News Archive : Aquinas Lecture

April 4, 2018 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University’s annual Aquinas Lecture Series will be held Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the on-campus Chapel of Mercy. If a loving, all-powerful God exists, why isn’t there more decisive evidence? University of Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair Meghan E. Sullivan, Ph.D., will address this question during her lecture “The Church and the Hidden God.” Discussing themes from Job, Augustine and contemporary philosophy, the talk will explore the roles of trust, authority and community in overcoming doubt.
March 28, 2017 - 12:54pm
Dr. Matthew Ashley, chair of the Theology Department at Notre Dame University, will present “A Pope on the Margins: Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church” at Mount Mercy University Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Mercy. Ashley’s talk is co-sponsored by the Mount Mercy University Aquinas Lecture Series and Notre Dame Club of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
February 23, 2016 - 11:30am
Mount Mercy University’s Aquinas Lecture was established in 1959 by the Sisters of Mercy to bring philosophers and theologians to campus to speak on topics such as violence, order, love, justice and the Church in contemporary society. This year, the university will host an interdisciplinary discussion on Pope Francis’ ideas about care for the Earth, our common home, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30–5 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall.
October 24, 2012 - 1:36pm
Mount Mercy University is celebrating the commitment of its Board of Trustees to the university during the annual Trustees Week October 22 – 26. Trustees will have an opportunity to engage with faculty, staff and students in the classroom as well as other campus activities.
October 23, 2012 - 7:00am
Mount Mercy University will welcome Rt. Rev. John Klassen, O.S.B., bio-chemist and abbot of the Benedictine Community, St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, for the annual Aquinas Lecture on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The lecture is free and open to the public; seating may be limited. A shuttle service will be available for those needing assistance from the parking lot to the entrance.

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