February 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Pigott Auditorium
Panelists: Arturo Chavez, Ph.D., Laurie Cassidy, Ph.D., and Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Ph.D.
Following the fall lecture exploring the racial divide within the Catholic Church, the winter quarter lecture brings together three diverse panelists who will examine “American Catholicism, Xenophobia and Immigration.” The topic of the panel opens up conversation about the xenophobia and the history of Catholic immigration to the United States. The panelists will explore both the complicity of the Catholic Church as institution and community in xenophobia as well as its rich theological and spiritual teachings to welcome the stranger.
But that voice often does not penetrate the wall of fear, misconception and prejudice that can separate people who are poor from those of us who have what we need. The voice of poverty can be drowned out or ignored in the halls of government, where other legitimate demands for resources also resound.
A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of the State of Washington.
As Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities we feel spiritually and morally compelled to raise a collective voice confirming our values and commitments as Americans and educators. We represent colleges and universities from across our nation with more than 215,000 students and 21,000 faculty, and over 2 million living alumni.
Grounded in our Catholic and Jesuit mission, we are guided by our commitment to uphold the dignity of every person, to work for the common good of our nation, and to promote a living faith that works for justice. We see our work of teaching, scholarship and the formation of minds and spirits as a sacred trust.
Read the full statement.
Read more about what the ICTC has meant to Victoria, Nursing, class of 2017.