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May 31, 2017  Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith & Culture at the University of St. Thomas Appoints Fr. Chris Valka, CSB, as Center Director
The University of St. Thomas Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith & Culture (CFC) has appointed Fr. Chris Valka, CSB, as the director for the Center.  

Oct 11, 2016  Sr. Maureen O’Connell Presented Faithful Citizenship Award
Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP, presented Faithful Citizenship AwardThe Center for Faith and Culture awarded Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP, executive director, Angela House, with the Faithful Citizenship Award at the Sixth Annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner on Oct. 5 at the Houston Country Club.

Sep 17, 2015  Biology’s Frohlich is New Center for Faith and Culture Fellow
Dr. Don Frohlich, professor of biology, has been appointed a fellow for Faith and Science in the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture.

Feb 03, 2015  $750K Gift Funds Faith & Culture Endowment
With an anonymous donation of $750,000, the Center for Faith and Culture recently completed its goal of raising a $3 million endowment.

Nov 03, 2014  Center for Faith and Culture Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Center for Faith and Culture has come a long way since its creation in 1994. Still, the Center maintains its focus on its core mission, to seek to understand and affect the relationship between the Gospel and the American way of life.

Oct 10, 2014  ‘Faithful Citizens’ Honored by Center for Faith and Culture
Ten prominent Catholic Houstonians received a Faithful Citizenship Award from the University of St. Thomas’ Center for Faith and Culture during the CFC’s Fourth Annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner held Oct. 2 at the Houston Country Club.

Aug 19, 2014  Rome Summer Course Stirs Students’ Perspectives
Rome Summer Course Stirs Students’ PerspectivesEcumenism is to Catholicism what dialogue is to the Church. To be Catholic is to be ecumenical. That was the message students received during the three-week intensive course, “Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective,” at the Centro Pro Union Summer Course in Rome, Italy.

Apr 29, 2014  Faith and Culture Grad Offers Gospel to Girls in Jail
When Spanish native Ana Maria Egea moved to Houston in 2010 as a language instructor, she was an ex-Catholic with little more than distain for either the Church or her new host country.

Apr 15, 2014  23 Deans Convene for Business Ethics Conference
Fr. Michael Czerny, S.J.Business school deans from 23 Catholic universities gathered in Houston on March 31 for a groundbreaking business ethics conference hosted by the University of St. Thomas-Houston’s Center for Faith and Culture in collaboration with the Cameron School of Business. 

Jan 22, 2014  Vatican Media Expert to Speak on Pope Francis
In honor of Pope Francis’ first year as pontiff,  the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will host the Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for a special lecture. The lecture, “New Peripheries for the Church: The Franciscan Quiet Revolution One Year Later,’ will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.

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