Current Theme: Reconciling Differences

Reconciling Differences
Reconciliation by Josephine de Vasconcellos, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England. Photo by Julian Worker.
The perennial brokenness of the human condition calls us to the healing work of reconciliation. Through its programming, the Gerber Institute seeks to answer this call by fostering dialogue on selected issues of public concern that are marked by divisiveness and conflict.

New director for the Gerber Institute

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is pleased to announce that John McCormick, associate professor of theology at Newman University, will take over duties as the Institute’s director beginning with the 2014-2105 academic year. Dr. McCormick succeeds Jamey Findling, associate professor of philosophy at Newman, who directed the Institute from 2009 to 2014. Dr. McCormick’s […]

Apr 7

Bryan Massingale to deliver 2014 Bishop Gerber Distinguished Lecture

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is very pleased to announce that the 2014 Bishop Gerber Distinguished Lecture will be given by Fr. Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Professor of Theology at Marquette University. Fr. Massingale’s lecture is entitled “Race and Reconciliation: The Contribution of and Challenge to Catholic Faith.” […]

Feb 18

Kevin Godfrey to give 2014 Cardinal Newman Lecture

Alvernia University theology professor Kevin Godfrey will be the featured presenter at the Gerber Institute-sponsored Cardinal Newman Lecture on Tuesday, February 18 at 4 pm in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the campus of Newman University. The lecture, part of Newman University’s annual celebration of Cardinal Newman Week in honor of its namesake, is free […]

Jan 23

Panel discussion on the death penalty

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is pleased to welcome three distinguished panelists to Newman University for a discussion of the death penalty in Kansas. Joining us will be Michael Birzer, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University; Carolyn McGinn, State Senator from the 31st District […]

Fr. Boyle video available

Thanks again to those who were able to attend Father Boyle’s compelling talk on October 10. For those who missed his inspiring words of wisdom, we’re pleased to announce that a DVD recording of the talk is now available on reserveĀ at the circulation desk of the Newman library. Please note that this is an archival […]