Dr. Michael Waldstein: Where the Order of Love First Takes Root: Woman as Help (Genesis 2:18-20)

Dr. Michael Waldstein, the Max Seckler Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University, delivers his talk entitled “Where the Order of Love First Takes Root: Woman as Help (Genesis 2:18-20).” Dr. Waldstein’s talk was part of the “Woman: Gift in Culture and Church Conference” at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Emily Stimpson: Theology of the Body and the Zombie Apocalypse: A Survival Guide

Emily Stimpson, author of “These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body”, delivers her talk entitled “Theology of the Body and the Zombie Apocalypse: A Survival Guide”. Ms. Stimpson was a Student Life Featured Speaker at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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May 2014 Show: “Theology of the Body and Everyday Life”

Mike AquilinaWith special guest Emily Stimpson, author of “These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body”, as they discuss how John Paul II’s well-known writings can be applied to every aspect of our lives.

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Living Chastity in Today’s World

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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The Varied Legacy of John Paul II

George Weigel, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of the two-part biography of Blessed John Paul II Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning, spoke on “The Achievement of John Paul II–A Retrospective” at Franciscan University of Steubenville as part of the Distinguished Speaker series in spring semester 2011.  In this talk, Weigel examines the massive legacy of Pope John Paul II and highlights ten major contributions made by the late Holy Father to the Church and to the world.  “The papacy was not a role John Paul II sought,” said Weigel, “but it is a role he fulfilled in a striking way for 26 and a half years and fulfilled as a continuation, as an expression of the defining commitment of his life, which was to be a Christian disciple.”

Veritatis Splendor: An Example of JP II’s Anthropology in Action

Dr. John Grabowski, associate professor of Moral Theology & Ethics, Catholic University of America, speaks on “The Luminous Excess of the Acting Person: Assessing the Impact of Venerable John Paul II on American Catholic Moral Theology”, a presentation given on March 29th, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Theology of the Body: A New Angle on Salvation History

Dr. John Grabowski, associate professor of Moral Theology & Ethics, Catholic University of America, speaks on “The Luminous Excess of the Acting Person: Assessing the Impact of Venerable John Paul II on American Catholic Moral Theology”, a presentation given on March 29th, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

The Reconstitution of the Papacy

George Weigel, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of the two part biography of Blessed John Paul II Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning, spoke at Franciscan University of Steubenville as part of the Distinguished Speaker series in spring semester 2011.  In this talk, ” The Achievement of John Paul II–A Retrospective”,  Weigel examines the massive legacy of Pope John Paul II and highlights ten major contributions made by the late Holy Father to the Church and to the world.  “The papacy was not a role John Paul II sought,” said Weigel, “but it is a role he fulfilled in a striking way for 26 and a half years and fulfilled as a continuation, as an expression of the defining commitment of his life, which was to be a Christian disciple.”

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