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  • Icon Weigel on Evangelization
    STEUBENVILLE, OH—"We are moving into a new phase in Catholic history, a new way of being the one Church of Christ," said George Weigel, Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading commentators on religion and public life. "It is the same Church because it’s the same Lord; it's the same faith, it's the same baptism, but things change in the way the Church manifests itself to the world."
    Icon CASE: Christ in the Marketplace

    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville's Department of Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics recently announced a new direction for a long-standing student business organization. The newly formed Christian Association of Student Entrepreneurs (CASE) will engage and inspire students with entrepreneurial activities that unite the principles of Christianity and the free enterprise system.
    Icon Little Sisters' Poverello Medal

    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—The Little Sisters of the Poor, who care for the elderly with Christ's love and compassion on four continents, became the latest recipients of Franciscan University of Steubenville's highest non-academic award, the Poverello Medal. The medal was presented at an October 10 ceremony held in Christ the King Chapel. It is named after Franciscan University's patron, St. Francis of Assisi, who was known as Il Poverello, the little poor man.
    Icon Encounter: Milwaukee

    STEUBENVILLE, OH—Hundreds of Catholic young adults will encounter the love of Christ in a new way at Encounter Milwaukee on Saturday, November 8. The one-day conference is organized by the Franciscan University of Steubenville Christian Outreach Office and Arise Missions of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Icon Christian Art Exhibit
    STEUBENVILLE, OH—Selected works from the One Faith: East and West, an international art exhibition featuring contemporary artists working in the Christian tradition, will be on display in Franciscan University's Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center for the month of October.
    Icon Pecknold on Augustine

    STEUBENVILLE, OH— St. Augustine, known for his famous conversion from sinner to doctor of the Catholic Church, will be the topic of two talks given at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Monday, November 3, 2014. Dr. C.C. Pecknold, associate professor of theology at The Catholic University of America, will give his first talk, "Sacrifice and the City of God," at 11:00 a.m. in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center. His second talk, "Augustine on the Powers," will be that same day at 7:00 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery. Both talks are free and open to the public.

     

    Icon Priests Retreat
    STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology will host a two-day retreat for Catholic priests focusing on “The Joy of the Gospel” on November 7-8, 2014.
    Icon Ex Corde Ecclesiae Symposia
    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—The 1960s through 1980s saw a dramatic shift in Catholic higher education as numerous Catholic colleges and universities declared themselves outside the authority of the magisterium. Having personally witnessed the breakdown of education while a student during WWII, Pope John Paul II recognized the negative effects of this modern crisis on modern students. The year 1990 saw the pope's release of Ex corde Ecclesiae ("From the Heart of the Church"), an Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Higher Education, aimed at bringing Catholic colleges and universities back to their roots in the Catholic faith.

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