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Oct 04, 2013  Casa Juan Diego Founders Given Faithful Citizenship Award
Louise and Mark ZwickThe Center for Faith and Culture awarded Louise and Mark Zwick, founders of the Casa Juan Diego in Houston, with the Faithful Citizenship Award at the Third Annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner & Lecture on Oct. 1 at River Oaks Country Club. The Center also welcomed the Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor-in-chief of America magazine, to speak about “Pacem in Terris.” 

Sep 20, 2013  MAFC Grad Becomes a Passionist for Christ
Image: Glenn BisqueraGlenn Bisquera, a 2012 graduate of the Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program, is experiencing what he has termed “the magnanimity of loss.” He has given up everything - his car, house and lifestyle - because God’s love is so overwhelming he could no longer resist His call.

May 01, 2013  Admissions Creates New Grad Office
Photo: UST StarProspective graduate students considering University of St. Thomas will now be able to contact a central graduate admissions office. University of St. Thomas is establishing a new Office of Graduate Admissions as part of its strategic planning process.

Apr 18, 2013  MAFC Grad Bridges Faith Communities
Photo: Ali CivelikIn what may seem paradoxical to some, a Muslim community leader—an imam—will receive a graduate degree in faith and culture from Houston’s Catholic university.

Mar 11, 2013  Cardinal DiNardo Speaks on Liturgy
Photo: Cardinal DiNardoDaniel Cardinal DiNardo gave insights on “The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” the first document of Vatican II, issued on Dec. 4, 1963, and the state of the Liturgy in the United States, both before and after Vatican II. The lecture was on Feb. 20 in Jones Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus.

Mar 04, 2013  Experts Talk Religious Freedom, China
Graphic: US China FlagTo illuminate the disparities of rights and protections of freedom of religious expression, the Center for International Studies and Center for Faith and Culture will host three experts during "The State of Religious Freedom in China," at 6 p.m. on March 4 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Oct 15, 2012  CFC Celebrates Faithful Citizenship
Photo: Fr. NestiThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture held its second annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner and Lecture on Oct. 3.

Oct 01, 2012  CFC Honors Faithful Citizens
Photo: Carl and Lois DavisThe Center for Faith and Culture will award Carl and Lois Davis the Faithful Citizens Award at the Faithful Citizenship Dinner and Lecture at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the River Oaks Country Club.

Sep 21, 2012  Archbishop Fiorenza Lecture Focuses on Vatican II
Photo: Dr John BorelliThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will host the annual Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture with Dr. John Borelli, research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd. Borelli will speak about “Understanding and Interpreting Vatican II and the Promotion of Dialogue.”

Aug 22, 2012  MAFC Program Welcomes Largest Class
Photo: MAFCAt its annual retreat on Aug. 18, the Center for Faith and Culture's Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program kicked off its third year at the University of St. Thomas by welcoming the largest incoming class to date.

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