Teresa Collett, JD — Humanae Vitae, Contraception, and American Law

Teresa Collett, JD, Professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, delivers her talk entitled “Humanae Vitae, Contraception, and American Law.” Ms. Collett’s talk was part of the “Humanae Vitae at 45: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness” Conference.

Fr. Peter Ryan — Humanae Vitae in Historical and Social Perspective

Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ, Executive Director of the Secretariate of Doctrinal and Canonical Affairs for the USSCB, delivers his talk entitled “Humanae Vitae in Historical and Social Perspective”. Fr. Ryan’s talk was part of the “Humanae Vitae at 45: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness” Conference.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton talks at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Compassionate Care for Persons with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction.

Dr. Philip Sutton, Ph.D., is the founder and first director of the Graduate Counseling Program at Franciscan University. He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1973), an M.S. from the Clinical Psychology Program (1980) and a Ph.D. from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program (1983) at Purdue University. He is licensed as a Psychologist in Michigan and Ohio and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker and School Psychologist in Indiana. Dr. Sutton currently serves as a therapist in private practice in South Bend, Indiana, at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and at the Samaritan Counseling Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: April 29th, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on April 29, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: February 22nd, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on February 22, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: February 14th, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on February 14, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: February 5th, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on February 5, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: January 30th, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on January 30, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: January 22nd, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on January 22, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Opening of Semester Homily, Spring 2013

Fr. Terence Henry, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers a homily during the Opening Mass of the Spring 2013 semester. He calls on young people to have courage, and to stand up for their faith.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: January 10th, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on January 10, 2013.

Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R. — Homily: April 3rd, 2013

A homily delivered by Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, on April 3, 2013.

Dr. John Bergsma — Testimony

Dr. John Bergsma, Theology Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his testimony at the 2009 Defending the Faith Summer Conference.

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Dr. Scott Hahn — Abba or Allah: The Difference It Makes

Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair in Biblical Theology, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference “Ambassadors for Christ” on “Abba or Allah:The Difference it Makes.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.” Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters. “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared. “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

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Kimberly Hahn — Knowing God’s Will, Transforming Your Mind

Kimberly Hahn, popular speaker and author of many books, gave the closing keynote talk entitled “Knowing God’s Will, Transforming Your Mind” at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”  In her talk, Kimberly exhorted the audience to embrace the path to holiness and give themselves entirely over to Jesus Christ.  “What has Jesus withheld from you?  Nothing,” she said.  “And he asks the same in return.  We are to give all of ourselves to him…Don’t be conformed to this world.  We don’t even know the ways we are conformed to this world!  We don’t even know the ways in which we are influenced!…How do we even begin to change the way we think if we are immersed in our own culture?  That comes from the transformation of our minds.”

 

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Kimberly Hahn — The Gift of Priesthood for Our Time

Kimberly Hahn offers her talk of the Gift of Priesthood for our time at the Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Retreat of 2011.

Dr. Michael Barber — Millennium: Unlocking the Book of Revelation

Dr. Michael Barber, Professor of Theology and Scripture at John Paul the Great Catholic University, gives a talk on the Book of Revelation at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville in July 2010.

 

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Frank Hanna III — God in the Marketplace

Frank Hanna, entrepreneur, merchant banker, and author of What Your Money Means (Crossroad), speaks on living one’s Faith in the Financial World at Franciscan University as part of our Distinguished Speakers Series.

Fr. Robert Sirico — Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries

Fr. Robert Sirico, president, the Acton Institute, gave a presentation on September 15, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

 

Archbishop José H. Gomez — 2013 Baccalaureate Mass Homily

Most Reverend José H. Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, delivers his homily at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2013 Baccalaureate Mass. Archbishop Gomez was awarded an honorary doctorate of Christian Letters.

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The Honorable R. James Nicholson — 2013 Commencement Address

The Honorable R. James Nicholson, former secretary of Veterans Affairs and a former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, delivers the 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Address.  Mr. Nicholson was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration.

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Archbishop José H. Gomez — 2013 Acceptance Address

Most Reverend José Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, accepts an honorary doctorate of Christian Letters from Franciscan University of Steubenville, before the 2013 baccalaureate Mass.

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Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, delivers a talk to  Franciscan University students about Mary’s role in Divine Mercy and how John Paul II was a champion of this message.

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Fr. Jonathan Morris — Faith, Reason, and the Media

The full talk given by Father Jonathan Morris, FOX News analyst, at Franciscan University on October 11, 2012, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Dr. Paul Kengor — Be Not Afraid: John Paul II and Ronald Reagan on the Power and Witness of Hope

Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and executive director of the college’s Center for Vision and Values, speaks on the life and times of Blessed Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan, the collaboration and friendship between those men, and the difference it made for the world on issues such as Soviet Communism and defense of life. His talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Andreas Widmer — The Pope and the CEO: John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Swiss Guard

Andreas Widmer, former Swiss Guard and author of The Pope and the CEO, speaks at Franciscan University on leadership secrets he learned from Pope John Paul II. His talk, given on November 10, 2011, was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Franz Wright — A Poetic Human Experience

Pulitzer prize-winning poet Franz Wright delivers a poetry reading at Franciscan University of Steubenville on September 13, 2012. The reading was sponsored by the English Department, the Department of Academic Affairs, and the Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Dr. John Bergsma — The Mass as Marriage Supper: Square Brides and Sheepish Grooms in Scripture

Dr. John Bergsma, biblical scholar and professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville speaks at the Supper of the Lamb: Mass as Heaven on Earth Conference held at Franciscan University of Steubenville in October, 2011. His topic was “The Mass as Marriage Supper: Square Brides and Sheepish Grooms in Scripture.”

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Dr. Peter Kreeft — How to Win the Culture War: A Christian Battle Plan for a Society in Crisis

Dr. Peter Kreeft, professor of Philosophy, Boston College, The King’s College,  gave a presentation on November 17, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Dr. Scott Hahn — Paschal Sacrifice: A Heavenly Banquet for Earthly Beggars

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Paschal Sacrifice: A Heavenly Banquet for Earthly Beggars” at the “Supper of the Lamb: Mass as Heaven on Earth” Conference held at Franciscan University of Steubenville in October, 2011.

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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — Master’s Program Commencement Address

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) MA ‘96 received an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University at the 2011 commencement for graduate students.  In his address, he exhorts the graduate students to use their education for the betterment of their community and nation.  “Politics is downstream from the culture,” said Rep. Fortenberry, and the culture of death erodes our country since “the strength of a nation depends upon the strength of the family….Where do you want to live?  What sort of community do you want to live in?  Pray for that place, work for that place, fight for that place.”

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