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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.

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.

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