves as founding director of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California. A priest of the Marianist Order, he is on leave from the University of Dayton, where he is University Professor of Faith and Culture and the former Chancellor. Fr. Heft has published John XXIII and Papal Teaching Authority (1986), edited Faith and the Intellectual Life (Notre Dame, 1996) and is writing a book on Catholic higher education. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. His academic specialization is in doctrinal and moral theology.

Schedule of Events:


4:00 pm-"The Intellectual Appeal of Catholicism"-Public Lecture and Discussion with Father Heft
6:00 pm-Drinks and hors d'ouvres
6:30 pm-Dinner
8:00 pm-Attend one-man play, DAMIEN, by Professor Dan Cawthon (Soda Center)


9:00 am-Gather for Continental Breakfast
9:30 am-Lectures and Discussions with Father Heft, Part I
12:30 pm-Lunch
1:30 pm-Lectures and Discussion with Father Heft, Part II
4:30 pm-Break
5:00 pm-Concluding Celebration of the Eucharist (Chapel)

Where: All events, except those noted, will be held in Hagerty Lounge in De La Salle Hall, Saint Mary's College, 1928. St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.

Information: Registration deadline is Friday, March 14. Please contact Ms. Darcy Tarbell, Coordinator, Governing Board, Cummins Institute (925) 631-4040

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