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Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Co-Sponsored Events

In order to support the exploration of Catholic thought and culture through various disciplines, the ICTC co-sponsors events on campus and in the community, engaging the intersection of Catholicism with disciplines ranging from sociology and business to history and gender studies. 

Sept 14: "Laudato Si', Climate Change & the Northwest: A Response of Faith for the Future" with Jeff Renner from King5

7:00-8:30 pm | Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University

Jeff will discuss the changes he has seen in our climate, the latest science and the compelling call of Pope Francis in Laudato Sí to Care for Our Common Home.

For nearly four decades, Jeff Renner served as Chief Meteorologist at KING TV. He has participated in conferences at both the White House and the Vatican and earned degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington and science journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Jeff and his wife, Sue, are members of Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish where they are active in a variety of ministries.

For information: call IPJC, 206-223-1138 or email

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In partnership with the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center and Earth Ministry.

Laudato Si': A Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation

Close-up image of St. James Cathedral

Saturday, September 30 | 10:30 am
St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle
Lunch and Resource Fair to follow

Join with Christians worldwide to commemorate the Season of Creation, the time between September 1 (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) and October 4 (feast day of St. Francis of Assisi).

We invite all people of faith to celebrate the joy which the Earth shares with us. Let us come together to thank God for the richness that is in the Creation which we share. Father Michael G. Ryan will preside at the Mass. A lunch and resource fair will follow. All are welcome.

In instituting the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis expressed the hope that it would “offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Sponsored by the ICTC, CEJS, the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Earth Ministry and St. James Cathedral

Resource List for the Season of Creation

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