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Apr 27, 2012  MAFC Graduate Integrates Faith and Theater
MAFC Graduate Integrates Faith and TheaterFor eight years in Houston and Los Angeles, Sara Kumar worked as an electrical engineer by day and a theater artist, writer and director by night. In 2010, Kumar stumbled across the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture website and flew to Houston that weekend for a visit.

Apr 18, 2012  Panel Discusses Threats to Religious Freedom
Photo: Cardinal DiNardoIn conjunction with the Office of the President, the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture hosted a panel discussion on April 12, about religious freedom – it’s place within our Constitution, current threats to it and how best to respond to these threats within a Catholic context.

Mar 14, 2012  Learn More and Take Action Against the HHS Mandate
Graphic: HHS MandateThe recently announced Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate is a serious assault on religious liberty and freedom of conscience, according to Fr. Donald Nesti, CSSp, director of the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture.

Dec 22, 2011  Raye White gives $500,000 to Center for Faith and Culture
Raye White gives $500,000 to Center for Faith and CultureThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture received a $500,000 gift from Raye White on Oct. 3. The gift will support the Center’s mission to form community leaders who understand and effect the relationship between the worldview of Catholic faith and culture.

Nov 30, 2011  Inaugural Fundraiser Celebrates Faithful Citizenship
Inaugural Fundraiser Celebrates Faithful CitizenshipOn October 3rd, 2011, the CFC held their inaugural Faithful Citizenship Dinner and Lecture. The event provided companionship and intellectual stimulation for a noteworthy guest list all while raising just under $120,000 to help the CFC fund various activities.

Nov 30, 2011  Parish Advocacy Program Continues to Develop
With the help of pilot participants, the CFC is developing a program to help parishioners live as faithful citizens.

Nov 30, 2011  Prominent Catholic Voice Speaks on Religious Freedom
John L. Allen, Jr., senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and Vatican Analyst for CNN, speaks on behalf of the Center for Faith &Culture discussing 21st century challenges facing the Catholic Church. WATCH the video at the link above.

Nov 21, 2011  2011 Faithful Citizen Award Winner
Mr. Joe Tortorice Jr., the 2011 Faithful Citizen Award Winner, grew up in the food business, helping his father Joe Sr. in the family’s neighborhood grocery store in Beaumont, Texas. At the age of 28, Joe and several friends opened their own sandwich and soup shop and called it Jason’s Deli.

Aug 22, 2011  CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen Explores Religious Freedom
John L. Allen Jr., senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, will give the annual UST Center for Faith and Culture Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 in Jones Hall. Allen’s lecture will explore, "Religious Freedom: Its Roots in Catholic Thought and its Place in Vatican Diplomacy."

Mar 25, 2011  CFC Lecture Reflects on Century of Ecumenism
Photo:  Msgr John RadanoThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will present, “After a Century of Ecumenism: What has been Achieved? What are Some Challenges Facing Us Today,” a lecture by Monsignor John A. Radano.

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